THE Om and Bass festival kicked off yesterday with glorious weather and plenty of reggae.

Outrageous shapes were no stretch for organiser Rach Cox and visitors Dotty Clay and Roger Gong, who got into the spirit of the yoga and wellbeing event.

The South Oxfordshire festival, held in Braziers Park near Wallingford, runs until Sunday.

Funk reggae band Storytellers opened the festival, in their fourth consecutive year at the event, followed by lively solo reggae artist Shumba and award-winning DJ Jimmy Thunder.

Tonight will see performances from Deadly Hunta and Zen Lewis – who have previously played together at Glastonbury – between sets by Leo B and DJ Ed Lewington.

About 700 people were expected to attend this year's event, which will feature some 133 workshops.

The packed three-day schedule will see workshops and sessions take place across eight alternatively named areas - the Yoga Barn, Shanty Shala, Creation Corner, Peace and Rainbows, Karma Culture, Main House Yoga Hall, Main House Dining Hall and Reggae Dome.

The environmentally conscious festival is enforcing a plastic and glass-free site this year, while programmes made from recycled paper feature vegetable ink.

Eco-friendly toilets and showers are also on the site, which has a smoking ban and is not selling alcohol – though visitors can bring their own booze.

A busking stop and children’s adventure playground are also featuring.

An eclectic, mostly vegan, menu features global cuisines, while essentials are available from a small supply shop.

Revellers will this year see a 'healing lawn' in place, described as a 'lovely sanctuary for massage and therapies', on the water garden lawns at the front of the main house.

Atendees are being reminded that there are no cash machines on site and that tickets do no need to be printed.