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Lindisfarne Festival launches crowdfunding campaign

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The Lindisfarne Festival, which overlooks Holy Island in Northumberland, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to shape the future of the festival in 2018.

Organisers say the 2017 Festival saw a 38% increase in visitors, with a crowd of more than 3,500 people.

It is hoped the crowdfunding campaign will reach the initial target of £70,000 by November 2017.

Organisers want to land bigger named acts and more artistic delights for next year’s festival at Beal Farm, which will take place from August 30th until September 2nd, 2018.

Organisers say they'd love to secure a headline act like the Foo Fighters (above) to play at the festival in the future Credit: Britta Pedersen/DPA/PA Images

The feedback from this year’s festival has been nothing short of outstanding and we can’t wait to bring Lindisfarne Festival back to Beal Farm for the 4th year in 2018.

Our Crowdfunder will help us make sure that we come back stronger again whilst giving our festival goers the chance to secure some great ticket rewards and really get involved in the festival’s development.

Whilst we’re definitely keen to retain our much-loved boutique festival vibe, we do want to continuously take things up a notch in terms of the event programming, site design and our lineup.

In time, we’d love to secure a headline act of Glastonbury proportions… Imagine – Guns & Roses or Foo Fighters playing to an intimate audience overlooking Holy Island, that would be the ultimate dream!

We can’t do this on our own though, we need support from the community in order to continue to develop what we whole-heartedly believe could become the best small festival in the UK.

We strongly urge people to pledge to buy their 2018 tickets early so they can take advantage of the cheaper prices and so we can start booking the best acts, cra­ck on with planning and raise the bar furtherfor next year’s festival.”

– Conleth Maenpaa, Founder of Lindisfarne Festival

Overlooking Holy Island, this year's 3-day camping festival played host to over 100 acts across 7 stages, with Scottish indie-rockers The View closing the main stage on Friday night followed by The Fratellis on the Saturday night.