Mr B and Divine Chaos rock Hobfest

Mr B and Divine Chaos rock Hobfest

James Preston

Mr B and Divine Chaos rock Hobfest

A three-day mix of punk, metal and acoustic songs kept the crowds entertained as Maidenhead's only alternative music festival returned over the weekend.

Hobfest, which took place at the Hobgoblin pub in High Street, is now in its fourth year and organisers have hailed this year's event as the biggest and best yet, with more than 40 acts taking part.

The festival had a very different atmosphere on each of its three nights, with rock and punk, led by Slough headliners Fella, kicking things off on Friday.

Saturday took on a heavier tone, with metal fans packing into the pub to see thrash five-piece Divine Chaos, but Sunday saw a return to a more chilled-out, acoustic atmosphere to round off the weekend.

Comedy 'chap-hop' rapper, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, who has performed at Bestival and GuilFest, was Sunday's star attraction.

Matt Delahoussaye, founder of co-organiser Bigshow Promotions, said: "It's been amazing and we have done so much better than we ever thought we would.

"We had a certain expectation after how we did last year and we completely demolished that in terms of turnover and footfall through the door."

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