THE bells of Bridgwater's St Mary's Church will be ringing out to let the town now the Quayside Festival is about to start.

This year's Quayside Festival takes place on Saturday, July 20 between 11am and 5pm will be biggest yet with performers and artists from all around the country performing alongside local musicians, singers, circus artists and performers filling the streets of Bridgwater from Blake Gardens to King Square.

Along with the Town Crier, the Festival seeks to capture the traditional cultural roots of the town (with clog dancing and great local food and drink) with the contemporary, with live music and street theatre.

There will be activities for all the family and best of all, it is free.

Look out for the Giant Octopus travelling through the festival and Rimski as he glides past you playing on his mobile upright piano.

The festival this year will be in Blake Garden, West Quay, Eastover/New Rd, Fore Street, Angel Place, King Square as well as associated activities with the Bridgwater Cultural Partners in the Bridgwater Arts Centre, Engine Room, Bridgwater Library and Blake Museum.

The Festival is commissioned by Sedgemoor District Council with funding support from Bridgwater Town Council and the Arts Council of England.

The Quayside Festival has been organised by Fuse Somerset Outdoor.