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Crowds of up to 20,000 are expected at Brisfest event

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Image caption Brisfest will be taking place on the Ashton Court estate for the first time

Some 20,000 people are expected at Ashton Court in Bristol for a volunteer-run community music festival.

Brisfest has been running since 2008 and has seen crowds of up to 25,000 people at its former location in the city's Harbourside.

In January it was announced that the event would be moved to a new site. It is the first time a festival has been held on the estate for five years.

Hip hop trio De La Soul are headlining. Local DJ Ronnie Size will also perform.

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Organisers are advising all ticket holders to leave cars at home and use public transport and the shuttle busses provided.

The annual Ashton Court Festival, which started in 1974, folded in 2007.

Following the final Ashton Court Festival, the Bristol Festival Community Group came together in 2007 in a bid to ensure the survival of a community festival for the city.

BBC Introducing in Bristol will be curating one of the main stages at the event.

It is the first time BBC Introducing has teamed up with Brisfest and more than 10 selected artists will play on the BBC Introducing stage.

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