Morecambe Town Council

Morecambe Town Council has awarded Morecambe-based charity LGBT Out In The Bay a grant of £8,000 in support of this year’s Morecambe Pride, which includes a headline gig from 90’s pop sensations D:Ream fresh off a recent appearance at Glastonbury. 

Morecambe’s fifth annual Pride takes place on Saturday 27th July this year. The event will see the traditional parade along the Promenade before the celebration moves inside The Platform for an afternoon of free entertainment, where the lineup includes Archie, Cheryl and Alex, Ross Alexander’s Blitz Kidz, Sign Out Loud, Channy, Smashby, Ashley Paul, and Bianca Kinane. A selection of stalls and information stands offering resources, advice and refreshments will also be present. D:Ream, the 90s pop band behind the iconic anthem ‘Things Can Only Get Better’, take to The Platform stage at 6.45pm in a separately ticketed headline gig. 

Robert Mee, founder of LGBT Out in the Bay and organiser of Morecambe Pride, said, ‘We’re incredibly grateful to Morecambe Town Council for their generous contribution, which allows us to make Morecambe Pride the best event it can be. The funding we’ve been awarded is pivotal for the success of the Pride event, allowing us to hire our venue and bring in high-quality acts, so we’re excited to share our work with you all later this year.’ 

Lee Bradbury, Chair of Morecambe Town Council’s Festivals, Sponsorships, and Events Committee, said, ‘We’re pleased to be supporting Pride again this year, helping to show that Morecambe is a town that is open and welcoming to all people and, after the disgraceful actions of a few last year, that love always triumphs over hate. 

Morecambe Pride is still a relatively young event. The organisers are demonstrably working hard to establish the optimum format for the day and ensure it becomes a more self-sustaining event in future, and we applaud and wish to support those efforts.’ 

D:Ream tickets are £20 plus booking fees and can be purchased through The Platform box office online, over the phone (01524 582803) or in person at The Platform between the hours of 12-4pm on a Tuesday or Thursday. Opportunities for businesses to support Morecambe Pride through sponsorship packages are still available – contact LGBT Out In The Bay for further information.