IN ITS second year as being branded B Love, and the annual closer of the Basingstoke Festival has become about a lot more than just music.

From the magical forest to Fit Up Productions circus performances to the music on the four different stages, there was something for everyone.

Kicking-off this year’s extravaganza on the main stage was the Vocal Skills Choir with some wonderful covers of chart-topping songs.

Elsewhere Reading heavy hitters Compounds rocked both on and off the Amped stage, with their guitarist and bass player joining the crowd at the end of their set.

As has become tradition at the festival, the Love Bass stage was where the party was, with non-stop drum and bass throughout the day.

On the main stage SK Shlomo cleverly used his vocal and looping skills to make audience call back into music.

The crowds started to pack out the area in front of the main stage when Utah Saints played their DJ set, with some brilliant remixes of songs like Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ and New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’.

Day one was closed out by Faithless DJ, Sister Bliss, playing a blend of remixes and Faithless hits.