Morecambe Carnival won’t ever cost you a penny

Morecambe Carnival crowd on Sunday. Photo by Al Robbins.
Morecambe Carnival crowd on Sunday. Photo by Al Robbins.

In less than two weeks Morecambe promenade will be packed with live music, colourful floats and fun entertainment for all.

The Morecambe Carnival returns to the resort for the third time on the weekend of April 30 and May 1 and organisers have promised it will always remain a free event.

David Brayshaw, chairman of Morecambe Carnival’s organising committee, said: “There is always a buzzing atmosphere in the town when the carnival arrives, people are always asking about it and we have so many people wanting to get involved, it effects everybody.

“It has increased this year as we have had bigger names added to the lineup. Of course the bigger we get the more costs go up, it is a balancing act to keep the books straight. We have got to get more security and infrastructure, we have got a bigger stage. But the whole ethos is to try and keep it free as possible. We want to create an event where families can come down and not have to pay a penny, that has always been the idea. We will always keep it a free event.”

The carnival will welcome stars Scouting For Girls, Alesha Dixon, Newton Faulker, Jake Quickenden from X-Factor and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Voice winner Kevin Simm on Sunday May 1 on the Main Stage.

There’s plenty more going on over the Carnival weekend to keep families and visitors entertained. Some activities include the circus, parade, fairground rides in the Dome, and displays from parachutists at Black Knights Parachute Centre.