2018 MORECAMBE CARNIVAL GUIDE

SAT 11 & SUN 12TH AUGUST 2018

MAIN STAGE LINE UP

HEAD THE TO THE BAY ARENA FOR 2 FANTASTIC LIVE MAIN STAGE SHOWS!

SATURDAY 11TH AUG 6pm-9pm

6:00pm – Dream Girls Tribute
6:20pm – Jersey Boys Tribure
6:40pm – ABBA Gold
8:00pm - Dave Finnegan's Commitments

SUNDAY 12TH AUG - 3pm-9:30pm

3:00PM – Parade Prize Presentations
3:30pm – MC18 Talent Trail Winner
3:40pm – Mark McKenna
4:00pm – Stuart Michaels
4:20pm – Amber Suns
4:40pm – The Hara
5:20pm – Ella Shaw
5:35pm – Ryan Lawrie
5:50pm – Tiger-S
6:00pm – A1
6:30pm – Mr Zip
6:40pm – Jai McDowall
6:55pm – Sweet Female Attitude
7:15pm – Brother Beyond
8:05pm – Gabrielle
9:00pm – Matt Cardle

PROMENADE EVENTS

Events taking place across Central and West End Promenade

Spectacular Seaside Carnival Parade
Sunday 12th Aug - Start Time: 1:30pm
Celebrate the seaside and Morecambe at the carnival parade. Featuring floats from all corners of the community.
Starting at The Battery at the West End of Morecambe.
Finishing at the RNLI Station near Lord Street.

Osprey's Skydive Display
Saturday 11th Aug - from 4:30pm (UPDATED)
The
amazing Ospreys Skydiving Team return to the skies over Morecambe coming in for landing on the Eric Morecambe Statue Beach.
NOTE: Display time is subject to weather conditions.

RAF Flyby Display UPDATED!
Saturday 11th 1.55pm - Lancaster Bomber, Hurricane & Spitfire Flyby
Sunday 12th Cancelled due to weather
NOTE: Flyby displays and times are subject to weather conditions.

Fireworks Finale
Sunday 12th Aug - 9:30pm - Central Promenade

THE BAY ARENA

Located on the Promenade opposite Pleasureland and Soul Bowl.

MC18 Main Stage
Saturday Show 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Show: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
A fantastic line up of artists playing both Saturday and Sunday!
Entry is FREE, there are no tickets or passes - just come along and enjoy the music!

Circus Skills with Shooting Stars Circus
Saturday 11th - 11.00am - 5.00pm
Try your hand at learning all kinds of fantastic circus skills.

DW Sports Assault Course
Saturday 11th - 11.00am - 5.00pm

Donkey & Train Rides
All Weekend

Take a ride up and down the Morecambe Promenade by Donkey or Mini Train and enjoy the view!

Bar
Enjoy the sounds of the Main Stage with a drink at the Arena Bar.

Arts & Crafts Stalls
Indulge your artistic and shopaholic side with arts and crafts from all over the area.

Concessions Stalls:
Churros, Thai Food, Wild-Game, BBQ, Italian, Coffee & Cake, Crepes, Sicilian, Pizza, Hog Roast, Donuts, Chinese, Sweets, Burgers, Snow Cones

MIDLAND LAWN

Located on the seafront side of The Midland Hotel.

EDF Energy Science Zone
Two amazing science shows from The Royal Institution with a fascinating science exhibition from our friends at EDF Energy.

Saturday Sessions: 10:00–12:00 / 12:15–2:00 / 2:15–4:00 Energy LIVE (Saturday) - An exciting show with fire based demos where you explore the world of Energy.
Sunday Session: 10:00–11:30 / 12:00–1:30 /2:15–4:00 Feel the Power (Sunday) - The story of electricity with live demos and audience interaction!
(Session times include the Science Show and Exhibition Entrance)

TICKETS ARE FREE - GET THEM AT THE EDF SCIENCE ZONE TENT.
Suitable for all ages 5 and up.

