Morecambe Live festivals down but not out

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Irrepressible DJ and promoter Steve Middlesbrough is bouncing back this year with his annual series of music festivals in Morecambe.

Although the season will be smaller in 2014, Mr Middlesbrough has announced six events starting with the official Morecambe Carnival after-show party at The Platform on Sunday, May 4.

DJs Phil Hayward, Ian Simpson and Steve Blane will take you back to the days of Harveys, 42nd Street and Crystal T’s, joining Steve for a night of ‘Disco Inferno’ hits from 1974-84 after the carnival ends. Admission is £5 on the door.

Country Kickback will this year be one night of music at Smokey O’Connor’s on Saturday, May 24, featuring Magill and Donna Wylde, plus line dancing. £10 admission.

The BluesWater blues festival will be held on June 27/28 at the York Hotel and Morecambe Jazz will be at the Midland on Sunday, July 6. Motown Magic will be afull weekend starting with Northern Soul at the York on Friday, August 8 and events to be announced on August 9 and 10.

The third annual Zombieville Weekend of the Weird will be on October 17-19.

“Despite a massive cut to our sponsorship this summer we have worked hard through the winter months to ensure that we can save all the events, although with much reduced programming in most cases,” said Mr Middlesbrough, who thanked all his venues, sponsors and production teams and “our loyal audiences for keeping us afloat this year”.

“So far most of our tourist visitors to our shows have not cancelled their accommodation in the resort,” he said.

For more details please call Kalimba on 01524 424303.