THOUSANDS of people packed out a village festival and enjoyed a weekend of non-stop music.

Some of the best artists in East Anglia turned out to the Greystock Festival in Wivenhoe to entertain the crowds.

The annual event, which was first launched in 2013, has become a permanent fixture in the calendar and is held to raise funds for Wivenhoe Tempest FC.

This year’s festival featured a mix of artists with the list of performers including Atomic Kitten’s Kerry Katona and former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton as well as popular hip-hop artist Sharpey Major.

Festival goers were able to enjoy an array of drinks and food while there was also activities to keep youngsters busy such as a bouncy castle and go-karting.

Organiser William Grinstead said: “The whole festival has gone very well. We are all really pleased and we have had some fantastic feedback from people. The artists have all been really popular and the atmosphere has been great.

“We invested heavily in the infrastructure to make sure there was a lot more for children to do. There was definitely more families coming this year and it’s been so great to see so many happy people coming out and having fun.”

All proceeds from this year’s festival will help fund Wivenhoe Tempest’s plan to install 3G pitches at its stadium.