Techno lovers have long been hip to Family Piknik: it is a key festival in Montpellier in France that dates way back. And it is the work of Tom Pooks, who since 2012 has been the driving force behind making it one of the most renowned techno gatherings in Europe.

It played out this summer in some superb locations around the beautiful Montpellier with superstars like Charlotte de Witte, Riche Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Whomadewho, Sébastien Léger and many more all playing.

We were there and here are some of the best pictures from the event.