Bury singer Jsky has shared his joy in opening Bury Pride on Saturday as the streets were lined with more than 2,000 people.

The celebration of love and freedom of expression saw people come together in the centre of Bury.

Jsky headlined the main stage to open Bury Pride with a 10-minute set that included original music from his EP À La Mode, as well as his version of the 1989 hit Pump Up The Jam.

He hosted the remainder of the show with the Manchester-based drag queen Vivienne Lynsey who also performed a number of classics including Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe.

On Saturday, Jsky said: “Almost 20 years ago I attended Holy Cross College.

"And today (Saturday) I just opened Bury Pride. I never would have thought something like this would even be possible.

“Back then, I hadn't even come to terms with who I was and Bury was a very different place.

"Today over 2,000 people joined the parade in celebration. Long may it continue.”

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The singer has recently landed his own show on BBC Radio Manchester on Wednesdays between 7-10pm from May 18 as well as hosting a show on Gaydio, the world's largest LGBT station, every Monday from 7-9pm.