GRAZE Festival returns for a third outing this bank holiday weekend.

Headlining the event, held on Humphry's Farm in Twyford, are one of Britain’s most successful hip hop acts, Stereo MC’s. Founded by rapper Rob Birch and DJ/producer Nick Hallam in 1985, Stereo MC’s are known for their enthusiasm on stage and their irresistible dance anthems. The prolific band have produced major hits like Step it Up and received two BRIT Awards for their hit album Connections in 1992.

After touring with the likes of Happy Mondays and EMF, Stereo MC’s are all set to hit the main stage at Graze on Sunday.

Republica, a technopop band best known for their hit single Ready to Go, also grace the family-friendly shindig. The band have found success both in England and the States, and even reached number 4 in the UK Albums chart with their debut self-titled album in 1996.

More musical entertainment comes in the shape of Twyford's favourite funk/soul outfit, Agency. The now split Bournemouth band were together for 29 years, and are re-forming this summer just for the festival. Agency’s authentic soulful performances are legendary, and they are known for their unique, funky atmosphere.

The two main stages will be home to 12 different acts, including Sussex’s alternative-folk band Noble Jacks, classic singer-songwriter Polly Paulusma, Swedish troubadour Benjamin Folke Thomas, Winchester’s own Ryan O’Reilly and enthusiastic alternative-rock pop duo Rews, returning after their successful Graze appearance last year.

Over at the Kids’ Tent, the hilarious Rhubarb Theatre will be kicking off the morning in style. Lively performances from acts such as Fushion Choir, Movin Monkeez and Chinese Dancers are sure to get the whole family on their feet!

Last year Graze Festival raised over £10,000 for local charities.