Lindisfarne Festival returns with three days of music and more this summer – and you could be there for free.
We’ve teamed up with the over 18’s festival to give away a pair of weekend tickets, including camping for two nights at the festival, which runs from August 30 to September 2.
Taking place at Beal Farm, Northumberland, overlooking Holy Island, the event will feature more than 150 live acts, including headliners Happy Mondays and The Levellers, across three days and night, until 4am.
Plans for the fourth annual festival, which crowdfunded £75k in six weeks last October to keep going, are going from strength to strength, with organisers confirming record ticket sales for the 2018 event so far.
One of the most famous bands to emerge from the 80’s Manchester scene – with a slew of hits including Step On, Kinky Afro and 24 Hour Party People – Happy Mondays will headline on August 31.
Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said: “We’re all really looking forward to headlining Lindisfarne Festival on August 31. It’s going to be a great party. Love that the festival supports Musicians Against Homelessness too – a great cause.”
Meanwhile, Brighton folk-punk band The Levellers, who sold more platinum, gold and silver albums in the 90s than any other act and are this year celebrating their 30th anniversary, will be headlining the main stage on the Saturday
This year, the home-grown festival, which is often likened to a mini-Glastonbury, will have nine areas for music lovers to explore and enjoy, with a diverse line-up spanning a number of genres.
Acts joining the bill include rockabilly legend Rob Heron, Scotland’s finest ska band Esperanza, Afro-latino drumming sensation the Ladies of Midnight Blue, soulful sister duo Liv’n’G and foot-stomping guitarist Ben Catley, who will be flying in from West Australia (returning to his Geordie roots) to bring his high energy, feel-good coastal music to the ears of UK festival-goers.
Other acts already confirmed include, The Showhawk Duo, Dub Pistols, Ferocious Dog, Skinny Lister, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Detroit Social Club and Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5.
Set against the backdrop of Holy Island in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Northumberland coast, Lindisfarne Festival has been steadily growing year-on-year since its inception in 2015.
•For more information visit https://www.lindisfarnefestival.com/
•To be in with a chance of winning a pair of weekend tickets to the festival, answer this question: Which of these is a Happy Mondays hit?
A) Step On
B) Step Up
C) Step In.
Send your answer along with your full contact details to Lindisfarne Competition, Katy Wheeler, Johnston Press North East, 2nd Floor, Alexander House, 1 Mandarin Road, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, Sunderland, DH4 5RA. Alternatively, you can email your answer and contact details to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk
Tickets are for the weekend and include camping on the Friday and Saturday night. Winners will need to purchase their own parking passes and the prize is for over 18s only. Once the competition is drawn all entries are deleted or shredded and are not passed on to a third party.