How much are tickets and where can I buy them?
Tickets can be bought online via Eventbrite. At full price, Lindisfarne Festival 2018 tickets are £105 +bf (Thurs-Sun), £95 +bf (Fri-Sun), £65 +bf (Sat-Sun). But the earlier you buy the cheaper they will be!
All tickets include free standard camping for 1, 2 or 3 nights. Pricing and further ticket info can be found here.
What do the different ticket tiers mean?
Lindisfarne Festival operates a tiered ticketing system. This simply means that our ticket prices start cheaper and increase as we near closer to the actual event. Other than the price you pay, there is absolutely no difference to the ticket you receive, no matter what tier you purchase. We have a set allocation of tickets for each pricing tier. Once the set allocation of tickets has sold out we progress onto the next tier and the price increases.
When will I receive my tickets?
All tickets are dispatched via email shortly after purchasing. The email will come from Eventbrite and the subject line should read: 'Your Tickets for Lindisfarne Festival 2018'
If you purchased your ticket before the 31st October via our Crowdfunder campaign, your tickets should have arrived in your inbox between 11th - 17th December. Please check your junk/spam folder.
Can I pay for my ticket in instalments?
Are day tickets available?
Single day tickets are available for the Saturday only. Optional camping is included free of charge.
Can I bring a caravan / campervan?
Campervans and live in vehicles (including small caravans up to 5 metres in length) are permitted on the camp site, however please note that as we are in a remote area we can not provide any amenities for your motor vehicle other than the required space within the camping area. Vehicles require a valid permit for the duration of your stay, which will be available for purchase online from Monday 9th April 2018.
Is the festival on Holy Island?
No. The festival is at Beal Farm, which is on the mainland opposite Holy island (aka Lindisfarne) approximately 50 miles North of Newcastle, 8 miles South of Berwick, and 65 miles South of Edinburgh. Our site has spectacular views overlooking the island and the coast. We are located on the right just before the entrance of the Lindisfarne Causeway.
What time does the campsite open?
The campsite opens at 5pm Thursday 30th August and closes at 3pm Sunday 2nd September.
What time can we arrive on site?
Arriving vehicles will be only be permitted entry to the site between these hours:
Thursday 30th August: 5pm - 9:30pm
Friday 31st August: 12pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 1st September: 8am - 9:30pm
We ask that if possible you try to arrive within our recommended arrival times. Arriving within these times greatly helps us reduce traffic issues and prevents causing disruption to the residents and visitors to Holy Island, who need to cross the causeway when it is accessible.
Will there be a main stage?
Yes, our mainstage is located in the Shorefields marquee and this will be where our headline acts play on the Friday and Saturday night. There will be 9 separate music marquees/venues - each with a fantastic line-up and headline act. Each marquee has a strict capacity so we recommend that if there is a specific act you want to see, like with any festival, it’s best to get into the venue nice and early. Although, with our very diverse audience and so much fantastic stuff going on, it's quite unlikely that you won't be able to get in to see your favourite acts.
What time does the music start & finish?
There will be music from 7pm til midnight on Thursday night. On Friday and Saturday there will be music from approximately 11am until 4am.
What time are the headliners on?
Each marquee will have a headline act and will differ to the times as to when they are on. The lineup schedules will be posted on our website and social media a few weeks prior to the event.
What happens on the Sunday?
The main entertainment and music concludes at 4am on Saturday night / Sunday morning. Our traders will remain open on Sunday morning so you can enjoy a chilled out morning to recover before packing up and leaving the festival site. The campsite must be vacated by 3pm.
Are teenagers allowed, if accompanied by a responsible adult?
This is strictly an over 18’s event. Anyone looking younger that 25 will be asked for identification and refused entry if under 18. No refunds will be given in the case of refused entry.
Why are children not allowed at the festival?
It was not our intention to exclude children from Lindisfarne Festival. In our launch year, we had many things to consider like budgets, logistics and the law and it was just not possible for us to provide adequate measures and entertainment for children. We are still seriously considering making this a family friendly festival in the future - but right now the feedback we have had tells us the majority want us to keep this as an over 18's only event. We hope parents can understand our decision and better yet embrace the opportunity to have a night or two off from parental duties and fully immerse themselves in the great party atmosphere of our festival.
Are dogs allowed at the festival?
