Thousands of people turned out to enjoy dance, music and theatre at the East Barnet Festival.

Now in its 20th year, the three day event at Oak Hill Park included a funfair, classic car show and golf tournament.

Friday night saw The Urban Big Band and WTW Big Band entertain the crowd, while Rockin’ Bones and Fiende Fatale filled the park with music on Saturday, and Natalie Shay and Blind Pilgrim on Sunday.

Barnet Football Club helped run games for all ages, while junior go-karts, a food village and a wide array of community stalls also entertained visitors.

Organiser Barry Ainsworth, of St Wilfrids Road, East Barnet, said: “It was absolutely brilliant, it worked very well indeed. The car show was bigger than ever before. So many people had said bring it back, so we did.”

Mr Ainsworth, who has helped organise the festival for eight years, added: “The bands really worked very hard indeed entertaining the audience. I am a great believer in bringing new talent in. Everyone was up dancing, it got a great chunk of the crowd.”

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers and Barnet mayor Councillor Mark Shooter were among the visitors to the festival.

Ms Villiers said: "I have been coming to the East Barnet Festival for over a decade now. Every year it gets bigger and better.

"I was impressed by the quality of the performances including from a Canadian Dance Troupe – the Calgary Dance Express. By popular demand, this group was invited back for a second year at the festival.”