MORE than 100 acts are heading to Swindon when festival SMF2018 kicks off.

The event at Boston Brothers in Bridge Street is returning for the third year and organiser A J Mayhew told the Adver he was delighted at how it had grown.

“I’m mega excited for this year’s SMF," he said.

“I feel the event is now truly established and we’re blessed to have so much local talent involved,” he said.

“Our aim is to provide a platform for local artists to showcase their talents.

“We have some exciting emerging acts this year as well as more established artists such as Grim Sickers, who is currently touring with The Streets.

“We also have Frosty and D-Low, who are incredible beatboxers and both UK beatbox champs.”

Three areas of the venue will feature different styles of music from house, techno and bass with DJs including 4D2Deep, Gareth Cole and Logia to hip-hop, jungle, garage and reggae.

There will be a dance showcase, and in the backyard a free barbecue and music from R’n’B acts, afrobeat, soul and urban mix, featuring local acts Paul Carroll, Jada Funk DJ DH, and other DJs.

“It’s an all-day event so I’d encourage people to come down early and watch the show.

“We have various PAs, DJs & MCs passing through as well as some great dancers,” AJ added.

Backed by local firms including SN1 Cars and Autoworks, the event aims to showcase established artists as well as giving up and coming DJs and performers a chance to entertain.

AJ hopes one day to make SMF the biggest music event the town has ever seen, featuring the town’s best talent.

The event runs from noon until 1am on May 6 and tickets costing £5 are available on the door.