The organisers promised a bigger and better Dorset VolksFest this year and they definitely delivered with more parking, events and stalls to keep everyone happy.

The weekend got off to a great start with the majority of people arriving to get set up and make the most of the full three days.

The music and beer tent was busy for most of the day culminating with Lionstar playing a great Reggae set to a packed crowd.

On Saturday, some people were a little slow to get started due to the aforementioned Friday night in the beer tent but there was still enough going on to keep the estimated 5,000 people who visited over the weekend happy.

There was a small children’s area, a graffiti wall displaying the talents of local artist Ricky Also and a mountain bike stunt /agility show from TeamRockitUK (who actually put on about four shows a day so good going guys).

There were bands on throughout the day culminating in another rammed night of music in the tent with the tunes being supplied by Filta who definitely got the whole crowd going with their infectious brand of some of the greatest dance music of all time.

The Pride In Ownership competition took place on the Sunday morning with a fair few entries for the 17 (yes, 17) different categories.

This is always one of the best bits of a Dub Fest as everyone has a different opinion on what their ideal van is.

All too soon the prizes were awarded and everyone started making their way off site for the journey home.

This year's Dorset Volksfest has definitely stepped it up a gear from the last year and looks well worth another visit in 2018.