Morecambe carnival line-up revealed

Lytham Festival'Matt Cardle
Lytham Festival'Matt Cardle
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The line-up for Morecambe Carnival has been revealed ahead of the event in August.

Organisers of the carnival which is set to return for its fifth consecutive year, have said the event is set to be even bigger than in previous years with an additional evening of entertainment planned for the main stage on Saturday night.

The ever popular Morecambe Carnival Main Stage this year will feature a fabulous line up of artists.

On Saturday August 11 from 6pm there’s a Frankie Valli & Dreamgirls tribute, followed by ABBA Gold, and Dave Finnegan’s Commitments.

On Sunday August 12 the stage will go live from 3.30pm, hosted by Heart North Lancashire & Cumbria breakfast show presenter, Danny Matthews along with Chris Kirk and Alex Cribb from the radio station.

The winner of Morecambe’s Got Talent, Mark McKenna, Stuart Michaels, and Morecambe based Amber Suns kickstart the main stage with performances from The Hara, Ella Shaw, Ryan Lawrie, Tiger S, Mr Zip, Jai McDowell, Sweet Female Attitude, 80s legends Brother Beyond, boyband A1, and this year’s headliners: chart topping singer song writer Gabrielle (fresh from her UK tour) and multi million selling singer, song writer - Matt Cardle.

This year’s Carnival theme is the ‘Spectacular Seaside’ so expect to see some colourful floats in the Carnival parade celebrating Morecambe’s fantastic beauty and heritage.

This year the parade will form at The Battery and make its way down the promenade, East towards the RNLI station on Sunday from 1.30pm.

Also appearing will be the Ospreys sky diving team, and RAF flybys both days from vintage aircraft including a Spitfire, Lancaster Bomber & Hurricane.

There will be a whole host of workshops, displays and attractions across the whole weekend, including science show performances in the EDF Science marquee, a zip wire and ‘zorb’ attraction.

Morecambe Carnival Chairman David Brayshaw said “We’re celebrating Morecambe: the community, the people, and the town at Morecambe Carnival.” Full details from www.morecambecarnival.org or Facebook.