Dogs are welcome at the festival site, however they are strictly not allowed in the music marquees (unless they are authorised assistance dogs). They must always be kept in control and on short leads at all time. In order to monitor how many dogs we have on site, you will need to register your dog's attendance with us.
It is YOUR responsibility to pick up after your dog and adhere to our dog policy. YOU will be responsible for any damage caused by your dog. Please be considerate to others – it’s hard to believe, but not all people love dogs like we do! If your dog’s temperament can sometimes be a cause for concern, carefully consider whether bringing them to the festival is the best decision.
Will there be shower facilities?
Sorry there will not be shower facilities on site at the festival. (Don't forget your dry shampoo & baby wipes!)
Will there be a 'quiet' camping zone?
This year there will be a designated 'quieter' camping area near the back of the camping field. Space will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you wish to set up camp here we highly recommend you arrive on the Thursday or early on the Friday. We do have measures in place to keep the noise to a minimum after hours but we are a festival (with a late entertainment license) and therefore some level of noise will be expected (so bring some decent earplugs!)
Can I bring my own alcohol?
Whilst you may bring a reasonable amount alcohol into the campsite to consume, there is strictly no alcohol allowed to be brought into the festival arena. We have had issues of people of bringing excess alcohol into the campsite with the purpose of selling, so in 2018 we are limiting the amount of alcohol people can take into the campsite. Please do not bring more than a reasonal amount for personal consumption as excessive amounts may be confiscated by security.
Strictly NO GLASS allowed and NO EXCESSIVE SPIRITS (beyond personal consumption).
What is your disabled policy?
We offer all disabled customers an additional free ticket for carer / personal assistant to accompany them to the festival. There will be disabled toilets on site and some hard cored paths, though most of the main arena will just be grass (albeit mostly flat and cut) disabled parking will be reserved at the closest point to the main arena and campsites (badges/cards must be shown)
To qualify for the free carer/PA ticket, it is mandatory to provide one of the following forms of supporting documentation as evidence of your requirements:
- PIP (Personal independence payment)
- DLA – care and/or mobility
- D/deaf or blind registration
- The Access Card or equivalent with a +1 Icon for PA tickets
- Blue Badge – permitted for parking only requests
Please note any submitted documents are securely destroyed. If you do not have the above evidence but feel you need assistance to access the festival, please contact us.
Will merchandise be available to buy?
Yes merchandise will be available to buy on site including t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags and programmes.
Will I need to bring my wellies?
We have had no real mud issues in previous years to date, but it would be wise to bring your wellies or alternative suitable walking footwear (no high heels or soft soles). You should also bring a rain coat, sun screen and of course camping equipment and appropriate warm clothing (layer up!). Be prepared for all weather! It is a festival in England after all.
Will it be windy?
The festival is on the coast and it can be quite exposed to the elements. We recommend bringing warm layers of clothing and extra tent pegs!
What is the festival site like?
The camping area is a nice grass field, with plenty of space. The festival arena may have some uneven surfaces, so please do wear appropriate footwear.
Can I bring a camping chair into the festival arena?
You are welcome to bring chairs into the arena area but not into the music marquees except for in exceptional circumstances). If you require a chair inside the marquees for disability purposes please speak to one of our stewards.
Do I have to pay for parking?
Parking does come at a cost and passes can be pre-booked online at a discounted rate. If you need to pay on arrival, parking will be charged at a flat rate of £20 - no matter what day you arrive. We encourage you to use public transport and take advantage of our FREE bus service from Berwick Train Station or car share with other festival-goers to reduce the impact of the festival.
How far is the car park from the campsite?
The campsite is only a short walk from the car park (approximitely 400 metres / 5 minutes)
Why is there an excess charge for live vehicles?
We have had to increase the charge for live in vehicles as generally they take a lot more space especially given the number of people they generally hold. We expect the camping field to be fuller this year and we have to have some sort of control of the number of live in vehicles space available. We appreciate it is an extra cost but it does mean we can make the campsite accessible and comfortable for all.
Will there be phone charging facilities?
Phone charging facilites may be provided by one of our traders at a reasonable charge. We advise you to bring a portable phone charger, in car charger or keep your phone switched off to save battery power for when you need it. Or alternatively, why not switch off your phone completely or leave it at home and enjoy being 'disconnected' whilst at the festival. In case of emergency, come along to the production office and we will do our best to help and provide you with access to a power outlet or phone if available.