Burnley prepares for May bank holiday music festival

Apr 16, 2024

Burnley is gearing up for a long weekend of music, dance and community spirit as the town prepares for the Burnley Live music festival next month.

Taking place from Friday 3rd – Monday 6th May, the event will feature appearances and performances from a range of musicians and bands across a number town centre venues.

From karaoke and covers to DJ sets and original music from local artists, Burnley Live will see a number of locations come alive with songs from across the decades, providing tunes for everyone to enjoy.

Popular destinations 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.

And on Ormerod Street, a stage will showcase a series of bands across the Saturday and Sunday. Whether you like Pop, Indie, Rock or prefer mainstream chart music, there will be something to get those toes tapping.

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

The festival – which is being delivered by Discover Burnley in collaboration with Mojitos and Remedy – forms part of a series of events and activities organised by Burnley Business Improvement District (BID), with the organisation striving to boost footfall in Burnley and raise awareness of what the town has to offer.

For more information about the event, and to see what is taking place and when, visit – www.discoverburnley.co.uk/burnley-live/.

Speaking ahead of May’s event, 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!”

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