Thousands of revellers flocked to the sun-kissed streets of Kemp Town on Saturday for this year’s edition of its famous street festival.

Yesterday, Kemp Town Carnival bosses hailed the weekend’s antics as nothing short of an ‘outstanding success’ with around 25,000 visitors.

Organisers of the event said they are already planning the next carnival, despite this year’s lack of donations, which meant planners fell short of covering its cost.

Partygoers were spoilt with six stages of live musical action from 26 different bands, street theatre, break dancing, belly dancing, samba bands, art displays, a grand custard pie fight, barn dancing, live graffiti, creative workshops and children’s entertainment.

The action kicked off with the annual Parade of Flowers and set the precedent for an unforgettable day of unrivalled carnival fun.

Kemp Town attendees weren’t left disappointed when the schedule finished at 6pm.

An official after party at the Blind Tiger bar in Grand Parade welcomed those who wished to carry on partying throughout the night.

Mat Cook, of carnival organisers CooktheRabbit events, said the carnival was the ‘biggest ever’.

He added: “We had about 25,000 people, it was incredible.

“The weather was very kind, there was a great vibe and brilliant bands and entertainment.

“All the bands were great and the traders and local businesses were so supportive.

“We had an amazing bunch of dedicated volunteers who were there from six in the morning until nine at night and I’d like to thank them.

“Without them, we couldn’t have done it. It was the biggest ever.”

Saturday’s event is thought to have cost in the region of £40,000, but Mr Cook suggested a lack of donations meant planners were ‘a little short’ of covering its cost.

He added: “There’s still a question mark over whether we have been able to make the money.

“I think we’ve fallen short but we’ve not counted yet.

“But we’ll scrimp, cut and save to ensure we return next year and will be holding fundraising events through to next year’s carnival, including holding a big concert in St George’s Church in the year.”

Plans for next year’s event include a weekend fixture, with entertainment before and after the carnival, with a family-friendly festival in Queens Park on the Sunday.

If you still want to contribute to the Kemp Town Carnival Fund, you can purchase the Best of Brighton – Kemptown Carnival Volume 1 CD on iTunes for £8.99.

The record showcases some of the best bands to have played at the carnival.