A primary school in Chadderton has held its first-ever music festival with an impressive line-up of local artists to inspire a love of music in children.

Approximately 500 children at Burnley Brow Community School got dressed up in festival gear for the special day on Friday (July 1) which saw numerous acts perform for the youngsters.

Two acts at ‘BB Fest’ were local Oldham Motown and soul artist, Babalola Jr, and country singer Chloe Jones, both of whom have featured on The Voice.

A record-breaking ‘bubbleologist’, Ray Bubbles, who blows giant bubbles, also came along while the rest of the acts were comprised of pop artists Natalia Jacques and Gabriel and rapper, Conduit.

Amy Mackie’s Dance Studio kicked the festival off with a Zumba session.

Maria Lucas, the school’s music lead who organised the event, commended the performers for giving up their time for free “so that our children could experience live music”.

Ms Lucas said: “The children dressed in ‘festival wear’ for the event – lots had tie-dye tops and wellies on, and really looked the part.

“The children were so excited to see the different performers – it was a completely new experience for them and it is important for us as a school to provide these experiences for them.

“It was a huge success.

“We organised ‘BB Fest’ so that our children could experience a wide range of high-quality live music.

“We had a range of acts from soul singers to rappers.

“It was a fantastic way to celebrate a year of music and friendship but with a festival vibe.

“The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the event.”