It’s the high life for kite festival

The kite festival in Morecambe.
The kite festival in Morecambe.
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Morecambe promenade will be a sea of colourful kites this weekend as the town’s free kite festival hits new heights.

This year is exactly two decades since community music and education charity More Music was founded.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Morecambe Promenade and turn their eyes skywards to watch a vast array of kites of all shapes, sizes and colours.

The spectacular display will run from noon to 5pm on both Saturday (June 29) and Sunday (June 30). There will be plenty to see and do on terra firma too.

On Saturday, there will be arts and crafts, a chance to learn circus skills, a bungee trampoline, street entertainers and the Baybeat band on the Stone Jetty and next to the Midland Hotel.

As an additional attraction on the Sunday, a stage outside The Platform will host a variety of musicians and bands creating a vibrant atmosphere.

Performers will include Lake Komo, Guns of Navarone, Baybeat Carnival Band, Bill Orrick and Leap to your Feet Appalachian Dancers.

Other More Music 20th anniversary events coming up include the West End Festival and Stages Reunion Gig on July 20 and the return of the One Man Band Shebang on July 21.

Another celebratory event taking place during the kite festival is a gig by The New Rope String Band this Saturday (June 29) at 8pm in The Hothouse, More Music’s base.

The New Rope String Band combine superb musicianship with comic genius in a show featuring elements of the circus, vaudeville and slapstick with acoustic music.

Tickets for the gig are priced £10/£8(concession). For more information and to book, ring 01524 831997.