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Lindisfarne Festival 2017 hits the right note

..with most successful event yet as organisers start planning for 2018

Lindisfarne Festival which took place on Beal Farm, Northumberland from the 31st Aug to 3rd September 2017 has been hailed a huge success, witnessing a 38% increase in attendees compared to last year with reviewers and festival goers claiming the weekend to be the best one yet

Organisers of the festival, which launched in 2015, are now pulling out all the stops to ensure the festival returns stronger again next year. With the event set to take place at the same venue from 30th Aug – 2nd September 2018, tickets will be released via Crowdfunder offering a range of exclusive rewards and offers to early ticket buyers to support the festival’s growth. Further details of the crowdfunding campaign which goes live on Tuesday 19th September 2017 will be announced soon.

Conleth Maenpaa, Founder of Lindisfarne Festival commented;

“We are truly overwhelmed by the response we have had to Lindisfarne Festival 2017. It’s exceeded all of our expectations and we really couldn’t have asked for anything more. The sun was shining, we had our largest attendance to date of over 3000 festival goers, the acts were all fantastic and judging by the feedback we have received everyone seemed to have a great time. Hearing people say how excited they are to come back in 2018 is music to our ears!

That’s why we aren’t resting on our laurels and despite promising ourselves a well -deserved break, are now straight into planning for 2018. We have always said that we wanted Lindisfarne Festival to grow organically and be on the North-East map for years to come and with the amazing continued support from the community, we are confident we can achieve that. We’ll be releasing 2018 early bird tickets via our Crowdfunder campaign, which is launching mid-September. We urge people to get behind this so that we can start booking the best acts, cra­ck on with the planning and raise the bar further for the festival in 2018.

I would like to say a huge thanks to all the volunteers, artists and festival goers who helped make this year’s festival so incredible. We couldn’t have done it without them.”

Overlooking Holy Island, the festival for over 18s provides a real celebration of music and the arts, with fun, togetherness and nature being at the core of the event’s identity. This year, the 3 day camping festival played host to over 100 acts across 7 stages, with Scottish indie-rockers The View closing the mainstage on Friday night followed by The Fratellis on the Saturday night.

Feedback from festival’s Facebook page include;

“The best party weekend of the year by far. The festival just gets better and better each year, hard to imagine how next year’s could be topped but knowing the Lindisfarne festival, it will be. I love the whole spirit and atmosphere of the whole event and already looking forwards to booking the dates for the 2018 event. A huge thank you to everyone who helped to create this special event and amazing experience”.

“Brilliant Festival in a beautiful location with a lovely atmosphere. It was our first time and we will be back every year”

“The best weekend of the year. Absolutely fantastic festival from the bands, beer, food, entertainment and not forgetting the fabulous festival goers who are all there to have a good time. Thank you to all those who make it happen and will def be back next year”

Been going since the first year and it just gets better and better. Let’s keep this festival going it’s a little gem. Great people, great atmosphere, great music”

“Absolutely brilliant weekend, lovely atmosphere, stunning location and the staff were fab! Also loved how the festival wasn’t too big so it was no hassle stumbling back to your tent after a few beers  🙂 please, please put it on again next year!!!”