Sunday May 5th saw the first Burnley Live music event in Burnley town centre. It was free to attend and attracted hundreds of revelers, young and old to enjoy the music in the sunshine.
As well as a selection of the area’s best musical talent there was also a children’s funfair, licensed bar, street food vendors and art and craft stalls.
DJ Glynn Abbott, Hayley J. Brown, James L.A, Marcus Henry, Furious Styles Duo, Bridle City Lights, Downtown Band, Erase & Rewind and Northern Social Band all helped create an unforgettable afternoon of entertainment before the party carried on in town’s bars and restaurants throughout the night.
“We’ve been saying all along that Burnley town centre deserves its own festival and Sunday showed why,” said Madge, who also runs Remedy Gin Bar in the town.
“The town was packed out with families enjoying some great live music, lovely food and of course a few drinks. All the feedback we have had so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
“It was a brilliant night in town afterwards as well. The same May Bank Holiday Sunday last year, it was one of the quietest I have ever seen. This one was one of the busiest. The town centre and night-time economies are so important to a town like Burnley and we need to make sure they are properly and continually invested in.
“I’d like to thank our sponsors and Burnley Council because without their help Burnley Live would not have been possible.
The festival’s two main sponsors were Burnley firms VEKA and AMS Neve with support coming from Fagan and Whalley, who provided the stage, Pennine Community Credit Union, Witch Interiors and Jet Kings.