Beautiful Days at Ottery St Mary

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Escot Park, near Ottery St Mary, throughout the weekend now the 2011 Beautiful Days festival has begun.

Such is the popularity of the annual family festival, tickets for the four-day event sold out weeks ago.

The gates opened on Thursday for early-bird campers to set up their tents, while the festival’s live music acts kicked off from 2pm on Friday.

With main headline acts including Carter USM, Big Audio Dynamite, Gogol Bordello and Levellers, and other acts including Tim Minchin, Flogging Molly, Afro Celt Sound System, Pop Will Eat Itself, I Am Kloot, The Low Anthem, Oysterband, Stereo MCs, Teddy Thompson, Eddi Reader, System 7, The Beat and Kissy Sell Out, festival-goers have plenty to keep them entertained.

The dry weather is expected to hold throughout the weekend until Sunday, when rain is forecast.

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