A music festival created a buzzing atmosphere in Bury town centre once again at the weekend.

 Bury Bandemonium returned on Saturday and saw a host of groups performing for visitors.

The Bloco Ashe Samba band played in Kay Gardens to greet visitors arriving in Bury by tram or bus.

In Racconto Square on The Rock, music students from Bury Music Service played a variety of tunes "which, not only entertained, but made their family and friends feel proud".

They were followed by a marching display by the Phoenix Parade Band, which is always looking for new members aged 18 or above.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire) band and the Crumpsall Concert Band performed in St John's Square at The Rock where they entertained shoppers with a number of popular tunes.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire) band performing on SaturdayThe Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire) band performing on Saturday (Image: Supplied)

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Organiser Andrew Taylor said: "It's always good to see the enjoyment which shoppers get from watching and listening to the bands, especially when young children start dancing to the music.

"Hopefully they will be inspired to learn to play an instrument and even join a band."

Any bands wishing to take part in Bury Bandemonium next year should contact Mr Taylor at jat999@tinyworld.co.uk.