Details have been released of this year's Burnley Live music festival which takes place on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The festival takes place from Friday, May 3, through to Monday and features performances from a range of musicians and bands across town centre venues.

Venues such as The Loom, Big Window, The Palazzo, The Swan, The Coal Yard, Penny Black, Hidden and Kestrel Suite will all be playing host to events over the weekend, while Charter Walk is set to feature a range of activities on the Saturday including performances from a South American band and appearances from Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers.

On Ormerod Street, a stage will showcase a series of bands across the Saturday and Sunday. 

Elsewhere, the Artisan Market will once again showcase local produce and creativity, and in Burnley Markets visitors will find a range of food stalls as part of their ‘festival of food for a fiver’ deal.

The festival is being planned by Discover Burnley in collaboration with Mojitos and Remed and forms part of a series of events and activities organised by Burnley Business Improvement District (BID).

Lancashire Telegraph:

Burnley BID Project Manager, Laura Diffey, said: “The countdown is well and truly on now, and I’m certain the people of Burnley and beyond will enjoy the line-up of talented performers and musicians that will be taking to the stage.

“It’s not just about the music though. There’s lots to see and do in Charter Walk and at the Artisan Market for the whole family, so why not put the dates in your diary and come along!”

You can find updates to the festival at