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Ever wish there was a festival that catered entirely for the over-18s that hosted sets from an eclectic mix world-renowned DJs and bands as well as showcasing a range of alternative therapies and creative arts? Your prayers have been answered. The inaugural Lindisfarne Music Festival, which takes place from Friday 4th until Sunday 6th September, promises to bring all this and more to Beal Farm in Northumberland.

Set on the breath-taking Northumberland coastline and boasting the beautiful backdrop of the historic Holy Island, the festival is set to be a chic and boutique affair, with a maximum capacity of 2000. Aside from being able to camp in the stunning location and taking in a smorgasbord of musical genres (everything from indie rock to folk, funk and beyond), punters will be treated to a showcase of alternative therapies including yoga, meditation, rhythm dance, cranial sacral therapy and more. Don’t expect the usual greasy burger vans either; the catering promises to be a much more fine dining affair, with local outlets selling wares and refreshments that use only the finest produce.

Conleth Maenpaa, owner of Nokomis and Bor Events and the founder of Lindisfarne Festival, commented on the aims of the three-day event: “We wanted to create a unique and niche music festival that hadn’t been done before combining the stunning location of Northumberland with an eclectic mix of quality entertainment. We are thrilled that after months of careful planning and working with local authorities, bodies, suppliers and acts that Lindisfarne Festival is born.”

The festival also promises to be environmentally friendly, as Maenpaa explains: “Making the festival sustainable has also been a key consideration for us and we have been working with ecologists and local bodies to ensure we stage the festival without compromising the landscape and its range of inhabitants; both human and wild. We very much hope we can create a legacy with Lindisfarne Festival making it a key part of the fabric of the North East.”

The full line up for the event, which includes a number of world-renowned international DJs, is to be announced on Monday 23rd March, with tickets going on sale on Tuesday 24th March. Details of the line-up and information about ticket sales can be found on the Lindisfarne Festival website.

The inaugural Lindisfarne Festival will take place at Beal Farm, Northumberland, between Friday 4th and Sunday 6th September 2015.

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