DORSET’S biggest reggae festival returned to the Isle of Purbeck at the weekend.

Now in its third year, The Wilkswood Reggae Festival has grown from a small, family-friendly event to a major highlight on the festival calendar attracting hundreds of visitors and a line-up of reggae legends and pioneers.

The three-day event which is held on a 600-acre farm on the outskirts of the Purbeck village of Langton Matravers, is the brainchild of Dubwood Productions, a joint collaboration with the Scott Arms in Kingston (near Corfe Castle, not Jamaica!) and members of Dubheart, Bournemouth’s own international reggae stars.

Headliners included reggae legend, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, who worked with Bob Marley and the Wailers and is often credited with kick-starting Bob Marley’s career.