HUNDREDS turned out to join in the bank holiday fun at the Quayside Music Festival in Weymouth over Easter weekend.

The crowds gathered at Rendezvous on Saturday and Sunday to soak up the sun and listen to the fantastic live music on show.

Music played from noon until night on both days, with a host of ska-themed bands on the Saturday, including a Madness tribute act, and there was plenty of outside bars to keep everyone hydrated as temperatures soared above 20C.

Keith Treggiden, organiser of the Quayside Music Festival and general manager at Rendezvous, said: “It was absolutely phenomenal.

“We had by far the best Saturday we have ever had here and there was no trouble whatsoever, just loads of people enjoying the music and the sun.

“We were trying to be more environmentally friendly this year so we used hard, reusable plastic cups for the first time instead of disposable ones for the first time and that went really well.

“We had our first ever ska day on the Saturday as well which went down really well with everybody.

“It was just terrific, we alway get amazing crowds at the quayside festival and this year was probably one of our busiest ever in our eleventh year of hosting this.

“This festival started small and now it has grown into this huge event thanks to the crowds we get every year.

“Some people travel from all over the place to come to the festival, not just from Weymouth or Dorset but even further afield.

“The atmosphere was incredible, there was no trouble at all and everything was quite light hearted.

“I just want to say thank you to all of the people who made this happen and to the local council and authority who allow us to keep putting on this amazing event for the town every year.”

Portland resident Paul Burkhardt said: “It was a cracking event. Very well organised, great bands and the weather brought in a feel-good factor for the crowd. So many shiny, happy people.”

Andy McLeod travelled from Newquay in Cornwall to be at the festival. He said: “Great atmosphere, great music. Just a great place to be."