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Red Arrows set for Morecambe show this weekend

John Freeman
Image: Tim BeachThe Red Arrows have confirmed that they plan to attend the Morecambe Seaside Festival on Sunday (11th September).

The visit had been put in doubt due to the recent tragic death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, who died following a crash last month but following a period of mourning, the Arrows have confirmed that they plan to continue the rest of the season’s public displays.

This includes a visit at noon on Sunday to the Morecambe Seaside Festival.

“This has obviously been a very emotional time for the Red Arrows and we would have understood if they had cancelled their visit to Morecambe," notes Coun Ron Sands, the City Council's Cabinet member with responsibility for tourism.

“However, it’s great news that they have announced that they will be continuing their displays and I’m sure it will be a fitting tribute to Flight Lieutenant Egging.”

The Seaside Festival kicks off on Saturday and features a live music stage, culminating with Take That tribute Re-Take That at 7.00pm and a fireworks display over Morecambe Bay at 9pm.

On the Sunday, as well as the planned appearance by the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying into town along with more live music.

Programme of events

Saturday 10 September

11.00am: Chas Jacob’s Exhibition and Vintage Village Hall Display - Platform
Noon: Batala Lancaster Live Music - Arena
12.45pm: Brendan Cleary Live Music - Arena
1.30pm: Silhouette Live Music - Arena
2.15pm: The DH Five Live Music - Arena
3.00pm: Nancy Kent Live Music - Arena
3.45pm: The Reggimentals Live Music - Arena
5.15pm: Break
7.00pm: Re-Take That (Tribute) Live Music - Arena
9.00pm: Fireworks From Stone Jetty

Sunday 11 September

10.00am: Classic Bike Display - Winter Gardens
11.00am: Chas Jacob’s Exhibition and Vintage Village Hall Display - Platform
11.00am: Historic Vehicle Rally - West Promenade
Noon: Red Arrows Display
12.45pm: The Hustle Live - Music Arena
1.30pm: Rockitt 88 Live - Music Arena
2.15pm: Free Beer Band Live - Music Arena
3.10pm: Battle of Britain Flyover
3.30pm: Katy Pickles Band - Live Music Arena
4.15pm: 24/7 - Live Music Arena