CHIPPING Norton will be buzzing with music, stalls and plenty of family entertainment with the return of the Town Festival.

Now in its fifth year, this year's event takes place in the town centre on Sunday, June 22 and will include more than nine hours of live music from 11am.

There will be an eclectic mix on a stage near the Town Hall including music from local choirs, gypsy rock, gospel folk, heavy metal, classical guitar and blues.

Visitors can also enjoy a show of classic and interesting cars, more than 50 stalls, children’s rides and games, food stalls and a hog roast .

The festival was launched five years ago to promote the town and provide a day given over to local music and a celebration of Chippy by the townspeople.

For the second year running, the Rotary Club of Chipping Norton will be closely involved with the organisation in conjunction with management committee members.

Martin Jarratt, chairman of the management committee, said: "The Festival is aimed fairly and squarely at families. There will be lots of activities for children at pocket money prices.

"The Festival is run solely for the benefit of local organisations and charities, and relies on sponsorship, advertising and donations to pay its way. Midlands Co-operative have agreed to be a major sponsor again this year and the organisers would like to thank them and all the other sponsors for their continuing support and generosity.

"Every single penny of net profit will be ploughed back into the local community. Over two thousand people enjoyed the fun last year, and it is hoped even more can come along this year – it will be a truly enjoyable experience."