Organisers of a diversity festival in Cambridge said they were delighted at the big turnout on Saturday.

The Pink Festival, now in its fifth year, enjoyed late summer sunshine. There was live music, cabaret and comedy from a host of acts.

The event ended with a spectacular performance from dance DJ Sonique followed by gospel choir, Souls of Prophecy.

Organisers said more than 12,0000 people attended the festival at Cherry Hinton Hall in Cambridge.

Highlights of the day included X-Factor finalists Futureproof on the main stage.

Adora, a contemporary female burlesque troop performed ‘bourgeois cabaret’ and sizzling routines in the Cabaret Tent.

“We are overwhelmed by the number of people who “came out” on Saturday,” said Paul Clarke, Pink Festival organiser.

“It was the most amazing, perfect day we could have imagined.

“Seeing the crowds of thousands of people having a great time in the sun was all we could have asked for. Now we want to do it even bigger and better in 2009, and we will!”

The free festival is the only diversity festival in the East of England.

Photographs from this year’s event can be seen online at www.pinkfestival.com.

Volunteers and businesses that would like to support to the Pink Festival 2009 are invited to get in touch via email at info@pinkfestival.com.