Organisers of the Trowbridge Festival are celebrating after the three-day event went off without a hitch or a single complaint.

Around 600 people attended one or more of the days at the town’s first folk music festival in five years.

Festival spokesperson Kieran Moore said organisers are “over the moon” and aim to start planning next year’s festival straight away.

“We are really pleased. The whole festival was an unmitigated success. The whole event went off without a hitch.

“People have got their festival back. We even sold out of commemorative t-shirts and will break even by the look of things.

“We had glorious weather on Saturday and although it rained on Sunday it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. The vibe was brilliant.

“The bars ran out of cider on each day and had to restock,” said Mr Moore, who also helps to run The Pump folk music evenings behind The Lamb Inn in Trowbridge.

The Trowbridge Festival was staged on the Greenhill Fields between North Bradley and Southwick from Friday to Sunday, July 28 to 30.

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Mr Moore said: “We didn’t have a single complaint. Wiltshire Council officers came out on Friday and Saturday to make sure that we were keeping it in check and they were really pleased.

“We are as pleased as punch. We cannot believe that we have achieved it. There has been a five-year gap between the two festivals.”

Mr Moore said that this year’s festival had attracted some good headline acts on the Main Stage, including Nick Parker & The False Alarms on Friday, Holy Moly & The Crackers on Saturday and The Model Folk on Sunday.

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Festival-goers were treated to a set by 3 Daft Monkeys, who took the festival by storm with a “rollicking good” performance on the Main Stage on Saturday.

The festival also promoted several local artists on the Club Stage as well as giving a platform on the Pump Stage to the Holt Morris side.

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Festival director Nick Reed now plans to sit down in September with supporters and suppliers to plan next year’s festival.

Mr Moore says they hope to improve public access even though there were no tailbacks or congestion as people left at the end of this year’s festival.

“We are definitely hoping to be back next year. We will go straight into planning it and hope to make it better than this year.”