Festival is set for more than 100 acts

The View.
The View.

Final plans are under way to host more than 100 acts across seven stages at the Lindsifarne Festival.

The three-day adult-only camping festival starts next Thursday at Beal Farm, overlooking Holy Island.

The Fratellis.

The Fratellis.

Headlining the event on Friday is The View, while The Fratellis will close on Saturday.

Also on the bill are BBC Young Comic of the Year finalist Lauren Pattison and former Scottish Comic of the Year Mark Nelson.

And new features this year are a Full Moon Party, the VIP Pilgrim’s Utopia luxury tipi, and the Inspiredome marquee.

The Healing Sanctuary will be expanded to offer a full wellness activity schedule, while the centre-point Circle of Inclusion will be transformed by Conical Bass with a DJ booth crafted from an ageing oak tree by local tree-surgeon and Glastonbury veteran ‘Dr Green’ (Richie Elliot), chainsaw-carved snake sculptures, flame throwing spiders, smoke effects and screen projections.

Holy Moly & The Crackers .

Holy Moly & The Crackers .

Festival founder Conleth Maenpaa said: “We have been working incredibly hard this year to bring an amazing range of new features and entertainment to Lindisfarne Festival.

“Now in its third year, we know that we can’t stand still and have ambitions to make the event bigger, better and more memorable each year.”

Kicking off the festival on August 31 is a Throwback Thursday evening, with music from the 1920s to the present day, and folk-rock group Holy Moly & The Crackers headlining.

An interactive Dance to the Future experience is on offer in the Inspiredome by members of Inspired Support community initiative for people with autism and learning disabilities. Dafter Punk and Fatboy Slima, endorsed by Fatboy Slim, are in the line-up.

Lindisfarne Festival.

Lindisfarne Festival.

Music on the Friday and Saturday goes on until 4am, and the dance tent on Saturday will play host to a Thai-inspired Full Moon Party, complete with UV lights, neon body paint and drinks by the bucket.

A variety of music genres can be enjoyed, and the High Tide Dance Tent features a host of DJs, from Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman Huey Morgan to the ‘Godfather of Rave’ Slipmatt, and Shindig’s Scott Bradford and Mark Lowry.

Award-winning Punch-Drunk Comedy brings top class acts to the Funky Monk stage, hosted by Matt Reed, including JoJo Sutherland and Gareth Waugh.

And of course, no festival is complete without fancy dress. Following on from last year’s Vikings and Monks dress code, this year will see a Vikings and Punks theme set.

Mr Maenpaa said: “It’s encouraging to see an increase in tickets sales this year and we strongly urge those considering joining the party to take advantage of our online ticket prices asap, with on-the-door prices charged at a higher rate and an early sell-out anticipated.”

Advance tickets are available online at www.lindisfarnefestival.com priced at £90 for three nights, Thursday to Sunday, £85 for Friday to Sunday, or £55 for Saturday only, with camping included.

The Pilgrim’s Utopia area is being provided by The Barn at Beal. For an additional ticket price of £50 for Friday, £55 for Saturday or £100 for both nights, festival-goers can access ‘posh loos’, luxurious furnishings, an exclusive bar area and a complimentary drinks allocation.