Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Glasto Acts Set to Be the Stars of Lindisfarne

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Glasto Acts Set to Be the Stars of Lindisfarne

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Byline: Gordon Barr What's On Editor

GLASTONBURY acts are set to appear at the Lindisfarne Festival in Northumberland this summer.

Building on the success of the last two years, Lindisfarne Festival 2017 is gearing up to be an even bigger and better showcase of music, comedy, culture and creative arts.

With Glastonbury 2017 in full swing, Lindisfarne Festival organisers are delighted to be showcasing a number of same name acts at their Northumberland event, including DJ Norman Jay MBE, Huey Morgan, The Showhawk Duo, Beans on Toast, The Pale White, Backyard Rhythm Orchestra and Little Mammoths.

With tickets sales already ahead by 55% compared to the same time last year, the team are equally delighted to welcome comedian and Punch Drunk founder Kai Humphries to the festival, who along with hosting the main comedy tent at Glastonbury will also be curating this year's Lindisfarne Festival comedy line-up.

With a stellar list of stand-up talent soon to be announced, full details of the line-up will be revealed at their sold-out Punch Drunk event in Blyth on July 3 featuring Britain's Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda. Comedian Kai Humphries said: "Punch-Drunk Comedy has had an outrageous start to 2017, welcoming the likes of Zoe Lyons (LIVE AT The Apollo), Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), and Paul Sinha (The Chase) to our stages in Blyth, Bedlington, Ashington, and Cramlington.

"We absolutely can't wait for Lindisfarne Festival and are buzzing to have our very own Punch Drunk Comedy tent! A sizeable crowd will be coming with us and we've got a destroyer of a lineup, which we can't wait to share with everyone."

The three-day camping festival which promises its strongest line up and entertainment schedule to date will be held once again on Beal Farm, Northumberland from August 31 to September 3, 2017, overlooking Holy Island and will play host to recently announced Friday night headliner The View and The Fratellis who will be taking centre stage on Saturday evening.

For those who didn't make it to the Somerset showcase, Lindisfarne Festival provides the ideal opportunity to kick-back and enjoy a chance to get up close to the music and entertainment, enveloped in a spectacular setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking Holy Island. …

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