JUBILEE celebrations on Newton-le-Willows High Street opened with a performance from the Valley Brass Band today. 

The brass band started off the Jubilee celebrations with a live performance outside Pied Bull.

Celebrations on the Newton High Street began today at 12pm, with Royal festivities to continue throughout the day.

Dave Chadwick, band conductor, said: "It looks like we're kicking everything off today. We're really looking forward to it - looks like it's going to be a fantastic day; it's going to be really busy. 

"We've done events in Newton High Street before, like the Christmas lights switch on, and we were really well-supported by the local community. It's fantastic to play here- you do get a really good reception and lots of people turn up." 

The band began their set with a rich performance of pop classics Y.M.C.A by the Village People and I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers. 

The band also performed at the beacon lighting on Thursday. 

The brass band started the day at Pied Bull and will later perform on Cobden Street and outside The Verona at 3pm. 

Other live music will also take place at Newton High Street's celebrations, including various musical performances at St Peter's Church. 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations were orchestrated by the High Street Hive, which saw businesses across the Newton High Street come together to provide members of the community with a day of celebrating 70 years of The Queen's reign. 

The High Street party is said to end at 9pm, with some businesses continuing the festivities into the evening.