With a month to go until the colourful awning comes up on the sixth Lindisfarne Festival, organisers have released extra tickets to ensure lots more people can bathe in the very best of good times.
Following the Government’s further easing of Coronovirus restrictions on July 19th, the much-loved camping festival, which pitches up on the beautiful Beal Farm overlooking the majestic Holy Island, will now be able to welcome hundreds of additional revellers from September 2nd to 5th.
Festival director, Conleth Maenpaa, said: “The lifting of remaining Covid restrictions has allowed us to make a new tranche of tickets available, including some much sought after Saturday passes which had sold out.”
Small but beautifully formed, the three-day music and arts extravaganza has been growing in popularity year on year since its debut 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).
Conleth added: “The demand we’ve seen so far really demonstrates how eager people are to come together again and soak up a very special and shared experience. We are so excited to welcome everyone back to Lindisfarne Festival. It has been too long.”
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.
They will be joined by an array of acts spanning a rainbow of musical genres. More than 200 musicians and performing artists will take to the Festival’s 10 distinct stages.
As well as the storming music menu, Lindisfarne Festival, which regularly welcomes more than 5,000 good-time seekers to its stunning location, will also be bringing the funny, thanks to a three-hour comedy feast inside the confines of the excellent Dingle Dell tent on Saturday afternoon.
North East comedy hero, Gavin Webster will be hosting proceedings with Edinburgh Festival favourite, Lauren Pattison leading the laugh-making charge alongside the likes of Gareth Waugh, Ryan Cullen and Nicola Mantalios.
Alongside the music and the stand up, there will be a diverse programme of creative workshops, spoken word, yoga and holistic therapies on offer as well as street performers all over the place and luxury glamping packages for those not so keen on the camping bit!
Conleth added: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the entire programme across the Festival. Every day and every stage has got so much to get excited about. We’re counting down the days!”
Earlier this month, Conleth and his team set out a range of recommendations and guidelines in the context of the pandemic which ask everyone who comes to Lindisfarne Festival to look after themselves and each other.
While vaccines, lateral flow tests within 48 hours of the event, face masks and good hand hygiene are not a condition for entry, they are being strongly encouraged, alongside a serious and sensible request that anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms should say away and/or return home immediately if they begin during the event.
Conleth said: “We take our duty of care to everyone involved in Lindisfarne Festival incredibly seriously and our aim is for each and every person to return from the event without illness or injury – and with a big exhausted smile on their faces!
“The response to the guidelines has been really positive with the vast majority of people feeling reassured that we’re doing all we can to keep everyone safe while they’re with us. Lindisfarne Festival really does feel like a big family and so why wouldn’t we look after our brilliant brood!”
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.