Live music, dance and theatre will be performed on Croydon's High Street this summer as the borough's outdoor entertainment festival returns for a second year.

Street Live brings culture out in the open, turning High Street, which was permanently pedestrianised in April, into a public performance space, hosting a programme of events from June 9 until late August.

Last year's festival, organised the by the Council and Croydon Business Improvement District (BID), saw more than half a million people turn out to enjoy the spectacle.

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “Pedestrianising High Street has meant we’ve been able to turn a space for cars into a space for people, and Street Live really emphasises that point.

“This programme is looking really exciting and it will add to the number of activities we have going on across the borough all year round for those living, working and visiting Croydon.”

This year’s programme will see dance troupe Apsara Arts open, followed by BRIT School presents, a series of live performances by students from the Selhurst arts school.

On August 17 there will a BMX exhibition, with riders performing tricks and routines for the public.

Wimbledon Live also returns, showing all the tennis action on a big screen over the two-week tournament at the beginning of July.

Towards the end of the month, there will be the chance for families to get competitive with crazy golf on July 20 and 21.

Matthew Sims, chief executive of Croydon BID, said: “Croydon’s summer programme is literally packed full of events and activities for everyone, whatever your age, to enjoy. Street Live brings together a host of talent across three months, attacking the senses, inspiring the mind and bringing people together.

“Not wishing to forget the transformation of the High Street into Wimbledon Live, all you need to do is sit back, relax and soak up the summer sun and enjoy an eclectic mix of scintillating talent, live or on the big screen. It’s time for a staycation - keep it Croydon.”