SUNDAY UPDATE: Important information about Morecambe Carnival Sunday

High winds have delayed the building of the main stage at Morecambe Carnival.
High winds have delayed the building of the main stage at Morecambe Carnival.

Here is an update from the Morecambe Carnival organising team about day two of the event.

There may be changes to the times and location of some acts scheduled for The Bay radio live stage on Sunday.

This is due to strong winds on the promenade which delayed building of the stage in the Bay Arena until Sunday morning for safety reasons.

The building of the main stage and sound/light system, which takes eight-nine hours, got under way at around 5.30am on Sunday in much better weather.

A dry day with sunny spells is forecast for Sunday with winds dying down.

But times remain subject to change and some acts may now appear on the smaller stage close to the Midland hotel.

A spokesman for the carnival committee and The Bay said on Saturday: "Despite being on site since Thursday, strong winds and gusts on Morecambe Prom ever since have prevented us from safely building The Bay's Live Stage for Morecambe Carnival.

"The latest forecast indicates that this can only be completed early Sunday morning. This means previously published and broadcast times of all acts appearing are now subject to change of both time and running order.

"It's also expected that a number of acts will now be performing on the EDF family stage, adjacent to the Midland Hotel, while The Bay's main live stage build is completed.

"We have dozens of crew working around the clock to deliver this free event for the community. Thank you for your understanding from all of us at The Bay and the Morecambe Carnival organising committee."

A sky diving display due to take place on Saturday was postponed due to windy weather. This is now due to take place on Sunday.

Despite the gusts on the prom, the carnival got under way on Saturday and the promenade was busy for events including sheepdog trials, a live music stage hosted by DJ Trevor Cooke and a fairground.

The ​carnival concludes on Sunday with the traditional parade of floats starting from Morecambe lifeboat station at 1.30pm, live music on The Bay stage and a fireworks display. Acts due to perform include Toploader, Martine McCutcheon and Union J.

Keep an eye on our websites and Facebook pages for updates as reporters Greg Lambert and Gemma Sherlock will be covering the carnival live.