ORGANISERS of a music festival have thanked visitors and volunteers after their efforts helped raise £1,500 for charity.

The annual 'Glastonselfy' festival, which took place in Parc Penallta, is dedicated to the memory of Leanne Self, a music festival lover who passed away in 2015 after a battle with cancer.

Because Ms Self, who was from Newbridge, was too ill to go to Glastonbury that year, her friends decided to organise a local event modelled on the famous music festival.

Sadly, Ms Self passed away before the inaugural Glastonselfy, but her friends have continued to organise the festival each year, with proceeds going to various charitable causes.

This year's festival raised £1,500 for Winston's Wish, a charity which supports bereaved children.

One of Ms Self's friends, Jayne Jeremiah, thanked everyone who made this year's Glastonselfy such a success.

"We had 19 bands this year, and they all played for free", she said.

"One of the headline bands even travelled from Southampton. They were fantastic to do that.

"Thank you to all the volunteers, bikers and the bands who gave their time for free."

A group of bikers performed a "one minute rev-up" in memory of Ms Self.

Ms Jeremiah said the festival had grown in size and popularity each year, with more than 1,000 visitors to this year's edition.

She also thanked Caerphilly County Council for their help with the planning of Glastonselfy, and said preparations for next year's festival were already underway.