It's been two decades since Lindisfarne have performed at Newcastle City Hall over Christmas. This year, they are reuniting for a show to support the City Hall which is under threat amid council cuts. Queues were down the street when the box office opened, and they sold 1,000 tickets in 60 minutes.
Lindisfarne's Ray Jackson is inviting anyone who has ever played with the band to reunite for a Christmas show. The performance is aimed at highlighting the importance of Newcastle City Hall, which is under threat because of council cuts.
Lindisfarne fans have welcomed the news that the band are putting on a Christmas show this year. The box office sold 1,000 tickets in just an hour.
Lindisfarne's Ray Jackson is helping with the campaign to save Newcastle City Hall. Big council cuts have left its future as a music venue in doubt, and Ray says the only way to keep it going is to use it.
The group performed at Newcastle City Hall every Christmass between 1976 and 1990. Now, members are coming back together in an attempt to show people just how valuable the City Hall is.
Ray Jackson and his Lindisfarne bandmates will put on a Christmas show on 23rd December, after a 20 year break. It will be held at Newcastle City Hall.
He wrote one of the North East's greatest anthems and he exported Geordie culture worldwide. Alan Hull, founder member of the band Lindisfarne, was an ambassador for his home town of Newcastle and often penned songs about the region he loved.
He died in 1995 but many of his tracks will be remembered forever, especially Fog On The Tyne and Run For Home. Lindisfarne played Newcastle City Hall 135 times and today a plaque dedicated to him, was officially unveiled on the front of his favourite venue.
Francesca Hull was there to see a plaque being unveiled in memory of her father. She spoke about her memories of him, saying she doesn't ever remember being embarrassed by him. Alan's granddaughter Daisy played the recorder on stage with some former members of Lindisfarne.
Lindisfarne musician, Ray Jackson, talking about what it was like to play Newcastle City Hall as part of Lindisfarne and his memories of the late Alan Hull.