Sporting star unveiled as Dizzy Heights Headliner

13 May 2014

British Olympian Peter Waterfield is set to make a splash at Fleetwood's Dizzy Heights festival.

The medal winning diver will be performing at the free event on 24 May alongside the La Quebrada team and could also assist them with their world record attempt of a mass dive while on fire.

Peter, who partnered Tom Daley in the 10m synchro dive at London 2012, boasts an impressive career that saw him pick up medals in every major international competition – including Olympic silver in 2004.

His latest challenge is to join an impressive line-up of artists and performers entertaining thousands of visitors to the seafront between noon and 5pm.

This will be Peter's first visit to the Fleetwood area and he's looking forward to performing by the sea. "I retired from competitive diving last year, but then I did Britain's Got Talent with La Quebrada and I really enjoyed it," he said. "There's a lot less pressure with show diving, but it's also much more dangerous because of the height. We're doing a few shows on the day and if they need me for the record attempt, I'm up for that too. It's going to be a very exciting event."

Another late addition to the programme is a mind-boggling piece of illusionary pavement art being created in the days leading up to the event on Marine Hall's colonnade. Although nothing more than chalks and artists pigment, Urban Canvas's amazing work will appear to magically rise from the ground – stand on it and photograph yourself from a very dizzy height indeed.

The rest of this family-orientated afternoon includes live music from Hooker and The People, street theatre, zip wire rides, climbing wall and a promenade land train.

Dizzy Heights is also the official launch of the Five For Fleetwood project, a £1.5m waterfront improvement scheme courtesy of the Coastal Communities Fund. Plans for the five individual projects, including a skate park, splash zone and Euston Park will be on view in the Mount Pavilion during the event.


Photographs show:
Peter Waterfield (centre) with the La Quebrada team

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