The 2nd Lindisfarne Festival taking place on Beal Farm, in Northumberland from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September 2016, has announced the line-up for their BBC Introducing showcase on Saturday featuring an eclectic mix of up and coming NE acts specially selected by the BBC.
Conleth Maenpaa, Owner of Nokomis and Bor Events and Founder of Lindisfarne Festival commented, "We are really excited to welcome the BBC Introducing North East stage to Lindisfarne Festival. Out of all the festivals taking place in the region we are privileged to be one of the only few to have this platform at our event. Putting the North East on the map and showcasing local talent has always been a key part of Lindisfarne Festival and we hope people will join us in making this another year to remember. The weekend is a perfect excuse to round up a big group of friends and family and we promise they won’t be disappointed."
Other recent line-up additions are Zoe Bestel, Indigo Velvet, Dansi, Tokyo Acid CRU, Funkliners, Beth Macari, Mark Lowrys, Monkey Puzzle, Book of Silence, The Smokin' Coconuts, Oris Jay, The Joe Mangels, Diddley Squat, InChoir Chorus, Ricky Bonewell, and Adam Kellet.
Friday headliner will be British Sea Power, and Reef have been confirmed as Saturday evening headliner. The Cuban Brothers, Beardyman, Little Comets, Molotov Jukebox, C Duncan, Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus, Fatherson, Glen Horsborough, The Baghdaddies, James Taylor Quartet, ChainSka Brassika, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, King Bee, Social Room, Velvoir, Mudfoot Blaps, Lisbon, Shields, The Church, Colonel Mustard and Dijon Five, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Blue Rose Code, The Elephant Sessions, Funkliners, Pinact, Cattle & Cane, Miss McQ, M1 Dukebox, The Happy Cats, and Hip Hop Hooray are also confirmed
The festival which overlooks the mystical Holy Island will also feature a range of DJs, holistic therapies, creative arts and a wide selection of high quality local food and ale. This year campers will also be given the opportunity to arrive early on the Thursday evening, to settle in, pitch their tents and enjoy some light entertainment before the main event starts on the Friday afternoon. Entertainment will be on until 4am for anyone wanting to dance till dawn.
Tickets are priced at £85 for the weekend or £50 for the Saturday.
The Lindisfarne Festival is an intimate 2 day camping festival with a capacity for 2000. The event promises to have something for everyone and includes music from indie rock, soul and funk, blues, folk and jazz to hip hop.
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