The Lifestyles festival returns to Hunstanton next month after missing last year.

The free event saw more than 12,000 visitors when it was last held, and the organisers hope the numbers will continue to grow.

The festival has been taken over by a group of volunteers after its future was in doubt.

Lifestyles showcases a range of extreme sports and includes kitesurfing, parkour, live music, BMX riding and a VW show.

This year’s event will also feature the work of local street artists with artwork being auctioned after the event.

Arts co-ordinator Ruddy Muddy, who found fame with ‘grafilthy’ artwork on muddy vehicles, has offered one of his works for auction to help the cause.

Lifestyles chairman Liz Pendleton said she hoped the auction would be popular.

“Lifestyles is something really different and that’s why we wanted to save the event,” she said.

Festival-goers will be able to watch local and national kitesurfers and there will be have-a-go sessions in a number of activities.

There will be no camping facility this year, as in previous years.

“Having last year off allowed us to reasses some things and this is one decision we were forced to make.”

The festival has been saved through a combination of public funding and support from a wide range of organisations including West Norfolk Council.

This year’s event runs from September 19 to 21 and is completely free for visitors.

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