Singer’s bid for Morecambe Music Festival

Lancaster Castle during Lancaster Music Festival

Lancaster Castle during Lancaster Music Festival

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Lancaster Music Festival was a runaway success so now a singer wants the same thing for Morecambe.

Stuart Michaels wants to create a Morecambe Music Festival next summer, similar to Lancaster’s which attracted people from all over the world.

from left, Emma Hine, Levi Worsfold, Alastair Hodgetts, Andrew Mitchell, Tom Hodgkinson, Alex Repole and Vanessa Woffindin at the Lancaster Music Festival in Lancaster Castle

from left, Emma Hine, Levi Worsfold, Alastair Hodgetts, Andrew Mitchell, Tom Hodgkinson, Alex Repole and Vanessa Woffindin at the Lancaster Music Festival in Lancaster Castle

Thousands visited Lancaster for the city’s eighth music festival at the weekend and new plans could soon see Morecambe reap similar benefits.

Stuart, from Morecambe, has already had a lot of interest for his festival idea, which would run in venues from the West End to Bare.

He said: “It annoys me that we don’t have one like Lancaster and I am very passionate about Morecambe, I want to do the same thing here.

“Morecambe lost touch with a lot of things until five years ago, when it started to get better.

“The night life in Morecambe is becoming on par with Lancaster.

“Things like the carnival have raised the profile, I think it is ready for a Morecambe Music Festival.”

The singer is in the process of setting up a committee to kickstart plans.

Stuart, who also works as an Olly Murs tribute singer, hopes to have a main stage on the prom and a beer tent.

He said: “It will be something everybody can enjoy, tribute acts can take part, as well as bands, dance schools can perform and DJs.”

Pubs all over Lancaster were heaving for the festival as venues put on a programme of music from across the world, with gigs running from Wednesday night well into Monday. One of the biggest draws was Lancaster Castle, which was transformed into a mini festival site with a large music stage.

Anyone who wishes to get involved in plans for Morecambe’s Music Festival please contact Stuart on 07984759772.