THOUSANDS came together to enjoy the sights and sounds of this year's Stompin' on the Quomps in Christchurch.

The one-day jazz festival, which is in its 24th year, has become a stand-out event in the summer calendar.

Visitors basked in the sunshine and enjoyed hours of live music from the two performance arenas at the Quay.

This year's festival featured headline act Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly, Emily Saunders Band featuring Byron Wallenpee and a two-part performance from The Taverners Big Band.

Alongside the music, visitors were able to sample a selection of food stalls and traders.

Stompin’ on the Quomps is non-ticketed volunteer-led event, although the audience are invited to make a donation.

From humble beginnings with just a few people gathered around the bandstand it is has grown to continually draw big crowds.