If Friday night at Larmer Tree is any indication of how good the rest of the festival weekend is likely to be, we're all in for a treat.

Bars bustled, sun kissed faces glowed and kids ran around the glorious grounds enjoying the woods and gardens dressed up to the nines.

Headliner Jake Bugg was top billing on the main stage on Friday.

With his unique tone, he drew in the crowds with numbers including Trouble Town and Taste It.

His music has a nostalgic feel for me, and his influences of the Everly Brothers and Johnny Cash can be detected.

But the comedy tent was the stand out for me of the night.

Compere Charlie Baker was outstanding. Getting the crowd onside, gently ribbing audience members without alienating anyone and his tales on a countryside childhood had the crowd in stitches.

Second up, Sean Mcloughlin probably found the crowd were not his usual cup of tea. But it was an accomplished, clever set with some genuinely funny moments.

Jen Brister had us in the palm of her hands. Unapologetic, side splittingly funny, she is the proof (if anyone needs one) that female comics need more credit.

Mark Watson was the main name in The Arc and he is as unassuming and delightful as perhaps you would expect. He's been to Larmer Tree before so knew what to expect from his audience and played to us expertly.

Comedy isn't usually what you come to a festival to see but this was a top line up. And with Sara Pascoe on tonight, we'll be making a repeat visit to The Arc tent.