Festival goers flocked to Castle Hill Estate this weekend for the highly-anticipated Somersault Festival. After a successful inaugural year, 17,000 revellers were looking forward to a weekend of music, comedy, circus skills, food, wellness and more. Bombay Bicycle Club headlined the main stage on Saturday, with Laura Marling on Friday and Crystal Fighters closing the show on Sunday. The festival got off to a wet start on Thursday and Friday, clearing up to welcome blue skies and sunshine throughout Saturday. But the rain came back with a vengeance early on Sunday and despite not dampening spirits, the picturesque estate turned into a quagmire. By Sunday afternoon cars were being towed from the fields by nearby farmers and their tractors lending a hand, and party goers diving and playing in the mud.Something special happenedFestival organiser John Empson said: Somersault was incredible, the audience and the performers over-delivered. There was a bit of a rain, but there was sunshine and something very special happened at Castle Hill. Bombay Bicycle club said it was one of the best reactions theyve ever had. Passenger, Laura Marling, Jimmy Cliff, Imelda May, The Staves were incredible and Crystal Fighters brought the weekend to a close in style. Were already looking forward to next year.Boost for tourism North Devon MP said the festival had provided a welcome boost to tourism - with many muddy, welly-booted visitors spotted around the nearby towns during the weekend. He said: Somersault has very quickly established itself as a highlight of North Devons summer calendar. Castle Hill in Filleigh, which I know well, is an absolutely stunning location - even when the weather isnt perfect. Its not only a great event in itself, but it brings a lot of visitors to North Devon who might not otherwise come here. It provides a big boost to the local economy, which is important, but it also acts as a shop window for North Devon. I hope many of the Somersault attendees will come back again and again and enjoy our North Devon hospitality. It is not know when the lineup for next years festival will be announced, as the clean up begins to disassemble this years event.