Rag n Bone Man wowed the crowds as one of the county's most popular festivals returned. 

Mello Festival returned to Upton Upon Severn after a three-year break caused by the pandemic.

Thousands came to the town over the Jubilee weekend, with organisers hailing it as a huge success.

Steve High, one of the organisers of Mello Festival, said: "All the top acts were sensational, so professional and easy to work with.

"Although there were so many other events on this weekend, we were amazed how many attended and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

"The atmosphere was brilliant from the minute they arrived on Thursday.

"We did go quiet on the Sunday after the amazing show by Ella Henderson but people did have work and school the next day.

"The weather never dampened spirits at all.

"After a three year absence, it was fantastic to see Mello back and making so many people happy.

"We tried hard to keep the "chilled " atmosphere and with so many entertainment sites to visit , there was plenty going on.

"From the top acts on Weston's Main stage and Contempo Stage, to the young and up coming acts on the Severn Sounds Stage it was great to see all the artists enjoying being back.

"Mello delivered what was hoped for and more despite the weather."

Big-name acts at this year's festival included Rag n Bone Man, Ella Henderson, Toploader, Goldie Lookin' Chain and Toploader.

The 100-strong choir gave well-received performances in both opening spots on Saturday and Sunday.

The festival has had a three-year break after it had to be postponed in 2020 and 2021 because of the covid pandemic.

This year's festival ran over four days instead of the usual two because of the long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.