Volkswagens from all over the country made their way to Plympton at the weekend to enjoy the fifth annual Plymouth VolksFest.
This year’s event landed on the same dates as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Vince Davis, who is one of the organisers, said it made sense to continue the festival for a fourth day, as opposed to the usual three.
The festival kicked off on Friday at Newnham Park with bands and families arriving first thing.
During the course of the weekend more than 10,000 people attended the popular event – with one couple even getting married on the main stage.
Mr Davis said: “It went really, really well. Loads of people turned up and we had beautiful weather. The wedding on the main stage was just amazing and there were people everywhere throughout the festival.
“Without a shadow of a doubt it was the absolute best VolksFest to date.”
With more than 130 bands taking to the stage, a jubilee-inspired party on Monday and games galore, the festival provided a real treat for the whole family, said Mr Davis.
More than 65 activities had been laid on for children too, including bouncy castles, a climbing wall and a wild west cowboy show.
Headlining the main stage was indie rock band Hard Fi. Other acts included Blockhead, Mad Dog Mcrea, Dub Pistols and Joe Driscoll.
Comedians, story tellers, magicians, and dancers also performed over the action-packed weekend.
Mr Davis said: “We are, without sounding big headed, up there as one of the best events of this scale in Plymouth. With over 130 live bands ranging from solo artists to groups, I can’t think of anything else like it in Plymouth. It really was a fantastic weekend enjoyed thoroughly by all who attended.”
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