IT was sunflowers galore in Twyford for the return of Locality Festival.

The festival, which made its debut in 2021, was a real crowd pleaser with tribute acts, a circus and plenty of stalls taking over Humphrey Farms on Saturday, September 2.

This year’s theme was sunflowers, with around 1,000 visitors putting on their best flowery outfits for the chance to win best dressed. The winners received goodie bags and vouchers, courtesy of event sponsor County Glass.

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All profits from the festival will go to Mountbatten Hampshire, a hospice in West End, Southampton.

Brambridge Garden Centre also donated an olive tree and hundreds of pounds were raised for the hospice charity from a raffle.

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Locality Festival’s official photographer, Hayley Fitzhenry, said: “The event was great for all ages, there was a circus where you could learn how to juggle and perform circus acts and a large play area for the kids.

“The event sold raffle tickets with the money going to the charity with plenty of prizes on offer. Of course, there was also fabulous musical entertainment on two stages, the main stage kicked off with a local band called Roxy, then another local band called Peter Pods Peas (covering 70s and 80s music), Natalie Black (a tribute to Adele), Lee Pashley (Robbie Williams tribute act) and the main band was Coldplace (Coldplay tribute).

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“When those acts weren’t performing the other stage was welcomed by Mackenzie Gordon Smith who provided a great set with lots of songs to sing along to. A great day had by all.”

As well as music and entertainment, festival goers weren’t short of food and drink options with stalls including Phoenix Inn which sold Pimm’s in the festival’s recycled glasses, Pizza Round, a cocktail bar, Sam’s Fish and Chips, a vegan cakes stall and Marucci’s ice cream van.

Visitors also had the chance to relax with a trip to the well-being van, massages with Tranquil Forest or some retail therapy with stalls such as Susie James Jewellery selling handmade gifts.

To see more images taken by Hayley Fitzhenry, click on the gallery at the top of the page.