After a year of delay, one of the UK's biggest musical tribute festivals made a return this year.

Festwich took place at Prestwich this weekend, Saturday July 24 and Sunday July 25.

With tribute acts such as Sicknot, The Machine Rages On, Nirvana UK, and State of Quo on Saturday and Fu Fighters, Green Haze, Rollin' Stoned and Queensque on Sunday, the festival drew in up to 2,000 people.

More than 20 live bands performed over two days at St Mary's Park, where plenty of food and drink refreshments were also available, including hot dogs, croissants and coffee.

There were also rides and a stall set out by To Dye For, selling dyed clothes for children and adults.

Jools Taylor, one of the main organisers, said: "The atmosphere this weekend has been unprecedented.

"Saturday and Sunday, people were so emotional and we could feel the positive energy, which was epic and intense, just like a massive party in a field.

"It was quite hard to put it all together this year and we took a big risk with the timing, when we could have still been in lockdown, but you have to dig in and deliver when the time comes.

"Now that restrictions have ended, live music is going to boom.

"While there may be an issue with bands coming in from abroad, I think the industry will come back.

"Music is so important and people need it and want to be there enjoying it, which is what we saw this weekend, and it's not an exaggeration to say there wasn't one person here this weekend who wasn't singing, which made me and the other organisers really emotional."

Festwich first took place in 2012 and has grown into one of the most popular musical tribute festivals in the country.

After a successful return, plans are already underway for an extravagant celebration of the festival's 10th year.

Jools added: "We have some very big plans for the tenth anniversary of Festwich, which is next year."