How much are tickets and where can I buy them?
General admission prices are £99 (Thurs-Sun), £89 (Fri-Sun), £59 (Sat-Sun). But, the earlier you buy your ticket, the cheaper it will be.
All tickets include free standard camping. Full passes include 3 nights camping (Thurs, Fri & Sat). Weekend tickets include two nights camping (Fri & Sat). Saturday tickets include one nights camping. Pricing and further ticket info can be found here.
Can I pay for my ticket in instalments?
Are day tickets available?
Single day tickets are available for the Saturday only. Optional camping is included free of charge.
Is the festival on Holy Island?
No. The festival is at Beal Farm, which is on the mainland opposite Holy island (aka Lindisfarne) approximately 50 miles North of Newcastle, 8 miles South of Berwick, and 65 miles South of Edinburgh. Our site has spectacular views overlooking the island and the coast. We are located on the right just before the entrance of the Lindisfarne Causeway.
What time does the campsite open?
The campsite opens at 4:30pm Thursday 31st August and closes at 3pm Sunday 3rd September.
What time can we arrive on site?
We ask that if possible you try to arrive within our recommended arrival times below. Arriving within these times greatly helps us reduce traffic issues and prevents causing disruption to the residents and visitors to Holy Island, who need to cross the causeway when it is accessible.
Recommended Arrival Times:
Thursday 31st August (5pm - 10pm)
Friday 1st September (11am - 2pm)
Saturday 2nd September (11:30am - 3:30pm)
When you arrive, you will need to proceed to the box office to get your ticket scanned & exchanged for a wristband. Your wristband will permit entry to the campsite and the festival arena during opening hours. The wristband exchange will be open at the following times:
Thursday (5pm - 10pm) // Friday (11am - 10pm) // Saturday (10am - 10pm)
Please do not arrive outside of these times as you will be refused entry without a wristband.
Will there be a main stage?
There will not be a main stage at the event but instead there will be 7 separate music marquees - each with a fantastic line-up and headline act. Each marquee has a strict capacity so we recommend that if there is a specific act you want to see, like with any festival, it’s best to get there early.
What time does the music start & finish?
There will be music from 7pm til midnight on Thursday night. On Friday and Saturday there will be music from approximately 11am until 4am.
What time are the headliners on?
Each marquee will have a headline act and will differ to the times as to when they are on. The lineup schedules will be posted on our website and social media a few weeks prior to the event.
What happens on the Sunday?
The main entertainment and music concludes at 4am on Saturday night / Sunday morning. Our traders will remain open on Sunday morning so you can enjoy a chilled out morning to recover before packing up and leaving the festival site. The campsite must be vacated by 3pm.
Are teenagers allowed, if accompanied by a responsible adult?
This is strictly an over 18’s event. Anyone looking younger that 25 will be asked for identification and refused entry if under 18. No refunds will be given in the case of refused entry.
Why are children not allowed at the festival?
It was not our intention to exclude children from Lindisfarne Festival. In our launch year, we had many things to consider like budgets, logistics and the law and it was just not possible for us to provide adequate measures and entertainment for children. We are still seriously considering making this a family friendly festival in the future - but right now the feedback we have had tells us the majority want us to keep this as an over 18's only event. We hope parents can understand our decision and better yet embrace the opportunity to have a night or two off from parental duties and fully immerse themselves in the great party atmosphere of our festival.
Are dogs allowed at the festival?
Dogs are welcome at the festival site, however they are strictly not allowed in the music marquees.
Will there be shower facilities?
There will not be shower facilities on site at the festival, however, if baby-wipes wont suffice for a few days and you desperately need to shower, you can make use of the nearby facilities at the Barn at Beal for a small charge.
Will there be a 'quiet' camping zone?
This year there will be a designated 'quieter' camping area near the back of the camping field. Space will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you wish to set up camp here we highly recommend you arrive on the Thursday or early on the Friday. We do have measures in place to keep the noise to a minimum after hours but we are a festival (with a late entertainment license) and therefore some level of noise will be expected (so bring some decent earplugs!)
Can I bring my own alcohol?
Alcohol is strictly not allowed to be brought into the festival arena. We have had issues of people of bringing excess alcohol into the campsite with the purpose of selling, so in 2017 we are limiting the amount of alcohol people can take into the campsite. We will provide further info informing you quantities allowed in summer 2017.
What is your disabled policy?
We offer all disabled customers a free ticket for carers as long as the carers have the necessary council issued accrediation. There will be disabled toilets on site and some hard cored paths, though most of the main arena will just be grass (albeit mostly flat and cut) disabled parking will be reserved at the closest point to the main arena and campsites (badges/cards must be shown)
Will merchandise be available to buy?
Yes merchandise will be available to buy on site including t-shirts, hoodies and programmes.
Will I need to bring my wellies?
We have had no real mud issues in previous years to date, but it would be wise to bring your wellies or alternative suitable walking footwear (no high heels or soft soles). You should also bring a rain coat, sun screen and of course camping equipment and appropriate warm clothing (layer up!). Be prepared for all weather! It is a festival in England after all.
What is the festival site like?
The camping area is a nice grass field, with plenty of space. The festival arena is on cropped land and grass so expect some uneven surfaces and wear appropriate footwear.
Can I bring a camping chair into the festival arena?
You are welcome to bring chairs into the arena area but not into the music marquees except for in exceptional circumstances). If you require a chair inside the marquees for disability purposes please speak to one of our stewards.
Do I have to pay for parking?
Parking does come at a cost and passes can be pre-booked online here at a discounted rate. If you pay on arrival, parking will be charged at £20. We encourage you to use public transport and take advantage of our FREE bus service from Berwick Train Station or car share with other festival-goers to reduce the impact of the festival.
How far is the car park from the campsite?
The campsite is only a short walk from the car park (approximitely 400 metres / 5 minutes)
Can I bring a caravan / campervan?
Campervans and small live in vehicles are permitted on the camp site, however please note that as we are in a remote area we can not provide any amenities for your motor vehicle other than the required space within the camping area. Campervans require a valid permit for the duration of your stay, which available for purchase here.
Unfortunately caravans cannot be brought onto the site. If you wish to bring a caravan, there may be space at the Barn at Beal, which is a 15 minute walk from the festival site. Contact them directly to enquire.
Why is there an excess charge for live vehicles?
We have had to increase the charge for live in vehicles as generally they take a lot more space especially given the number of people they generally hold. We expect the camping field to be fuller this year and we have to have some sort of control of the number of live in vehicles space available. We appreciate it is an extra cost but it does mean we can make the campsite accessible and comfortable for all.
Will there be phone charging facilities?
Unfortunately phone charging facilities will not be available on site. We advise you to bring a portable phone charger, in car charger or keep your phone switched off to save battery power for when you need it. Or alternatively, why not switch off your phone completely or leave it at home and enjoy being 'disconnected' whilst at the festival. In case of emergency, come along to the production office and we will do our best to help and provide you with access to a power outlet or phone if available.