EXCITEMENT is growing with just over a week to go before a huge music festival returns to the stage.

Jurassic Fields will return to Asker Meadows in Bridport on Friday, July 13, and promises fun for all the family to enjoy.

Music lovers will be able to camp for the first time in the event’s five years, meaning you’ll get the full festival experience.

This year’s line-up is made up of both established acts and acts hoping to make a breakthrough on the bill.

This year, Friday night's headliners are the Dub Pistols.Saturday’s headliners are The Dualers, a nine-piece ska and reggae band who are being viewed as a big coup for the festival.

Other acts include Tankus the Henge, Dr and the Medics, Rusty Shackle, The Leggomen and Shelby's Elbow - just some of the 40 acts confirmed.

Dan Broom, festival organiser, said: "The festival is in its fifth year and it all started when myself and a friend decided West Dorset hasn't got a proper music festival, so we thought how hard could it be?

"We found out it was pretty hard, but made sure we set about it the proper way, going through the proper channels.

"Our first year was pretty successful. It was a one-day festival for about 500 people.

"Now, it’s just growing and growing.”

The festival prides itself on allowing local musicians to share a bill with such established performers, with some going on to taste success.

Weymouth's Lauren Bannon, finalist on this year's The Voice, has appeared twice at the festival.

The long-term objective of the festival has young musicians in mind.

Dan said: "Long-term we want to build either a music studio or a music hall, an open space for young musicians to come and learn how to use the music equipment."

In addition to the music, there is also comedy on Saturday afternoon, hosted by Bridport's own Tom Glover who will be joined by Luke Honnoraty and Mike Cox.

There will also be a number of food stalls selling different cuisines, arts and craft stalls and a designated children's play area.

The event relies solely on the help of volunteers, as well as sponsorship from local companies.

For more information and tickets, visit jurassicfields.com