DORCHESTER’S historic Maumbury Rings is bracing itself for another weekend of bumper bank holiday fun.

The venue will host major events on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with something for everyone to enjoy in the county town.

It all gets underway on Saturday, with the Anonymous Festival organised by young people in the town for fellow youngsters.

The festival is now in its seventh year.

There will be a range of acts performing from noon to 6pm as well as an open mic café, a bungee run, graffiti art, slacklining, a carpet run, craft workshops and parkour.

There will be music on the day from the likes of folk musician Declan Millar and headline act Fast Decline as well as performances from Pop Club, Kennedy, Ten Zero One, Tapley and Stocker, The Inca’s and a new ensemble performance put together specifically for the event.

Visitors to the Rings will also be able to enjoy Emerald Ant’s Iguanadon Restaurant, a 20 minute show described as a ‘highly visual, funny, peculiar, fast moving, historical romp’.

Dorchester’s Love Parade will make a welcome return on Sunday, with a South American themed procession heading through the town from noon.

There will then be music and fun for all ages at Maumbury Rings throughout the afternoon and evening before an after party at Café Jagos.

Acts performing at Maumbury Rings include Nina Garcia, Hustle, Neil Ross, a Cher Tribute and Killer Heels Showgirls.

There will also be activities such as face painting and a bouncy castle and a range of food and craft stalls set up on the day.

One of the organises of the event, Chris Kendrick, said they are really hoping for their biggest year.

He said: “We had to move the Love Parade at the last minute last year which I think affected our numbers - even though we were still really really busy. But this year we are hoping for more.”

He added: “The Orlando nightclub shooting took us all a couple of steps back and we have that in mind at this year. It is why we have events like this.”

The weekend will be rounded off with the 12th instalment of the Music Day organised by the town council in Maumbury Rings on Monday.

Like all the other events it is free of charges and will run from 1.30pm to 10pm.

It is being supported by Dorchester Arts and will also see a bar and hot food on offer.

The six bands lined up to play are Grand Re-Union, Rodney Branigan, Stompin Dave, Stone Roots, The Sessions and Till There was Uke.

With something for everyone, families are being urged to bring a blanket and picnic and make a day of it.

The Music Day marks the culmination of a busy summer events programme organised by Dorchester Town Council.

Chairman of the council’s management Robin Potter said the event was always a popular occasion for local residents.

He said: “It seems to go down very well with all the people in Dorchester so we are pleased to offer it to them.”

The weather for the bank holiday weekend is looking cloudy but warm with highs 23C and some possibility of rain on Saturday.