The first ever Bury Food and Drink Festival is back on after the event was postponed following the closure of the indoor market late last year.

The festival, which was due to take place at Bury Market in November, will now take place from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 at a number of locations in the town centre. 

The council was forced to postpone the event after the discovery of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) at Bury Market. 

The festival, which will now take place over three days instead of five, will welcome food markets, drinks, crafts, music and live entertainment to the town. 

The town centre is set to be packed with pop-up food markets, artisan drinks, craft stalls, music and live entertainment.

A list of vendors and stall-holders has been released on the council's website as well as information on how to become a stall-holder. 

A spokesperson for Bury Market said: "Food vendors will take residence around the Golden Mile and Georgina Block in Bury Market, Kay Gardens, the Sir Robert Peel statue, Haymarket and on and leading to The Rock shopping centre, showcasing the very best food Bury has to offer from across the world.

"Tempt your taste buds with exclusive vegan, vegetarian and meat options as we welcome lots of great vendors and entertainment, (with more to follow), to Bury's 3 day festival of food and culture!"