THOUSANDS of people turned out for a new festival in Winchester.

The crowds basked in the scorching sunlight as they enjoyed music, comedy and food on Saturday.

The day at Devils Island, North Walls Recreation Ground, showcased well-known artists and the very best in local up-and-coming talent.

National and international comedians were also on show; and all this was coupled with the very best in street food.

Activities also on offer for festival goers, of all ages, included zorbing, tackling a climbing wall, bungee trampolines, body marbling and storytelling.

Jackie Edwards, a nurse of Winchester, attended the event with her three children.

She said: "It is so nice to have a big event like this on your doorstep.

"With the weather being so beautiful, and the whole family home, it has made for a fantastic day out."

She added: "My favourite part of the festival is the comedy. Also, I cannot forget the great food!"

The event was created by Ben Alderman, Stuart Bennett and Gary Bennett, who all grew up in Winchester.

Music acts included local boy Josh Savage, Richard Morris, Polly and the Billets Doux and Daughters of Davis.

Headlining the main music stage that evening was Eliza and the Bear.

A host of comedians also performed to the masses, theses included Hal Cruttenden, star of Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Rob Deering, Tom Deacon, Rachel Parris, Jen Brister, Steve Bugeja and MC James Gill.