WITH the sun shining over the Bank Holiday weekend, thousands of people flocked to Laverstock Park Farm for a weekend of music.

For the sixth year in a row, festivalgoers were treated to three days of nonstop entertainment at the CarFest summer festival.

Each year the event raises thousands for Children in Need and this year boasted a musical line-up which included Olly Murs, Jess Glynne, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Busted.

It was in the spring of 2012 that BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show host Chris Evans first dreamt up the concept for a family festival, and since then CarFest has been held each year.

The festival featured everything from live music to fast cars, from gourmet foods to steam fairs.

With modern and classic cars whizzing around former Formula One champion Jody Scheckter’s farm, as people filed in, a glance over at the big screen would reveal the week’s host and CarFest founder Mr Evans jumping out of a car travelling on two wheels.

If the main stage was not for some visitors there was plenty more on offer, with the vintage village transporting visitors back to the 1950s, with swing and jive classes, and a short stroll around would unveil perfectly preserved cars from the 1930s right through to the 1970s, from meticulously prepared Morgans to pristine Porsches and even being taken back to the future with some DeLoreans.

It was not just on the main stage where famous faces could be found, with many top chefs including MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire, showcasing some of their latest recipes at the Food Fair Kitchen.

There were monster trucks, pig racing and even the annual CarFest Carnival.

Basingstoke businesses and talents were also on hand to help out, with FatBoyz Dance Group entertaining crowds and Playdays staff painting children’s faces as their favourite superheroes.

CarFest has raised more than £6m for BBC Children in Need, a figure which is set to rise following this year’s sellout festival.