VIDEO AND PHOTO GALLERY: Belper Goes Green ECO Festival

Over 4,500 people attended the Belper Goes Green ECO Festival over the weekend - the biggest crowd to date.

As well as having over 100 stalls, performers and activities on offer, this year’s event included a full programme of talks and film showings for the first time in its history.

Buying plants at the event are Minna Fricker and her daughter Edith.

Buying plants at the event are Minna Fricker and her daughter Edith.

The festival, which ran over Saturday and Sunday May, was aided by good weather and no rain.

David George, from Transition Belper who organised the event, said: “It was easily the best festival yet - there was a huge crowd and a superb atmosphere all weekend.

“Everyone really enjoyed themselves and had a great time at the event.”

Live music was spread across two stages including performances from Sue Macfarlane, Robyn Johnson and Bad Fishermen.

The aim of the festival is to promote ways of living sustainably and show that only small changes need to be made to live a green lifestyle.

Mr George explains: “We want to show that it can actually be very rewarding for people to live their lives more sustainably and definitely not a chore.

“If people leave the festival and absorb some of that message then we’ve done our job.”

He says one of the highlights for him was the Experimental Sonic machine which he says was “very strange”.