Lindisfarne Festival 2016 launch event to be held at Ernest bar, Ouseburn this Friday 8th July Hero Image

Lindisfarne Festival 2016 launch event to be held at Ernest bar, Ouseburn this Friday 8th July

With the festival season in full swing, the Lindisfarne Festival is holding a warm up event this Friday 8th July from 6pm to 2am at the Ernest bar, Ouseburn. With free entry, the event will showcase a range of live music, DJs, street food & performers. Fun is compulsory & fancy dress is encouraged, with free tickets to the main festival up for grabs for the best dressed.

Lindisfarne Festival is a music, arts and camping festival for over 18’s based on Beal Farm, Northumberland, overlooking Holy island in Northumberland. With music and DJs playing till 4am, the festival which takes place from 1st-4th September plays host to acts including Reef, British Sea Power, the Cuban Brothers, James Taylor Quartet amongst others and alongside the best in up and coming NE talent showcased on the BBC Introducing stage, a new feature for this year.

Conleth Maenpaa, Founder of Lindisfarne Festival says; “We are delighted to have teamed up with Ernest to put on a proper party. The warm up event is a great showcase for the festival and we ask people to come along to experience the wide range of entertainment on offer. We ask the North East to get behind us and if people are in any doubt of how much fun a festival can be, please come along and experience a night like no other this Friday”

Kathryn Hodgkinson, Co-owner of Ernest said, ‘‘We are always keen to support creative, independent endeavour and we are really excited to be hosting the Lindisfarne Festival warm-up. We have a line-up of 6 live acts plus performances, DJ’s and a special festival menu. We are expecting a lively night of music and dancing.”

All details regarding the festival can be found at and details of the warm up event are on the Ernest Facebook page