A small corner of west London was transformed into a tropical paradise for the Mauritius Open Air Festival
Thousands of revellers descended on Gunnersbury Park on Sunday (August 21) for a vibrant celebration of the island nation's culture, food and drink.
Brightly coloured flags fluttered in the wind, which also carried the tempting aromas of Mauritian delicacies, as the throngs enjoyed music from some of the country's biggest names at the park, on the borders of Acton and Brentford .
Festival director Eshan Badal said just under 10,000 people had attended the event, which was taking place for a seventh year and for the second time in west London, following its move from Tottenham.
'They must have thought they were at Glastonbury'
"It was a great day, with everything that represented the culture, food and drink from back home," he said.
"It was sunny for most of the day and even when the rain started people didn't mind. They must have thought they were at Glastonbury as they were dancing like mad amid the rainfall."
"It was incredibly humbling to see people who had travelled from as far afield as France and Ireland to attend the festival, and we will be back next year."