Bolton's annual summer music festival hit the right note over the weekend.

The two-day festival, which had live music across the town centre a was hailed a huge success,

Right to Roam was back for its fourth year and stages were set in some of the most popular venues, with the main stage in Victoria Square

Acts come from as far as Australia to just down the road, from 15-person choirs to solo acoustic artists. 

Venues included Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Northern Monkey and The Alma amongst others. 

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Last night, hit 90s band EMF played the main stage, with an appreciative, "bouncing" crowd lapping them up. 

Reflecting on the event, organiser Ivan Crompton spoke to The Bolton News. 

He said: "EMF were brilliant last night, possibly the nicest people I've met in music. The crowd were bouncing. 

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"I think all the other venues have been busy, although I've been on Victoria Square. 

"The Chameleons later are going to be bringing quite a lot of people to close the weekend. 

"It has just been good. The main thing is we are trying to do something positive for Bolton." 

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He added: "All the bands have been brilliant and I can't say enough people all staff and volunteers, you can't fault them, they have been absolutely out of this world." 

On being asked if the festival will continue next year, he said: "I think after this year is over, myself and the organisers are going to sit and reflect.

"It is a lot of hard work." 

This year the festival coincides with Bolton being named Greater Manchester's Town of Culture for 2024.