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Morecambe kite festival will not take place in 2024

The Catch the Wind kite festival will not happen in 2024, organisers have said

Organisers of the annual Morecambe kite festival have announced it will not take place this year.

'Catch the Wind'  usually happens every summer on Morecambe Promenade but More Music said they'd made the "difficult decision" not to hold the 2024 event.

"More Music are proud to have celebrated Morecambe’s natural sights and sounds for 20 years with Catch the Wind Kite Festival but the current arts funding climate means that we have made the difficult decision not to bring our beautiful kite festival to the bay this year," said Kathryn MacDonald, executive director of More Music. "We would like to thank everyone who has contributed over the years; to all of the incredible kite fliers, artists, musicians, entertainers, funders, partners, delivery team and everyone who came to support and enjoy the event."

The festival has traditionally pulled thousands to the Promenade, to fly kites, spectate and enjoy music and other activities.

The event celebrated its 20th anniversary in June 2023 and last year was supported by Lancashire County Council, through the Lancashire Culture & Sport Fund, Lancaster City Council, Morecambe Town Council and Morecambe BID.

Read more: PHOTOS: Promenade packed for 20th Morecambe kite festival - Beyond Radio

More Music, based on Devonshire Road in the West End of Morecambe, is an arts and community music organisation, formed in 1993.

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