Thousands head to inaugural festival

The Lindisfarne Festival 2015. Picture by Michael Pearson
The Lindisfarne Festival 2015. Picture by Michael Pearson

One of the region’s newest music festivals was held this weekend at the impressive Beal farm which drew in more than two thousand people.

A variety of live music, real ales, local food and a selection of retailers entertained visitors to the inaugural Lindisfarne Festival.

The three-day event was held on land directly opposite one of Northumberland’s most well-known beauty spots, Holy Island.

And with Bamburgh Castle in sight, the event was certainly full of visual treats as well as some great music.

Friday night saw headliner Public Service Broadcasting perform in the main Pond and Maises tent, while Craig Charles took to the Shorefields stage.

Yesterday, a wide range of acts local and national provided a wide-range of music from silent discos to folk music right through to stand-up comedy and street performers.

Crowds gather at The Lindisfarne Festival 2015

Crowds gather at The Lindisfarne Festival 2015

Conleth Maenpaa, Nokomis and Bor events and Founder of Lindisfarne Festival, said: “Myself and the team are delighted with the success of the inaugural Lindisfarne Festival.

“Attendance was superb helping to demonstrate a real demand for a festival of this kind in the North East.

“It’s been a long time in the planning with a lot of hard work to make this a festival to remember but is one we can say we are immensely proud of.

“There was a great atmosphere and vibe which was friendly, intimate and chilled turning into a fantastic party once entering our music marquees; host to a range of musical talent. The sun was shining too which is always a bonus and helped reflect the real beauty of the festival setting.

We set out to create something the North East could own and be proud of for years to come and feel we have taken our first step in achieving that. We look forward to building on that success in future years.

Conleth Maenpaa, Nokomis and Bor events and Founder of Lindisfarne Festival

“We were pleased to report there was no trouble or incidents and we will do our best to work with the council to run this event again next year.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support in Northumberland, the North East and beyond in helping us make this happen. Not just our wonderful festival goers but all the businesses, stakeholders and media that have got behind us to make this a success.

“We set out to create something the North East could own and be proud of for years to come and feel we have taken our first step in achieving that. We look forward to building on that success in future years.”

Frankie and the heartstrings perform at The Lindisfarne Festival 2015. Picture by Michael Pearson

Frankie and the heartstrings perform at The Lindisfarne Festival 2015. Picture by Michael Pearson

Fire street performers at The Lindisfarne Festival 2015. Picture by Michael Pearson

Fire street performers at The Lindisfarne Festival 2015. Picture by Michael Pearson

The Lindisfarne Festival 2015. Picture by Michael Pearson

The Lindisfarne Festival 2015. Picture by Michael Pearson