Warwick gives Yaxley Festival star power

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road.  Community Zone organisers Suzanne Delegate and Julie Howe EMN-170513-175800009
Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Community Zone organisers Suzanne Delegate and Julie Howe EMN-170513-175800009
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A star from a land not so far away made sure a community festival of the year was out of this world for the thousands of visitors who attended.

Yaxley festival, which has been running since 2013, saw a range of music and activities taking place in the village on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The crowds were joined by Hollywood star and local resident Warwick Davis - best known for his role as Wicket the Ewok in the Star Wars films - and the 501st Leigon, the official Star Wars Re-enactment Group.

The festival was also raising money for charity Little People UK, of which Warwick is a patron.

There were more than 40 bands on two stages over the weekend, with thousands of visitors expected to attend.

There were also classic cars, a sports tournament and other activities taking place.

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road.  Cambs Sugar craft judges  Nicola Nash and Jennie Richardson EMN-170513-175907009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Cambs Sugar craft judges Nicola Nash and Jennie Richardson EMN-170513-175907009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road.  Callum Eglan, Nick Heyes, Fran  Van Tam and Steve Wilson with the Exel Autocare race car EMN-170513-175919009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Callum Eglan, Nick Heyes, Fran Van Tam and Steve Wilson with the Exel Autocare race car EMN-170513-175919009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road.  Samantha Cadera, Ilba Armane, Mia Stone, Michelle Lane, Natasha Jacob, Hayley Mears, Alex Thurgood from BGL and the Young People Counselling Service EMN-170513-175931009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Samantha Cadera, Ilba Armane, Mia Stone, Michelle Lane, Natasha Jacob, Hayley Mears, Alex Thurgood from BGL and the Young People Counselling Service EMN-170513-175931009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Rosemary Singlehurst and Christine Bristow with Tweed the French Poiton donkey from Hamerton Zoo Park EMN-170513-175942009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Rosemary Singlehurst and Christine Bristow with Tweed the French Poiton donkey from Hamerton Zoo Park EMN-170513-175942009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Joy Simons and puppy Quasar in front of the Cromwell Vets stand at the festival EMN-170513-175954009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Joy Simons and puppy Quasar in front of the Cromwell Vets stand at the festival EMN-170513-175954009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Artist Tony Nero at work. EMN-170513-180019009

Yaxley Festival at Middleton Road. Artist Tony Nero at work. EMN-170513-180019009