THOUSANDS of visitors headed into Wilmslow to enjoy weekend of live music and performances.

The first ever Wilmslow Live event has been hailed a huge success as local bands and musicians took to the stage over the bank holiday.

The event was organised by Wilmslow Business Improvement District (BID), on behalf of town centre businesses.

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Lisa Russett, Wilmslow BID manager, said: “We’re delighted so many people enjoyed Wilmslow Live last weekend.

“The town was absolutely buzzing and there was a great atmosphere.

“It was a brilliant day.

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“I also want to say a big thank you to all our artists and bands.

“Some of these are on the cusp of big things so it was great to be able to see them right here and now in Wilmslow.”

Singer songwriter Jess Scragg, soul and funk band Violet Line, Indie folk and pop musician Black Sheep Lad, KJP & The Divas, Sunstate, all-female Siren Sounds choir and Alderley and Wilmslow Musical Theatre Group took to the headline stage, sponsored by Silk FM.

Free family-friendly activities on offer included mini golf, face painting, games and balloon modelling.

A selection of street food was available.

The town’s cafés, restaurants, pubs, and bars also took part in the celebrations, with a line-up of exciting events and performances across the entire weekend.