First acts lined up for 2018

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With 11 days left to go until our Crowdfunder closes, we just couldn't wait to give you a glimpse at some of the incredible acts that could be playing the stages at Lindisfarne Festival next summer. We've already got some very exciting plans and some unbelievable talent ready and willing to come rock all our socks off at the beautiful Beal Farm next year, starting with these absolute belters...


Introducing the bishops of bounce, the sorcerers of skank, the undisputed masters of Scottish death reggae, the one and only Bombskare the closest thing you'll see to an actual northern powerhouse. This nine headed ska demon has been tearing up stages the length and breadth of the British Isles since before The Crusades. Reaching zero to sixty skanking miles from a standing start, they combine top quality dancealong songs with incredible punctuality leaving every stage like Tokyo following a visit from Godzilla. . Renowned for their technical prowess as much as their infectious ska anthems, they combine lush, threepart harmonies with choppy guitar attacks and an explosive horn section to truly blow the audience away. One thing these guys know about getting a crowd to dance is everything...

Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5

A highlight of Lindisfarne Festival 2017, we just couldn't not ask the Colonel & his dijon crew back to spread the good vibes. The shiny disco ball hat wearing, ultimate genre hopping, twisted festival, live stage machine that puts the emphasis on music, entertaining and laughter, Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 are a party at its most outrageous and ridiculous. Imagine Primal Scream and Happy Mondays had children genetically fused with the DNA of Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, James Brown, George Clinton and Neil Diamond. Their live shows have included riding over the crowd in an inflatable Dijunicorn, laughter yoga, hug-offs, dance-offs in a giant hay bird nest, singalongs about dancing in gay discos and being heartbroken by ginger people, line dancing and high 5ing to the beats. Expect the unexpected when The Dijon Family come to town! 

Bessie & the Zinc Buckets

Bringing rockabilly mayhem to the masses, South Shields' local music heros Bessie and the Zinc Buckets became the first act, who hadn’t previously recorded any material, to sell out Newcastle's City Hall. With their good-time rockabilly sound, the band have built up an enormous following over the decades, throughout the North East and beyond.

Mickey 9s

Mickey 9s are purveyors of bass and beat. The funky Glaswegian 4-piece - with a masked, shamanic front man known only as ‘St. Cool’ - are best known for their infectious rhythms and electrifying live performances. Mickey 9s have always done things in their own, irreverent way. The last few years have seen the band release a series of popular music videos, hilarious comic strips protesting against Thatcher, Bono, and all things evil, and regularly blowing the minds of unsuspecting gig punters all over the UK. Mickey 9s are defined by their driving bass rhythms, funky guitar licks, four-to-the-floor pounding beats and satirically potent lyrics. Their music is relentless, unapologetic, and unrefined. It is music that grabs you immediately by the earlobes, picks you up and shakes you about ‘til you have no choice but to start dancing. It is music like a bomb: unpredictable, explosive, and with a hefty bass-sound.

Have Mercy Las Vegas

An ideal festival band with stacks of energy, Have Mercy Las Vegas are known to be quite a crowd pleaser around the festival circuit and beyond. Think deep Scottish roots, razor sharp Americana, trad and contemporary Appalachia embellished with touches of folk and country blues – do that and you’re halfway there. To complete the picture, add blisteringly tight musicianship and perfectly interlaced harmonies. 

Hip Hop Hooray

If you've been to Lindisfarne Festival before, these guys need no introduction! Hip Hop Hooray are a completely unique band, unlike anything you've ever seen before. They take all of your favourite hip hop classics, and present them with a spectacular 8 piece band. Giving a powerful and dynamic set to provide a truly amazing atmosphere to any event, for the past three years they have been lighting up venues across the country and are quickly becoming the most talked about band in town.


The full lineup featuring our 2018 headliners & 100+ acts over 8 unique stages will be announced early next year IF we hit our crowdfunding target this month. 

We're almost at the finish line and it's so close we can already hear that celebratory music! Let’s make sure that no one misses out on what could and undoubtably will be the BEST weekend of 2018.

If you haven’t already done so, pledge now to secure your ticket.

Earlybird tickets are only available until 31st October. Time is running out so grab 'em quick. Not only will you save a load of cash on your ticket, by purchasing early you'll literally help SAVE THE FESTIVAL!


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