Circus Sensible
Head to the big top for fantastic comedy circus shows all weekend!
Saturday 11th Aug: 12pm / 2pm / 4pm

Sunday 12th Aug: 11:30am / 2:45pm / 4:30pm

Trees & Bees Project Tent
Find out about the Morecambe Carnival Trees & Bees Project and how we're working to protect the local environment.
Buy a tree to be added to our Carnival Wildlife Woodland! BUY ONLINE NOW

Sheepdog Show
Performing at the Promenade Performance Area on the Midland Lawn
Sunday 12th - 2.15 - 3.00pm

Sophie's Academy of Musical Theatre
Performing at the Promenade Performance Area on the Midland Lawn
Saturday 11th Aug: 12:15pm / 
2:15pm / 4:15pm
Sunday 12th Aug: 11.40am

Trampette Demo
Performing at the Promenade Performance Area on the Midland Lawn
Saturday 11th Aug: 12:45pm / 2:45pm

Zip Line

Snakes & Invertebrates Marquee

Craft Beer Tent & Prosecco & Cocktails Bar
Enjoy the tipple of your choice and the sights of the Midland Lawn.

Charity & Trade Stalls
Meet lots of amazing organisations from all over the Morecambe Bay area as well as lost of great businesses supporting the Morecambe Carnival.

Concessions Stalls:
Milkshakes, Coffee Bar, Hot Roasted Potatoes

EDF FAMILY FUN ZONE

Located adjacent to The Midland Hotel and Cenotaph

EDF Energy Local Stage
Trevor Cooke returns with a fantastic local line up of singers and performers with a show for all the family.
Plus the final round of the MC18 Talent Trail Competition on Saturday!
Saturday 11th: 10.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday 12th: 11.30am - 3.30pm

Bounce City

Oasis Petting Zoo

Birdman Parrot Recue

Facepainting

Children’s Rides
Rides just for the little ones.

Concessions Stalls:
Snow Cones, Milkshakes, Sweets, Fish Finger Sandwiches (Saturday Only)

MC18 FUNFAIR

Located adjacent to The Bay Arena - at the site of the former Dome.

Rides and attractions for all ages all weekend long.

Concessions Stalls:
Donuts and Refreshments

THANKS TO OUR FANTASTIC SPONSORS:

MC18 CARNIVAL WEEKEND MAP:

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VISITOR INFORMATION:

TRAVEL

Morecambe Carnival takes place on Morecambe Promenade.
Use Postcode: LA4 4BU
Local Train Station: Morecambe (MCM)
Main Line Train Station: Lancater (LAN)

INFO POINTS

When you're out and about at Morecambe Carnival, drop by one of our friendly Info Point Booths for help finding your way, local information as well as Safety Wristbands. You can also pick up a Souvenir Programme.

FREE EVENT

The Morecambe Carnival is a FREE event - There are no tickets, passes or wristbands for sale. This includes all stage shows including the Main Stage Shows on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th Aug. Some rides and attractions such as the funfair do carry a charge.

Accessibility

The Morecambe Promenade is wheelchair accessible as are the show venues. To ensure everyone gets a great view of the main stage a huge screen is installed just to the side of the stage with a live video feed of the show. Extra assistance can be obtained from stewards or security staff - who will be easy to spot in high-viz jackets.

Changing Place

For those Carnival Visitors who require a specialist Changing Place one is located 5 minutes from the main Morecambe Carnival area on Morecambe Promenade:
Festival Market, Central Drive, LA4 4DW

Further information can be found at Changing Places

MARINE DRIVE ROAD CLOSURE

For the benefit of visitors to The Morecambe Carnival, Maine Road (the coastal road) will be closed to traffic between the Central Drive Roundabout and the junction with Northumberland Street from 10:00am and 10:00pm on Sunday 12th Aug.

Alcohol

This is a family friendly event with plenty to see and do for adults and children alike, with this in mind please remember that alcohol is only allowed in designated licenced areas and only alcohol purchased on the premises my be consumed. This is a council bye-law.

Weather

Please remember to dress appropriately and be prepared for all weather eventualities. Details of the events and attractions may be subject to change at short notice. Some events and attractions may be affected by weather conditions.

Stage Show Artists

The Morecambe Carnival Team hope everyone enjoys the stage shows. However please note that there are no meet and greet sessions. All posted artist performances are subject to availability.

Photography & Video

This event will be both photographed and filmed for promotional and marketng purposes throughout the weekend

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