AN Oxfordshire music festival has announced it will ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.

Organisers of BunkFest in Wallingford have said they will not allow stalls to sell disposable containers.

Instead, following sponsorship from a housing developer, it will supply revellers with reusable drinking bottles with water refill stations across the site.

The housebuilder, St Edward, is working with Wallingford shop Sportswize to supply the bottles.

Bunkfest director Peter Rostron said: "This in a small but very important way lends focus to the current problems identified on our land and in our oceans."

The folk music festival, which takes over the town's Kinecroft park and other venues around Wallingford, is set to return for this year's three-day outing on Friday, August 30.

Headliners from Oxfordshire and across the region include Tankus the Henge, Merry Hell and Roving Crows.

This year's festival will also include a mainstage tribute to founder Bob Wyatt who died earlier this year after a nine-year battle with cancer.

St Edwards is currently building a new housing estate of 555-homes at Slade End Farm off Wantage Road.

Mr Rostron said he was pleased to welcomed the firm as a sponsor because it had a 'sustainable ethic'.