A four day music and ale festival in Ilfracombe kick-started the Bank Holiday weekend.
The Sunwest Festival at the Landmark Theatre attracted hordes of revellers who enjoyed real ale and a host of live bands.
The free festival started on Friday and will continue through today.
There are more than 35 ales and ten ciders on offer during the weekend’s festivities.
Jeannette Beynon and her sister Linda Smith live in Ilfracombe and were soaking up the sunshine on Saturday.
Linda said: “It is a great atmosphere. It is so good for Ilfracombe, there are so many people down here. We could do with more events like this.
Jeannette said: “The beer festival is a lovely meeting place. It doesn’t just cater for one person. It caters for the whole family.”
Jeannette said staff at the Landmark have done an excellent job for staging the event.
She said: “I don’t think people have sung their praises enough. The people at the theatre deserve more recognition for the hard work.
“We are lucky we can reap the benefits of that hard work.”
Matt Love from Ilfracombe brought his friend Natalia Tydel and his son to the festival.
Mat said: “I have been to the festival before. I have been coming for a few years ever since moving down.
“It is a nice, free festival. It is good to see so many local bands playing. It is nice to get out and meet mates and socialise.”
Charmain Lovett, front of house manager for the Landmark Theatre and festival organiser, said the event was going smoothly.
She said: “We used to have the festival in September but we realised it was too late in the year.
“We moved it forward as the weather would be better and there would be more people around.
“The first night is normally a bit quiet, but this year it was better than expected.”
Charmain said people were queuing up from lunch time on Friday for the ales.
She said: “That was seven hours before we were due to open, so we opened early.
“There are lots of holidaymakers this year who have been interested in the real ales.
“Even though it is a beer festival it is not just for drinkers. All are welcome.”
Singer/song writer Jenna will take to the stage on today followed by The Tuesday Syndicate and Badly Worn Toy.