Wind Kite Festival 2016
Catch the Wind, More Music’s annual kite festival, returns to Morecambe on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July from 12noon until 5pm.
One of the highlights of the local calendar, the Kite Festival attracts thousands of people to Morecambe Promenade to enjoy a fantastic weekend of free activities and entertainment, as well as spectacular kites.
The beautiful and impressive kites of all shapes and sizes will be flown by professional kite flyers on the beach. On the Promenade and outside The Platform, there will be live music, street entertainment and children’s workshops.
In front of The Platform, there’s free live music all weekend on an open air stage, including Haiku Salut and ICHI.
Haiku Salut return to Morecambe after playing an impressive gig at The Hothouse earlier this month, they are an instrumental dream-pop/folk-pop band who mix acoustic instruments with electronic elements.
ICHI is from Japan and takes the notion of one-man-band to new limits! He combines his own handmade instrument inventions with steel-drum, ping-pong balls and tape-loops.
Artist Dan Fox brings Howling Wire, a large music installations that create musical sounds as the wind blows through them. Astral Circus will perform circus tricks and workshops throughout the weekend.
More Music’s Baybeat Streetband will bring the sounds of samba to Morecambe Prom, while the Cumbria Gaita Band play traditional Galician bagpipes, accompanied by Galician-style percussion. A traditional Javanese Gamelan will be open to the public to try out as well as a second gamelan to play, which is made from scrap.
Everyone’s invited to come along for the free fun day – enjoy the music, activities, kites and entertainment and bring along a kite and fly it on the beach!