2019 MORECAMBE CARNIVAL GUIDE

SAT 10TH & SUN 11TH AUGUST 2019

MAIN STAGE RUNNING ORDER

SATURDAY 10TH AUG - 6pm

The Dreamers
3 and a Half Men
Betamax
The Christians

SUNDAY 11TH AUG - 2pm

Popworld DJ Set
Lord and the Woolf
Amber Suns
 Melanie Horabin
Stuart Michaels
Prize Presentations - 4:15pm
Sold to the Sky
Danny Dearden
Lloyd Daniels
The return of Ice Factory
The Hara
Toyah
S-Club 3

MC19 Line Up Poster

MC19 ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS

Attractions and events at the 2019 Morecambe Carnival take place on Morecambe Central Promenade. The carnival site is open from 10am on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019.

The Morecambe Carnival site is arranged into different zones to help you find your way around. You can ask for directions and further info at any of our info point booths where our volunteers will be happy to help.

BAY ARENA

Located on the Central Promenade - adjacent to Northumberland Street.

MC19 Main Stage
Saturday Show 6:00pm
Sunday Show: 2:00pm
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!

Axe Throwing and Fencing
Saturday Only
Hosted by our very own local Lonsdale Scouts come test your axe and sword skills!

Circus Skills with Shooting Stars Circus
Saturday Only
Try your hand at learning all kinds of fantastic circus skills with Mr Boomhead and the Shooting Starts Circus.
Free to attend.

Donkey & Train Rides
All Weekend

Take a ride up and down the Morecambe Promenade on our friendly Donkeys or Mini Train - enjoy the view!

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

Arts & Crafts Stalls
All Weekend

Indulge your artistic and shopaholic side with arts and crafts from all over the area.

Concessions Stalls
All Weekend

PROMENADE EVENTS

Events and attractions taking place along the Promenade and on the Beaches

MC19 Flower Power Parade
Sunday from 1pm
Morecambe Promenade

The centre piece of the Morecambe Carnival. Parade entries of all descriptions from motorised floats of all sizes to marching bands to wheelbarrows will be parading down Morecambe Promenade showcasing the best of Morecambe. Come a cheer on the parade!
Want to take part? We are still accepting entries. Visit the Parade Page to find out more.
Starting Point: The Battery
End Point: RNLI Boat Station (near Green St.)

Ospreys Skydive Display
Saturday 10th - 3:45pm ETA
Clocktower Beach Promenade
The amazing Ospreys are diving in on Morecambe Carnival once again. You will be able to see them in the skies over Morecambe on Saturday afternoon and be sure to head to the Clocktower Beach Promenade to see them come in for spectacular landing.
The beach landing area will be closed prior to the display for the safety of the divers and visitors. This event is weather dependant.

Sandcastle Competition
Saturday 10th
10am Registration, 10:30am Start, 2pm Judging
Eric Morecambe Statue Beach
What amazing sandcastle creation will you come up with? Compete in teams with family and friends to out build everyone else - Prizes to be won! ENTER FOR FREE NOW

Fireworks Finale
Sunday 11th - 9:50pm
Stone Jetty
After the MC19 Main Stage comes to a close the skies will light up for a spectacular firework finale to The 2019 Morecambe Carnival.

Fairground
All Weekend from 10am
Former Dome Site - adjacent to Bay Arena
Rides for all ages all weekend long. £2 for children's rides / £3 large rides

MIDLAND LAWN

Located between The Midland Hotel and RNLI Hover Station on the Central Promenade.

Promenade Performances
Saturday Performances - Cancelled Due to weather
Wonderful performances throughout the weekend including:
Ludus Youth Dance Company - 'A Line in the Sand'
Sophie Butler Musical Theatre
Dance Creation

Click HERE for the timetable.

Circus Sensible Big Top Shows
Saturday: 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm
Sunday: 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4 pm

Returning due to popular demand the comedic Circus Sensible will be delighting all ages with their Big Top Shows all weekend long. Free to attend.

Wildflowers & Hedgerows Marquee
All Weekend
This year we are focusing our efforts on creating wildflower sites and bringing back much depleted hedgerows, both of which are essential to ensure a future for bees, butterflies and other pollinators, birds, insects, small mammals and other wildlife. Find out more and DONATE NOW: Wildflowers & Hedgerows

Electric Go Kart Track
All Weekend
Brand new for 2019. Take a spin in these green racing machines.

Electric Vehicle Showcase
All Weekend
Browse the latest electric and hybrid vehicles from top car dealerships in the Morecambe area - Rayrigg Motors and Vantage Motor Group.

Exotic Animals Zoo
All Weekend
Come meet exotic animals from all over the world.

SCIENCE ZONE

The amazing EDF Energy Science Zone moves to the fantatsic Winter Gardens Theatre on Morecambe Promenade - opposite the main carnival site. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the world of science through shows and exhibitions.

Saturday 10th:
Session 1 - Doors open 9:30am

9:30am – 11am - Exhibition open
10.30am – Talk from Prof Rob Young Lancaster University
11am - Explosive Food! Show

Session 2 - Doors open 12:30pm
12:30pm – 2pm
 - Exhibition open
1.30pm – Talk from Ricki Boswell-Challand Lancaster Univeristy
2pm – Energy Live! Show

Sunday 11th:
Session 1 - Doors open 10:30am
10:30am - 11:30am - Exhibition open
11:00am - Talk from Ricki Boswell-Challand Lancaster University
11:30am 
- Energy Live! Show

Session 2 - Doors open 2pm
2pm – 3pm - Exhibition open
2.30pm - Talk from Sarah Allinson Lancaster University
3pm - Explosive Food! Show

Explore the amazing world of science with our friends EDF Energy and the Royal Institute. These explosive shows take fascinating science topics and explore them in a bright and explosive way.

MC19 Science Exhibition
Explore this fascinating interactive experience including exhibits from Lancaster University, Ludus Dance, Westinghouse, The Bee Centre and more! Find out more on our blog.

Suitable for all ages. Free to attend.

EDF FAMILY FUN ZONE

Located adjacent to The Midland Hotel and Cenotaph

Bounce City
Bouncy castles and inflatables for the kids. 
All Weekend

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Come meet the wonderful creatures of the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis.
All Weekend

Birdman Parrot Rescue Centre
Meet our feathered friends of the Birdman Parrot Rescue Centre.
All
Weekend

Children’s Rides
Rides just for the little ones.
All Weekend

EDF ENERGY LOCAL LEGENDS STAGE

Amazing local acts all weekend long, located in the EDF Energy Family Zone, next to The Midland Hotel.

Seaside entertainment veteran Trevor Cooke returns to Morecambe Carnival with a huge line up of local singers, musicians and entertainers on the EDF Energy Local Legends Stage.

CLICK HERE - To see the full line up!

MC19 MAP

MC19 Map - Morecambe Carnival Festival Weekend 2019

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EVENT INFORMATION:

TRAVEL

Morecambe Carnival takes place on Morecambe Central Promenade - at the former Dome site adjacent to The Midland Hotel.
Use Postcode: LA4 4BU
For full travel information and car parking info see our Travel Guide Page.

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 10th and Sunday 11th 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 11th 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 planned. All posted artist performances are subject to availability.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO RECORDING

This event will be both photographed and filmed for promotional, marketing and crowd counting purposes throughout the weekend.

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