Crowds descended on Burnley at the bank holiday weekend as a highly anticipated music festival returned.

Burnley Live took place from Friday, May 3, until Monday, May 6.

More than 20 venues around Burnley joined together to bring the festival to life, with live music from Elvis and Spice Girls tribute acts.

The weekend also saw opera singers, punk tribute bands and local original artists, bring live music entertainment to the event.

Ormerod Street was closed and a stage was erected to showcase a series of bands across the weekend. 

Venues such as The Loom, Big Window, The Palazzo, The Swan and The Coal Yard played host to events over the weekend

Pictures taken by Kevin Furber, the media manager at Burnley Live, showcase some of the musical talent who performed and happy members of the public watching the event unfold.

This year buskers and Star Wars characters descended on the town centre shopping area, Charter Walk. Fairground rides were also enjoyed by younger visitors. 

On Saturday (May 4) Burnley town centre also featured its artisan market.

A spokesperson for the event said: “We don’t think Burnley town centre has ever been as busy on a May bank holiday, the support from local music fans has been simply humbling.

“Everyone is shouting about the event on social media in support of their local bands and this event, we are very proud to have given talented local artists an opportunity to shine on the main stage in front of hundreds of fans.

“We want to give a massive thanks to everyone who supports us.”

The festival was organised and 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).