Morecambe Carnival: Day Two

Carnival queen and king Millie Potter-Thomas and Jacob Sykes.
Carnival queen and king Millie Potter-Thomas and Jacob Sykes.

Top pop music acts and a colourful parade headline day two of the Morecambe Carnival.

Festivities are already under way near the Midland hotel with live music and entertainment in the EDF Family Fun Zone until 5pm.

The Morecambe Carnival map.

The Morecambe Carnival map.

The annual parade starts at 1.30pm with newly-crowned king and queen Jacob Sykes and Millie Potter-Thomas in a limo, and local charity fundraiser Niamh Ryan (nine) carrying the Olympic torch.

Build-up will begin on The Bay stage in the promenade arena from noon with live music from 2.30pm.

Confirmed times for acts (subject to change) are:

2.30pm - Fuse

2.55pm - Stuart Michaels

3.15pm - Idol Minds

3.35pm - Ashleigh Wood

4pm - MC16 Prize Giving

5pm - Jake Quickenden

5.15pm - Amy-Jo Clough

5.30pm - District 12

5.45pm - Henry Gallagher


6.20pm - Jolan

6.40pm - Newton Faulkner

7pm - Kevin Simm

7.20pm - Alesha Dixon

8.15pm - Scouting For Girls

9pm - Fireworks Finale from the Jetty

There is also a Disco Inferno after-party with music from the 70s and 80s at The Platform from 8pm to 1am. Tickets £10 on the door.

Day two of the Morecambe Variety Festival is also happening at the Winter Gardens with events for all the family until around 4.30pm.

Yesterday the carnival began in sunny weather with a Sandcastle Festival, parachute display from the Black Knights, a BMX display and a stunt show from Martin Shenton and his team.

The forecast for Sunday is rain. But don't let that stop you enjoying one of the big events on the Morecambe calendar!

Reporters Greg Lambert and Gemma Sherlock will be updating a live blog throughout the day HERE.

Photos courtesy of Chris Coates and Morecambe Carnival.