Festivals at the double this weekend

Pete Moser.
Pete Moser.

A double dose of festival fun to celebrate the 20th anniversary of More Music in Morecambe is lined up for this weekend.

The annual West End Festival returns to Regent Park on Saturday whilst on Sunday, Morecambe Promenade will see a one-man band festival return to the resort.

The West End Festival runs from noon to 5pm.

A great day of fun for all ages is promised with free live music, entertainment, activities and stalls from charities and community groups.

Free musical mayhem and fun continues on Sunday when one man bands from across the country will converge on the prom for the One Man Band Shebang.

The brainchild of More Music’s artistic director 
Pete Moser, himself a one-man band of some repute, returns to town for the first time in some years.

Appearing at the Shebang will be such wonderfully named acts as Mr Boom from the Moon, Ray Stubbs’ Amazing Blues Band, The Fiddlin Green Machine, Colonel Custard, Have a Banana One Man Band, Dan Foxes Fusion Electronics, Woodys One Man Band, John Cuevas Chilean Band and even a one man band on stilts, courtesy of Bill Brookman.

The Shebang also runs from noon to 5pm.

These events are part of a series celebrating More Music’s 20th anniversary.

Still to come is the Stages Reunion Gig at The Hothouse on July 20, where young bands and musicianswho have come through More Music’s Stages programme will perform on one show.

For more information on all More Music’s 20th anniversary events, ring 01524 831997.