THOUSANDS of music lovers flocked to Romsey to enjoy the sounds of more than 100 groups of musicians as the Beggars Fair took over the town once again.

There were pop up performances of everything from jazz to folk to classical music in various locations around the town as the popular annual event returned for its 29th annual outing on Saturday.

Headliners The Soulcathchers drew a large crowd to the Main Stage at The Cornmarket for a toe-tapping performance featuring a selection of Motown and soul from the nine-strong Southampton band.

Daily Echo: The Beggars Fair returned to Romsey

Totton-based En Masse Pop Choir impressed during their set in Abbey United Reform Church with their original vocal arrangements and choreography to classics including Aretha Franklin's Say A Little Prayer. 

Bat2k, a percussion group performing Brazilian rhythms, gathered quite a following as they performed on the move between the Memorial Park and Romsey Abbey.

Beggars Fair has grown into a hugely popular annual celebration of music following humble beginnings in 1993 with a handful of performers and a crowd sat on straw bales.