The 4th Lindisfarne has been hailed a huge success by organisers and festival goers, with record-breaking numbers in attendance at the 3-day music, arts and camping event.
The homegrown, independent festival enjoyed a 20% increase in ticket sales to ‘sell out’ across the weekend. Headliners Happy Mondays and The Levellers led more than 200 acts across 10 stages across three days.
Conleth Maenpaa, founder of Lindisfarne Festival, said: “We are totally overwhelmed by the positive response we have had for Lindisfarne Festival 2018. It really was our best festival yet! From smashing our crowdfunding target in 2017, growing our footfall to capacity, to the incredible feedback from festivalgoers - the love and support the event has received is truly amazing. Lindisfarne Festival really has captured people’s hearts.
“This is partly testament to the time we have spent over the years growing a community of dedicated partners, volunteers and followers, believing in what we are doing and listening and responding to every piece of feedback so that we can come back stronger each year. This year, we had 5000 people on site and the vibe was absolutely incredible from start to finish!
“We went bigger in every aspect; with a lineup of 200 incredible acts and everything from helicopter rides, turkish steam rooms and showers on site for the first time, meaning people weren’t shy about getting involved in some sweaty rave or zumba, yoga classes or dancing till 4am in the dance tent!”
What’s next for 2019? Festival organisers plan to keep doing what they love and continue on their journey of putting the event firmly on the UK festival map.
“The North East deserves the most immersive and wonderful festival: a festival they can be proud of and one that will be here for years to come. Over the past 4 years we’ve steadily and strategically grown year on year. We started in year one with just 2000 people and less than 100 acts over just 4 stages - so we’ve literally more than doubled in size since then! But despite growing significantly, we are still a very intimate festival and that’s what people seem to love the most.”
Lindisfarne Festival 2019 will take place over the last weekend in August (29th / 30th / 31st) and with feedback like this it’s looking set to sell out early…
What festival-goers said:
“What an absolutely mind-blowing experience and one I will cherish forever. Amazing atmosphere and people and thanks again for one of the best weekends I’ve ever had can’t wait till next year!" - Lee Ross
“What an amazing weekend. Great festival. Defo be back"– Nick McDonald
“I go to Glastonbury, Kendall Calling and various other festivals but Lindisfarne is quickly becoming my favourite. Thank you for the good times!" - Adam Alexander
“First time here. It was so good-beautiful location, friendly people, amazing bands/acts. Happy Mondays were fab and the dance tent on the Friday night was a great vibe." - Sarah Bellis
“Been going to festivals up and down the nation for years, my first Lindisfarne. Absolutely fantastic. It won't be my last XX" - Mike Bratley
“So fantastic. Great vibe, friendly people and the best music ever!! Made new friends, met old friends. Can’t wait to return next year. Xx" - Ruth Pollard
“Just awesome! You can see the amount of work that's gone into bringing everyone an incredible weekend. Team of superheroes, every one of you! Loved playing the Viking Brewhouse and loved watching such a vast array of talented musicians!" - Gill Laidlaw
“Fantastic weekend, really great to have such an event actually on our doorstep, can't wait for year 5! Thanks to all" - Kirsty Johnson
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