Inaugural festival on coast

Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island.
Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island.

A new music and creative arts festival is to take place on the north Northumberland coast later this year.

The Lindisfarne Festival is described as a ‘truly niche’ two-day camping festival at Beal Farm, on the coast near Holy Island, from September 4 to 6.

The festival, which is for over 18s only and has a capacity of 2,000, will showcase an eclectic mix of DJs and bands from funk, indie rock and folk, as well as promoting a range of alternative therapies and creative arts.

The full line-up, which includes a number of renowned international DJs and acts, is expected to be announced on Monday, March 23, with tickets on sale the followind day.

The festival will also feature local stalls selling wares and refreshments. Food will demonstrate the very best of local gastronomy with locally-sourced and high-quality produce being the order of the day.

Conleth Maenpaa, owner of Nokomis and Bor Events and founder of Lindisfarne Festival, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring Lindisfarne Festival to the region.

“Seven months ago we had a dream to bring something truly special to the North East. We wanted to create a unique and niche music festival that hadn’t been done before combining the stunning location of Northumberland with an eclectic mix of quality entertainment.

“We are thrilled that after months of careful planning and working with local authorities, bodies, suppliers and acts that Lindisfarne Festival is born.

“We very much hope we can create a legacy with Lindisfarne Festival making it a key part of the fabric of the North East.”