Morecambe Carnival 2015 line-up announced

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N-Dubz and R&B solo star Dappy, boy band 911 and Agadoo act Black Lace are among the line-up at the 2015 Morecambe Carnival.

The Carnival, which made a comeback last year to great success, will be held on May 2 and 3, and the live music stage will be a major part of it on the Sunday.

Black Lace

Black Lace

The stage show starts at 2.30pm after the Carnival parade at 1.30pm. There will be a fireworks finale from 9pm. All times are approximate.

Dappy, whose new single is called ‘Beautiful Me’, formed N’Dubz with his cousin Tulisa and friend Fazer. The singer and rapper, famed for his colourful hats, has had one solo number one ‘No Regrets’ and another chart topper ‘Number One’ with N’Dubz and Tinchy Stryder.

Three-piece 911 reformed for the Sky TV show ‘The Big Reunion’. They had nine Top 10 hits in the late 1990s including a number one with Dr Hook cover ‘A Little Bit More’.

Other acts due to perform at the event include X Factor runner-up Nicky McDonald, the Scottish teenager who came second to Sam Bailey on the ITV talent show in 2013, and former The Voice winner Jermain Jackman.



Local acts appearing on The Bay radio stage include 18-year-old Ben Simpson from Carnforth, Olly Murs tribute Stuart Michaels from Morecambe, Ashleigh Wood from Morecambe and Molly Warburton from Carnforth, who released her new album earlier this year.

Also on the bill is singer Amy-Jo Clough from Bolton-le-Sands and

Morecambe lads Fuse. Other acts include The Voice contestant Olivia Lawson and identical twins The Brooks - Kyle and Josh who wowed Simon Cowell at last year’s X Factor narrowly missing out on a place in the live finals.

The Carnival starts on Saturday at 11am with It’s a Knockout in the Morecambe Arena. The Sandcastle Festival starts at noon.

A Battle of Britain Memorial aerial display will start at 4pm. On the Sunday, the Carnival King and Queen will be crowned at 12.30pm.

Other events during the weekend include a motor show, fun fair, food and craft stalls.