THE Brunswick Festival returns to Hove on the weekend of August 16 and 17.

Due to the popularity of the event in previous years, the festival is giving priority for stall pitches to community groups, residents and charities.

Applications from commercial traders will be considered after July 15.

An expanded children's area for this year’s event, held in Brunswick Square, means there will be fewer stalls.

Veronica Stephens, the festival co-ordinator, said: “We always need people to help with general admin, designing posters and flyers, leafleting, fundraising, litter picking and helping out.”

If you're interested in volunteering, email

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The festival is preceded by Rural Day in St Ann's Well Gardens on August 10.