First wave of acts announced for Northumberland music festival

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A new music and creative arts festival taking place in north Northumberland has revealed its first wave of acts.

The Lindisfarne Festival, on Beal Farm, opposite Holy Island, will feature music from a range of internationally-renowned artists, as well as a selection of up and coming acts and North East talent. Headliners for the festival include Reverend and The Makers, Craig Charles, DJ Yoda, Smoove and Turrell and The Skints.

London band The Skints are on the bill for the Lindisfarne Festival

London band The Skints are on the bill for the Lindisfarne Festival

North East talent will include Nadine Shah, The Lake Poets, Johnny Dickinson, Hannabiell and Midnight Blue, Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Happy Cats, Trev Gibb, Backyard Rhythm Orchestra, Shields, Slow light Quartet, Mister Tooley, World Headquarters (WHQ) and Dancing with Ghosts.

The over-18s festival, from September 4 to 6, will be set within four marquees.

Festival founder Conleth Maenpaa, owner of Nokomis and Bor Events, said: “We are delighted with the artists we have managed to secure for our inaugural Lindisfarne Festival.

“Being in its first year it was important that we started off small to create an intimate setting, whilst securing a range of credible acts and entertainment. We feel we have something for everyone, a great combination of internationally renowned performers as well as a range of up and coming artists too. It was also very important that we secured a good concentration of acts from the North East, showcasing the amazing breadth of local talent we have here and capturing a strong regional flavour.”

DJ Yoda is also on the bill.

DJ Yoda is also on the bill.

The first wave line-up also includes Ghetto Funk All-stars and acts JFB, Jackie Oates, The Church, Sean Taylor and The Tribe.

The festival will be an intimate, two-day camping festival with a capacity for 2,000. It promises something for everyone and includes music from indie rock, soul and funk, blues, folk and jazz to hip hop.

Tickets can be bought from 9am on march 24 at lindisfarnefestival.com at a price of £78 for the weekend or £50 for the Saturday.