THOUSANDS of revellers packed out Ashley Cross at the weekend, for the 19th Grooves on the Green.

Billed as Dorset's longest running community music festival, the two-day event is a firm favourite on Poole's calender.

Visitor Brendan Pellegrini told the Echo: "It has been a real cracking afternoon of entertainment.

"The live acts have been brilliant and there has been plenty of activities for families, for children.

"This is the second time I've attended Grooves on the Green, but I know a lot of people who have barely missed a year."

This year, once again, the festival backed Diverse Abilities, which supports children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities across the county.

Over the past five years the festival has raised around £20,000 for the charity.

Artists and bands performing over the weekend included Jack Grace, Rujiero and The Urban Collective, Soul Creek, Mother Ukers, Tim Somerfield, Laura Hemming, Nicole Mcnally and Amie Knight.

Aside from the two live music stages, the festival offered a selection of food stalls, numerous bars, a kids zone, clothing and craft stalls and a bouncy castle.