A live music festival saw more than 4,500 people descend on Burnley as it returned to the town centre for the second year running.

Burnley Live took place over the bank holiday weekend and saw dozens of local venues showcasing a series of bands and artists, with music bustling through the streets, during the day through to the evening.

Burnley BID project manager, Laura Diffey, said the event saw a significant increase in footfall to the town centre compared to the same weekend in 2023.

Ms Diffey said: “We were delighted to see so many people at Burnley Live which has firmly established itself as a must-attend event in the town.

“It was an incredibly busy weekend with a fantastic atmosphere and with dozens of acts and venues taking part, it really does demonstrate the benefit of working collectively as a town.

“We’re now excited to build on this year's success and look forward to making Burnley Live even bigger and better in the future.”

Remedy owner Madge Nawaz, who started Burnley Live in 2019, said "This year, we had more than 4,500 people attend the event with some bar owners saying this was their busiest weekend ever.

“This has always been the aim of Burnley Live – to bring more people into our town centre, to support venues, and, of course, to support our fantastic local artists.”

Adam Wolski-Brown, who runs Mojitos, said: “What a weekend! So much hard work goes into putting on an event like this, but when you see many people out there enjoying themselves, it really does make it all worthwhile.”

Debbie Hernon, Charter Walk centre manager, said: “It was great to see everyone return to Burnley for what was an even bigger and better Burnley Live than last year.

“The atmosphere was incredible, and it was great to see venues across the town come together to showcase local talents. We can’t wait for next year.”

Burnley Live was delivered by Discover Burnley in collaboration with local venues Bar Mojitos and Remedy Gin Bar who organised the main live stage.

It forms part of a series of events and activities organised by Burnley Business Improvement District (BID) on behalf of town centre businesses to boost footfall in Burnley and raise awareness of what the town has to offer.