Carnforth Carnival praised

Carnforth Carnival. Picture by  Andy Slack.

Carnforth Carnival. Picture by Andy Slack.

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Carnforth Carnival has been hailed a colourful success after many families turned out to see the sights.

Carnival-goers were treated to live music from X Factor stars, a royal parade and fun fair.

Carnforth Carnival. Picture by Andy Slack.

Carnforth Carnival. Picture by Andy Slack.

Councillor Pat Wooff, vice chair of Carnforth development committee, said: “It was a fantastic event.

“There was a very colourful parade and it was wonderful to see so many people come to Carnforth.

“The carnival committee have worked so hard, the weather wasn’t very nice but apart from that it was a great day for all.”

Despite the dull weather crowds gathered to see performances from girl band Stooshe, who replaced 2014 X Factor star Jake Quickenden, after he pulled out due to a TV commitment.

Taking place on Saturday July 2 the carnival welcomed performances from X Factor semi-finalist Misha B, Britain’s Got Talent Star Gabz, Ella Shaw, Taken, Ryan Lawrie, JSMV, local drum group Batala, Jennifer’s Dancers, Lancaster Bombers, Carnforth’s own Megan S, and local singers Stuart Michaels and David Hamner.

The carnival parade welcomed floats from across the community and was led by Carnival queen Natasha Sissons, carnival male attendant Leon Sharrod, carnival princess Olivia Dixon and carnival rosebud Alexas Rose Taylor will be joining the parade as Carnforth’s carnival royalty.

The Carnforth Carnival, sponsored by the Bay Radio, made a comeback last year after 20 years of absence.