The annual Whitehaven Festival gets underway in Cumbria today.
The three day event, now in its 14th year, attracts around 200,000 visitors over the weekend and brings in around £5 million to the local economy.
It is one of the largest community festivals in the UK and is and features an eclectic mix of Tall Ships, markets, street theatre, fairgrounds, Celebrity Chefs and live music on two stages.
Headliners this year are McFly, Sweet, Slade and Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers.
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