THE biggest music festival in Hampshire will wrap up tonight following its best year yet.

Boomtown Fair has been running since Wednesday, pulling in around 67,000 revellers from across the country – with some attendees travelling from overseas.

The festival, which is now a staple event in music lovers’ diaries, has been unravelling at Matterley Bowl near Winchester, with more than 500 artists across 27 main stages and 80 interactive street venues, playing music from over 80 genres.

Headliners included American singer-songwriter and rapper Lauryn Hill, rap-rock super group Prophets of Rage, and The Streets, the iconic alternative hip-hop band.

The festival has grown from 1,000 to 66,000 capacity since 2009, and is the fourth fastest growing music festival ever.

Next year, following a new license being granted by Winchester City Council, the maximum capacity will stretch to 76,000 people.

Tomorrow, the big getaway begins, when everyone returns home.