Morecambe Carnival a determined success - pictures from the event

The Morecambe Carnival returned for the sixth successive year at the weekend, bringing an incredible array of events, attractions and music to the Morecambe Promenade, welcoming visitors from far and wide.

Monday, 12th August 2019, 1:28 pm
Huge crowds at the main stage at Morecambe Carnival despite the wet weather.

Despite heavy rain and high winds on Saturday that resulted in some cancellations to events, the volunteer carnival team said: "We’re determined to deliver the carnival for the town and community!” The same spirit was shared by the stage acts including The Christians who took to the main stage on Saturday night to perform for the carnival visitors and fans, delivering an incredibly memorable performance.

Sunday’s packed main stage show hosted by local radio legend Danny Matthews and Graham Liver of BBC Radio Lancashire featured the return of Morecambe band ‘Ice Factory’ reunited on stage after 28 years.

Original punk princess Toyah rocked the stage with her classic songs ‘It’s a Mystery’ and ‘Thunder in the Mountains’.

Best float at Morecambe Carnival was Shine for Sian.

The show was headlined by S-Club 3, who brought their signature ‘S-Club Party’ to the promenade.

Toyah performing at Morecambe Carnival.
Crowds at Morecambe Carnival.
Crowds at Morecambe Carnival parade.
Toyah performing at Morecambe Carnival.
The Christians perform at Morecambe Carnival.
Fireworks were the finale at Morecambe Carnival.
Toyah performing at Morecambe Carnival. Picture by Andrew Gordon.
Toyah at Morecambe Carnival.
Toyah at Morecambe Carnival.
Ice Factory performing at Morecambe Carnival.
Bradley McIntosh and Jo O'Meara, the two from S Club 3, Tina couldn't make it for family reasons.
Danny Dearden performing at Morecambe Carnival.
Lloyd Daniels performing at Morecambe Carnival.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Youngsters try the taste test in the Winter Gardens run by Lancaster University.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Families enjoy the science show in the Winter Gardens run by EDF Energy.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Isla Panes-Everill aged 8 looking at the lava lamps on the Lancaster University stand in the Winter Gardens.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Juggler Arthur Plumb part of the Circus Sensible team.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Mollie Turner aged 14 tries her hand at plate spinning in the circus skills tent.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Families try their hand in the circus skills tent.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Angel Grace aged 5 has a go at axe throwing.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Angel Grace aged five has a go at axe throwing.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Trevor Jenkinson and grandson Jake Fishwick aged 9 have a go at fencing.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Trevor Jenkinson and grandson Jake Fishwick aged nine have a go at fencing.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Families enjoy the Wacky Warehouse Team.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Dressed for the weather.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Martin Ives with one of the parrots on display in the Birdman Parrots Rescue tent.
The Morecambe Carnival Festival got under way on Saturday despite terrible weather conditions. Families were treated to numerous events throughout the day in the town. Youngsters get their picture taken with Spiderman.
Donkeys at Morecambe Carnival.
One of the bands performing at Morecambe Carnival.
Colourful balloons for sale at Morecambe Carnival.
Enjoying the balloons at Morecambe Carnival.
MC19 volunteers collecting donations at Morecambe Carnival.
Crowds on the promenade for Morecambe Carnival.
A town crier at Morecambe Carnival.
A dog braving the wind and rain at Morecambe Carnival.
One of the floats taking part in the carnival parade.
Smiling faces of people taking part in the carnival parade.
A float in the Morecambe Carnival parade.
A band taking part in Morecambe Carnival parade.
Taking part in the Morecambe Carnival parade.
A dressed-up character taking part in the Morecambe Carnival parade.
Lancaster and Morecambe Lions Club taking part in the carnival parade.
An American police car takes part in the carnival parade.
Holding on to a hat on a float taking part in the carnival parade.
The Shine for Sian float took part in the carnival parade.
The Shine for Sian float took part in the carnival parade and won Best Float.
Pud Waterhouse taking part in the carnival parade. His daughter Sian Waterhouse died and there was a 'Shine for Sian' float in the parade.
Shine for Sian supporters took part in the parade.
A Scottish pipe band taking part in the carnival parade.
Morecambe Sea Cadets took part in the carnival parade.
Taking part in the carnival parade.
Beyond Bear and presenters from Beyond Radio at the carnival.