Sky really the limit at seaside festival

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THE sky promises to be the limit when the Morecambe Seaside Festival flies back into the resort on the weekend of September 1 and 2.

For the last weekend of the school holidays, expect spectacular aerial stunts from the Red Arrows, magical fireworks, top class music and more, as this year’s programme of Morecambe’s Festivals by the Sea comes to a dramatic end.

On Saturday, the arena stage will host a showcase of live music throughout the day performed by top local talent.

Headlining the Saturday evening is a tribute to one of the country’s biggest stars: Adele. Ami Barrett will take to the stage at 7pm to perform her Someone Like Adele show.

Saturday’s programme of entertainment ends with a magnificent firework display at 9pm, launched from the Stone Jetty against the backdrop of Morecambe Bay.

The Red Arrows are booked to perform an aerobatic display at noon on Sunday. Legendary World War Two aircraft will also be paying a visit to the festival, with air displays from the Spitfire at 1.15pm and Dakota at 2.15pm.

Ron Sands, Cabinet member for tourism at Lancaster City Council, said: “Our festivals are not just about attracting people to Morecambe on the day or weekend of the event itself – we are reaching out to a new generation which will fall in love with Morecambe, and come back again and again.

“They’re also an opportunity for our communities to come together and take pride in what we have to offer as a district.”

Coun June Ashworth, chairman of Morecambe Town Council’s Festivals and Events Committee, said: “Morecambe Town Council is pleased to be working in partnership with Lancaster City Council by jointly funding the Seaside Festival again this 
year.

“The hugely popular Seaside Festival is a fantastic climax to Morecambe’s summer season, and provides a real boost for tourism by attracting thousands of visitors.”

Over the festival weekend, the Platform will be hosting some special guests.

Children will be able to enjoy two amazing shows and get up close with Bjorn the Polar Bear on the Saturday and Tiny the Dinosaur on Sunday.

Tickets for these shows cost £3 or £10 for a family of four, and can be bought in advance at www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform-tickets or in person at Morecambe Visitor Information Centre at the Platform building.

There’s also more live music on the outdoor stage at the Arena with local soul group Twenty Four Seven, Amy-Jo Clough and the Reggimentals.

On Sunday, you can also enjoy live entertainment while picking up a bargain at Morecambe’s Festival Market, and an arts and craft fair at the Winter Gardens.

For a full programme of events, visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/seaside, or call Morecambe and Lancaster Visitor Information Centres on 582808.