Towneley Live: Remember when McFly, N-Dubz and Diversity came to Burnley?

In August 2011, Burnley was gearing up for its first major music festival at Towneley Park.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 3:45 pm
The UK’s biggest pop acts drew massive crowds to Towneley Park

Despite muddy conditions, more than 12,000 music fans donned waterproofs, wellies and smiles to make the first Towneley Live festival a resounding success

Burnley's first major pop music festival was praised as a resounding success
People of all ages were captivated by explosive performances
More than 12,000 music fans donned waterproofs, wellies and smiles to make the first Towneley Live festival a resounding success
Community leaders praised the event saying it “put Burnley on the map”
Fun in the mud
Fans had fun despite the rain
The people of Burnley and the people who came into Burnley that day were really impressed by what took place - Coun. Heginbotham
These youngsters donned face paint of their favourite band
Jump around!
Hands up if you had fun
Fans made banners to welcome their favourite acts
The Saturdays were one of the bands to perform at Towneley Live
Cameras at the ready!
People of all ages were captivated by explosive performances from McFly, N-Dubz, The Saturdays, Scouting For Girls and Diversity
12,000 music fans packed into Towneley Park
The people of Burnley and the people who came into Burnley that day were really impressed by what took place - Coun. Heginbotham
Can you spot yourself?
Despite the festivals success, Towneley Live was a one-off event
The feedback from the people who went to this event was great. They thought it was a fantastic day - Coun. Sumner
Remember a time when not everyone had a smart phone?
Hands up if you're having a good time
The festival was the first and biggest of its kind to be held in Burnley
Fans sung along with their favourite pop stars
Do you still have the photos that you took on that day?
It's been nearly ten years since Towneley Live