CROWDS gathered across Middlewich for the return of FAB Festival which brought plenty of entertainment to visitors.

Peter Hook and the Light were this year’s main music attraction, performing a number of New Order and Joy Division classics to a crowd of over 1000 people.

As well as the main stage in Fountain Fields, the Fringe venues across the town also hosted many different artists as part of the festival.

Dave Thompson, Middlewich Town Council events manager, said: “We don’t keep track of attendance due to a lot of the festival being free to access.

“I’d say the numbers were slightly down on last year but that might only be because of the weather.

“Obviously there are always going to be critics but it’s important to remember that it is a small team who organise this festival and I think they’ve done a wonderful job.

“It was great, it always is, we started getting the field set up on Wednesday but we had to stop working on Thursday because of the wind.

“You can plan all you want but it is always a bit nerve wrecking as you get closer to the festival.”

Winsford band Deja Vega returned to FAB Festival and lead singer Jack Fearon was pleased with how the performance went.

Jack said: “FAB Festival was brilliant. We had such a good time and made some new fans. Peter Hook and The Light were amazing as expected.”

St Michael’s Church also hosted its annual Labyrinth event at the weekend, which sees the church decorated in order to depict various Bible stories and an estimated 3000 people turned up to see it.

There were many different artists playing across the various Fringe venues in the town as well as the main stage.

Martin Moseley, events organiser from Kings Lock Inn, said: “The festival was amazing for us.

“The marquee was that popular that we’ve decided we are going to keep it all summer which will be brilliant.

“We had a nice set up there with the stage as well. I organised some of the main stage events with Dave Thompson and the whole festival seemed to go down really well this year.”