Labelling it’s self a ‘Little festival with a big mission’ Lindisfarne Festival returns with a bang this September. ‘Lindisfarne Festival is continually striving to create and sustain the most incredible yet affordable music, arts & wellness festival in the whole of the UK!’ ~ Lindisfarne Festival.
A festival which aims to bring people together from all walks of life, this festival wants you to escape from reality and celebrate some of life’s greatest treasures: music, art, nature and above all else – people.
Taking place at Beal Farm, half way between Edinburgh and Newcastle, Lindisfarne Festival will welcome 5000 or so festival fanatics as well as some incredible artists across 8 stages including: Groove Amada, Dizzy Rascal, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club, Alabama 3 and many more…
The music is one thing, however, the variety of stages and other activities to keep everyone in the festival spirit all weekend long will not disappoint!
Lindisfarne Festival Theme
Another thing to get excited about is the theme this year – Vikings And Wonders Of The Sea!
Dust off your fancy dress, get your glitter on, and prepare for a weekend of magical maritime madness!
Organisers of Lindisfarne Festival have been overwhelmed with the response to the return of the weekend-long event, which will welcome thousands of good time seekers to the stunning Northumberland coast next week (Sept 2-5).
And their message to anyone thinking of buying a ticket is clear: You’d better be quick!
Just 300 tickets now remain for the much-loved camping music and arts festival, which boasts a glorious location overlooking Holy Island and will see more than 200 acts – including headliners Groove Armada and Dizzee Rascal – perform across 10 stages.
With just a week to go until the festival flags begin flying across the Beal Farm site, Lindisfarne Festival founder, Conleth Maenpaa said he couldn’t have wished for a more uplifting response to its return.
The majority of extra tickets released following the easing of Government restrictions in July were snapped up within days, meanwhile the team have also been inundated with supportive messages from many eager ticketholders eager to share their excitement for festival proceedings to get underway.
“People’s affection for Lindisfarne Festival never fails to give me joy, but this year has been another level of special. After we were able to increase our capacity and release the extra tickets, there has been a wave of people getting in touch, both to book their spot at the Festival and also to let us know just how much they’re looking forward to it. It has been really wonderful.”
Small but beautifully formed – and offering a packed programme which belies its size – the three-day music and arts extravaganza has been consistently growing in popularity since it introduced itself in 2015 and has built a reputation for being the ultimate end of summer party for grown-ups (the event is strictly over 18s only).
Headlined by Grammy Award-winning British electronic music duo, Groove Armada and BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize winner, Dizzee Rascal – who is topping the Friday night bill – the Lindisfarne Festival line up for 2021 has hit the right note with thousands of festival goers who already have their tickets in a safe place.
Although plans for the 2020 event were shelved like so many others when the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, the vast majority of the acts were rebooked for this year’s return including Alabama 3, From The Jam and Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club.
Running alongside the exciting music menu will be an exhilarating programme of performance and activities including stand-up comedy, creative workshops, spoken word, yoga and holistic therapies as well as street performers all over the place and glamping packages for those who like their camping served with a healthy portion of luxury.
“We’re really proud of the programme we’ve put together for this year’s Festival and still have lots of surprises to reveal too. We can’t wait to see people soaking it up. “Being able to have an even bigger Lindisfarne Festival family this year feels like a real gift. It’s going to be one to remember.”
The last Lindisfarne Festival tickets are on sale now via www.lindisfarnefestival.com/tickets with a range of options including a 3-day festival pass priced at £110, including camping. Keep an eye on the festival’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for updates.
Here are a handful of the Frequently Asked Questions which are published on the Lindisfarne Festival official website.
Will there be showers at Lindisfarne Festival?
YES! Kiss goodbye to the baby wipe showers – Due to increasingly popular demand Lindisfarne Festival 2021 will have luxury shower facilities with fresh running water. Don’t forget your towel! Showers will be subject to a small usage fee (payable onsite) to cover the facilities and staffing costs.
Is there a ‘Quiet Camping Zone’ at Lindisfarne Festival ?
There will be a designated ‘quieter’ camping area near the back of the camping field (past the glamping area). Space will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you wish to set up camp here we highly recommend you arrive on the Thursday or early on the Friday.
Do you have to pay for parking at the festival?
Parking does come at a cost and passes can be pre-booked online at a discounted rate. If you need to pay on arrival, parking will be charged at a flat rate – no matter what day you arrive. We encourage you to use public transport and take advantage of our FREE bus service from Berwick Train Station or car share with other festival-goers to reduce the impact of the festival. More info on getting to the festival can be found here.
How far is the campsite from the car park?
The campsite is only a short walk from the car park (approximately 400 metres / 5 minutes).
Will I need to bring ID?
Lindisfarne Festival is an over 18’s only event and we operate a challenge 25 policy at both the box office and our bars. If you don’t have valid I.D. you may be refused entry or service. The lead ticket booker in your group (the named ticket holder) WILL need to show I.D. at the box office in order to exchange tickets for wristbands. Entry will not be permitted if the named ticket holder is not present.
Can I bring my own alcohol to the festival?
Whilst you may bring a reasonable amount alcohol into the campsite to consume, there is strictly no alcohol allowed to be brought into the festival arena. Please do not bring more than a reasonable amount for personal consumption as excessive amounts may be confiscated by security. Strictly NO GLASS allowed and NO EXCESSIVE SPIRITS (beyond personal consumption).
Can I take a chair into the festival arena?
You are welcome to bring chairs into the arena area but not into the music marquees except for in exceptional circumstances). If you require a chair inside the marquees for disability purposes please speak to one of our stewards.
What time does the music start and finish?
There will be music from 7pm til midnight on Thursday night. On Friday and Saturday there will be music from mid-morning until 4am.
What type of footwear and clothing should I wear?
The festival arena may have some uneven ground surfaces, so please do wear appropriate sturdy footwear. You should also bring a rain coat, sun screen and of course appropriate warm clothing (layer up!). Be prepared for all weather! It is a festival in England after all. But of course, don’t forget your fancy dress costume!
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