Thousands of people are set to descend on a Wiltshire town for a festival boasting a variety of bands and other entertainment.

The Chippenham Folk Festival will see an expected audience of around 20,000 visits the town over four days.

Around 100 entertainers including music and dance teams, such as Quebec-based band Le Vent Du Nord and world champion tap dancer Amalie, will be performing at venues throughout Chippenham.

These venues will include streets, halls and local pubs in the town centre, from Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29.

Chippenham Folk Festival will also celebrate a landmark moment, as this year’s edition will be the event’s 50th anniversary.

The festival’s marketing director, Richard Wells, said the event was set for a huge birthday celebration with something for everyone on offer.

He said: “We have over 90 unpaid volunteers working flat out to lay on one our biggest festivals ever. I recommend residents of Chippenham and the surrounding towns check out our website to see the full lineup.

“For our 50th anniversary, we have something for everyone of every age including families, a genuine merry folk fest.”