A new music and creative arts festival for over 18s taking place on Beal Farm Northumberland this September 4th - 6th has revealed its first wave of acts. Music will be showcased from a range of internationally renowned artists, as well as a selection of up and coming acts and North East talent. Headliners for the festival include Reverend and The Makers, Craig Charles, DJ Yoda, Smoove and Turrell and The Skints.

Further acts including another Friday evening headliner are still to be revealed and will be announced in due course.

Set within 4 different marquees opposite the Holy Island, entertainment will be on offer from the Friday evening, all day Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday.

A great range of North East talent will be showcased including; Nadine Shah, The Lake Poets, Johnny Dickinson, Hannabiell and Midnight Blue, Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Happy Cats, Trev Gibb, Backyard Rhythm Orchestra, Shields, Slow light Quartet, Mister Tooley, World Headquarters (WHQ) and Dancing with Ghosts.

The first wave line up also includes internationally renowned Ghetto Funk All-stars and acts JFB, Jackie Oates, The Church, Sean Taylor and The Tribe.

The Lindisfarne Festival will be a truly niche, 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.

Tickets are available to buy online at £78 for the weekend or £50 for the Saturday from 9am on the 24th March via http://www.lindisfarnefestival.com/. Ticket prices include camping and entertainment for either 1 or 2 nights.

Conleth Maenpaa, Owner of Nokomis and Bor Events and Founder of Lindisfarne Festival commented:

“We are delighted with the artists we have managed to secure for our inaugural Lindisfarne Festival. Being in its first year it was important that we started off small to create an intimate setting, whilst securing a range of credible acts and entertainment. We feel we have something for everyone. A great combination of internationally renowned performers as well as a range of up and coming artists too. It was also very important that we secured a good concentration of acts from the North East, showcasing the amazing breadth of local talent we have here and capturing a strong regional flavour.”

Conleth Maenpaa added:

“Whilst the heart of any festival is the music, it is important to add that Lindisfarne Festival aims to be so much more with a range of creative therapies, wonderful gastronomy and the breath-taking back drop of Holy Island. We do hope people will join us in making this an event to remember and one that will become part of the fabric of the North East for years to come.”

Further details of the festival are available via http://www.lindisfarnefestival.com/ or on our facebook and twitter pages @lindisfarnefest