FESTIVAL lovers will be delighted to hear the Colchester Anti Loo Roll Festival is back for another instalment of fun, food, drinks and live music.

On the day, revellers can expect to be treated to a wealth of acts, with three stages.

The main stage will host stars Fleur East and Toploader as the event's headliners.

The cabaret stage will host an array of tribute acts bringing songs from Taylor Swift,  Dolly Parton and even Oasis and Steps.

There will also be a kids' zone, which will feature five Britain’s Got Talent acts, including comedic puppeteer Steve Hewlett.

On the day, children will be treated to magic, puppets, circus skills and much more.

This year, the group has gone all out with production, including professional soud systems and two new screens either side of the main stage.

The family festival prides itself on creating a safe, festival feel which is also an affordable day out, even allowing families to bring their own picnics to enjoy.

Any money raised will contribute directly to the Anti Loo Roll Brigade's community work.

Money raised will directly impacting poverty schemes DIY SOS jobs, refurbishing domestic abuse victims' new homes, as well as funding their summer camp scheme for children with learning disabilities.

On the event's impact, organiser Pete Dutch said: “Every penny raised will have a direct impact.

“If we can put on a great yearly event, whilst helping those who need it most, then that’s absolutely a win-win.

“After the success of last year, we can't wait to come back as bigger and better and ever, making this a yearly event that Colchester can be proud of.”

Colchester Anti Loo Roll Brigade was originally formed by Mr Dutch as a response to the panic buying in the early days of the Covid pandemic.

The group initially aimed to create a support network for those in need during that period, growing exponentially and providing vital support to further areas of the community.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 10 from 12pm, to 9pm.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.antiloorollfestival.uk.