Lindisfarne Festival 2017 saw the picturesque Holy Island of Lindisfarne transformed for the third year, into a four-day celebration of music, entertainment and wellbeing.
More than 3000 people made the pilgrimage to this unique upcoming festival that relies solely on crowdfunding to keep itself going. What Lindisfarne lacks in scale in comparison to mammoth festivals like Glasto, Leeds and Reading it makes up for in variety.
To label Lindisfarne a ‘music festival’ along with the rest of them would be tremendously inaccurate. Despite boasting over 100+ incredible musical acts over the long weekend, including indie giants The View and The Fratellis, Lindisfarne also had a wealth of other exciting things going on. From comedy shows to laughter yoga and meditation; Lindisfarne 2017 was a festival like no other.
Friday saw the first of the two weekend headliners, The View, take to the main tent. The Dundonian indie rockers brought the expectant crowd way back to 2007, playing through their vast back catalogue, getting the crowd jumping to ‘Tragic Magic’ and the classic ‘Same Jeans’.
Friday felt like the warm up day for what was a much busier, jam packed Saturday. However, Lindisfarne in general, being a smaller festival, was refreshingly roomy. You could make your way through crowds with ease regardless of who was playing and get served at the bar within minutes whatever the time of day.
Clever word play, inspirational anecdotes and a dash of comedy; Saturday kicked off with some intriguing spoken word poetry in the ‘Dingle Dell’ tent. Whether or not you knew about or had heard spoken word poetry before, it was hard not to be enthralled and inspired by it all.