Music lovers flocked in their thousands to turn Moseley Folk Festival into another sell-out.
Six thousand revellers descended on Moseley Park for the three-day festival which concluded on Sunday night with a rousing performance by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
A string of Birmingham acts, spearheaded by Goodnight Lenin and Moseley’s own Fyfe Dangerfield, took to the stage as organisers continued the tradition of promoting local artists.
Joint organiser Carl Gervis, aged 40, from Hollywood, in Birmingham, said: “It’s been a great weekend and has sold out for the third year running.
“The festival can’t really grow anymore because it’s up to capacity so it’s a really intimate atmosphere.
“It’s definitely got a magical feel which is down to the fabulous setting.”
Sixties icon Donovan headlined the main stage on Saturday while Divine Comedy were the curtain closing act on Friday.
Si Poole, from the band The Loose Kites, who played on Sunday, said: “Donovan was a childhood hero so I’m gutted I missed him
“Most of the big festivals have lost the community feel you get here – it’s very charming.”
Geoff Dolman, who runs Birmingham label Static Caravan Recordings, was delighted to see many of his artists on stage.
The 48-year-old from Dorridge, who attended with his three-year-old daughter Violet, said: “It’s a fantastic site that allows decent views all around.
“The organisers have been very supportive of local artists and the city should be proud of this event.”
The festival is likely to have brought tens of thousands of pounds into the area.
Faye Byrne, aged 31, from Bournville, went with her cousin Leanne Chaplin and was one of many looking forward to The Unthanks.
“We got here early to enjoy a few Pimms,” said Faye. “There’s a very intimate atmosphere and that’s absolutely what I’m into.”
Enjoying the music on Friday was Chris Bowers, an IT site manager from Moseley.
The 32-year-old said: “I’ve had a really enjoyable time, its been pretty chilled out and its very different from other festivals I’ve been to.”
Student Michelle Smith travelled from Carmarthen in South Wales for the event. The 31-year-old said: “It had a really nice, family-friendly atmosphere and the weather thankfully held out for us.”