Kite festival to set Brid soaring

Kite Festival
Kite Festival

The sky over Sewerby Fields is set to be awash with colourful kites as part of a two-day festival.

The event, subject to reasonable wind and weather conditions, will take place on Saturday, 7 and Sunday, 8 May and will see a number of internationally-renowned experts put on a display to entertain residents and visitors to the resort.

Displays will include some of the world’s largest inflatable kites flown by professional flyers, teams of two and four line kite flyers performing sequences to music and a chance for members of the public to have a go at flying some of the kites.

The event is hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Northern Kite Group.

Children will also be encouraged to bring their favourite soft toy for a parachute jump. The teddy will be given a parachute and hoisted up a rig and float gently down from a great height.

Councillor Jane Evison said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Northern Kite Group and the Bridlington Tourism Association to bring this exciting new event to the town and hope that both residents and visitors come along and see some of the best kite displays in the world.”

Dave Bleasdale, secretary of the Northern Kite Group, is looking forward to bringing a festival to Bridlington. He said: “Members of the Northern Kite Group are looking forward to filling the sky over Bridlington with a huge selection of colourful and varied kites.

“There will be some of the largest kites the public have ever seen along with fantastic displays of kite flying to music.”

The Kite Festival is sponsored by the Bridlington Tourism Association who hope that it will help provide a timely boost for the local economy and increase visitor numbers to the town over the May weekend.