Thursday, 8 September 2011

Morecambe Seaside Festival this weekend!



Visitors to Morecambe will be in for a special treat this weekend as the popular Morecambe Seaside Festival gets underway. This excellent Festival is the star of the local season of attractions and is a free vintage feast of flyovers, fireworks, music and much more.

On Saturday the open promenade arena stage will host a showcase of live music throughout the day performed by top local talent. Headliners Re-Take That will take to the stage at 7pm to wow the crowds with a show that will capture the very essence of the world famous boy band pioneers.

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

Sunday
The lively mix of music from local groups continues with, amongst others, local six piece soul band 24/7.

The Red Arrows have confirmed that they will perform an aerobatic display at noon on Sunday.
More news will be posted at www.lancaster.gov.uk/seaside as soon as it becomes available.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also be paying a visit to the festival at around 3pm. World War II fighters on display this year will be the Hurricane, Spitfire and Dakota.

And don’t forget to look out on the promenade for the cavalcade of vintage cars arriving as the festival welcomes the 23rd Bradford to Morecambe Historic Vehicle Run.

Complementing this amazing display of vehicles, some dating as far back as the 1930s, will be a classic bike display at the Winter Gardens.

The Platform is being transformed into a vintage fair and vintage tearoom for the festival. Here you'll be able to relax and enjoy homemade cakes and tea along with fabulous stalls selling vintage clothing, homeware, crafting and other vintage items.

Town House Gallery will be exhibiting the work of local artist Chas Jacobs at the Platform during the weekend while Chas himself will be inspiring budding Picassos with painting workshops.

Morecambe Children’s Centre will also be on hand throughout the weekend to keep the younger audience entertained outside the Platform where there will also be a number of small fairground attractions.

For a full programme of events, visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/seaside or contact Morecambe and Lancaster Visitor Information Centres (Tel. 01524 582808).

Please note that due to the large number of people expected to attend the event, traffic congestion is likely.

To minimise the impact on the road network motorists are advised to use routes which avoid the Shrimp roundabout on Morecambe Road. Visitors travelling from Lancaster are advised to use the A6 via Coastal Road. Alternative routes will be signposted.

See earlier post: Red Arrows set for Morecambe show this weekend

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