West End Festival is back this weekend

Last year's West End Festival. Sam Middleton and Michael Easthope, eight, helping create the More Music in Morecambe seaside banner.
Last year's West End Festival. Sam Middleton and Michael Easthope, eight, helping create the More Music in Morecambe seaside banner.

The annual West End Festival returns to Morecambe’s Regent Park this Saturday (July 19).

The festival runs from noon until 5pm with a great afternoon of live music, entertainment, arts and crafts plus many stalls from community groups and charities.

Organised by Morecambe based community music charity More Music and funded by Morecambe Town Council, the festival is free and open to all ages.

The Melodrome Stage will play host to great local bands and musicians, including Schooltrip. The Hairpiece Suite, Antivist, Britney and Lois, Caladium, and DeadRepublic.

There will also be a folk music corner where you can listen to More Music’s Folk Group led by Ben Farmer, the Chinese Ensemble and others, or just join in yourself!

There will be a great range of activities to take part in, such as Shane Johnstone’s Splodgomatic, bungee trampolining, and games with Lancaster City Council’s Play Rangers.

Entertainment will be provided by the wonderful Astral Circus, Boom Bike, street entertainer Gary Bridgens and Jasper the magician.

There will also be early years music sessions, arts and crafts with lots of things to make and do to a backdrop of lovely music from the Baybeat Carnival Streetband who’ll be parading around the park and the West End.

The West End Million project will have a stall at the festival wanting to hear from the local community about how that money should be spent.

More Music development director and event organiser Kathryn MacDonald said: “We are proud to be based in the West End in our building The Hothouse on Devonshire Road.

“Every year, we put on a special festival in Regent Park for our local community and we are really excited about this year’s event.

“The park becomes a really vibrant place to spend the afternoon, a great celebration for the West End and the people who live here.”

For more information, visit the webpage at www.moremusic
.org.uk/westendfestival2014 or call 01524 831997.