A MUSIC festival had its biggest year yet after dozens of acts performed before hundreds of blues fans.

Blues music lovers flocked to Creeksea Place Farm, where artists from across the Maldon district and the rest of the world performed a variety of folk, Americana and classic blues.

This year, listeners from children to grandparents could come together and listen to the sounds of the talented acts across two stages.

Thankfully the weather held up for the event and there was even a host of happy campers in tents at this year’s festival.

To build things up ahead of the show, there was a festival fringe performance in Burnham on the eve of the festival.

Some of the biggest names the festival has ever had were presented at this year’s event, with rising blues and Americana star Mike Ross and his band, guitarist and singer Kris Dollimore, soulful American singer Kyshona and the return of one of the artists from the first Blues at the Barns, Maldon-born folk singer David Hughes.

Event promoter and Burnham musician Tim Aves said he was thrilled to have been able to bring so many artists to Creeksea.

Mr Aves said: “The whole event went very well.

“All the acts were really well received.

“The weather was not amazing, it was a little bit on the chilly side, but thankfully it did not rain all day.

“We had about 230 people in all which by and large said to us the event was very successful.

“Every single person enjoyed themselves and we got amazing feedback from both the listeners and the acts.

“It was the best line-up we have ever had.

“The number of people who said that was quite remarkable, it had a good variety of people and it was just a great show.”

The organiser is expecting there to be another Blues at the Barns next year.