A GREEN community arts festival is returning to Maindee.

The Incredible Edible Maindee Festival will kick off tomorrow at midday, with a street parade from the Rugby Club grounds on Grafton Road to Maindee Primary School at 1pm.

Last year Maindee Festival won best local event in Newport City Radio's (NCR) Love Live Music Awards, and this year it will feature a performance by Apple Tree Theory who headlined the awards ceremony.

The free festival is run by volunteers, and will host entertainment throughout the day on the main stage (hosted by Ian Lamsdale and Kym Frederick from NCR), garden stage (hosted by Adam L. Davies from NCR) and in the spoken word tent.

The main stage will host Apple Tree Theory at 1pm, dancing by the Bollywood Belles and a performance by Maindee School Choir from 2pm. Other acts on this stage include folk music from Michal Poreba and Gerado Albela, singing by Tracey Curtis and accordion by Otto Covaci. There will be a disco at 6pm.

The garden stage will feature performances by Zim Voices, Ellis Devlin, Bryony Sier, Operasonic Choir, Stacey Marie, Sidney Fate, Aled Hughes and Ces Y Cocoa.

The spoken word tent will feature people from the Pendragon Writers Guild and Cwtsh poets, amongst other Newport writers.

Hula hooping workshops will also be on offer, run by Sophie Spins, and there will also be workshops on planting seeds.

This year's theme is is community growing, biodiversity and sustainability, with shopping trolleys and decorated wheelbarrows based on plants and wildlife at the parade.

Clowns, Tip and Trash, will be entertaining whilst promoting recycling, and Pride in Pill have volunteered to litter pick.

Newport Wastesavers will bring upcycled items and Renew Wales will be demonstrating a pedal powered plastic bottle shredder.

The festival ends at 7pm.