A one-day, family-friendly music festival is returning for its third year, with a stellar line-up of local talent.

Set deep in the Hertfordshire countryside, Brookfest will take place at Brook Cottage Farm Riding School, Furneux Pelham, on Saturday, July 6.

Gates open at 12.00pm with live music all day, including The Mamma Mia’s, Jack the Lad, GunRunner, Tingeymajig, Trojan Horses, Hugo Valentine, and the Peter Lemer Quintet.

The festival also features record-playing party-starters The Shed, a yoga/mindfulness area, an interactive theatrical tea tent, art and crafts, food and drink stalls along with activities for children. Camping is available and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

The festival is a not-for-profit event raising money for Brook Cottage Farm Riding for the Disabled (RDA) activities which take place at the riding school. This allows people with disabilities to enjoy nature, to be physically active and benefit from contact with horses. Brook Cottage Farm RDA group is making preparations for becoming an RDA carriage-driving group, and is raising funds for the continuing creation of a half-mile driving and riding track around the hay-field with wildflowers, butterflies and a picnic area.

Tickets are now available online from www.brookfest.net or from the cafe or office at the riding school.