Lindifarne Festival organisers have introduced an enormous new headline act as they put together for the much-anticipated return of stay music after lockdown.
BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize winner Dizzee Rascal will high the invoice on the Friday of the competition, which is ready to return to Beal Farm, Northumberland from September 2 this yr.
The celebrated rapper, producer and Grime pioneer, Dizzee made his identify in 2003 with debut LP, Boy In Da Corner, and has since launched a number of chart-topping singles together with Dance Wiv Me and Bonkers.
Set on the Northumberland coast and overlooking Holy Island, the over-18s solely competition first passed off in 2015 and has been rising in reputation ever since.
Alongside the newly-announced headliner, this yr’s invoice is topped by Grammy Award-winning British digital music duo Groove Armada.
Lindisfarne Festival founder Conleth Maenpaa stated: “We could not be happier to be including Dizzee Rascal as our Friday night time headliner. He’s somebody we have been chasing for some time, so it feels superb to lastly see his identify driving excessive on the competition poster.”
He added: “To have Dizzee Rascal and Groove Armada performing does appear brilliantly ridiculous
“It’s onerous to imagine it has been six years since our first event. Having such huge hitters heading up the invoice actually does really feel like we’re shifting up a gear. And if there was ever a yr to do it, I feel it is this one.”
The competition was paused in 2020 resulting from coronavirus, though organisers say the “overwhelming majority” of acts, together with Alabama 3, From The Jam and Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, have been rebooked for this yr.
They will likely be joined by an array of acts spanning a rainbow of musical genres. Fabio and Grooverider, Showhawk Duo, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Zion Train, Shades of Rhythm, We Are Champion, Lancashire Hotpots, DJ Rap, Letz Zep, Rachel Croft and Backyard Rhythm Orchestra are among the many 200+ musicians and performing artists taking to the Festival’s 10 distinct phases.
Alongside the music, there will likely be a various programme of artistic workshops, stand-up comedy, spoken phrase, yoga and holistic therapies on provide as properly as luxurious glamping packages.
Founder Conleth stated he and the competition crew had been feeling “excited and optimistic” for the competition, which is able to be capable of happen so lengthy as England has reached the ultimate stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockodwn.
He stated: “We had been extremely grateful to be awarded a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund, which is able to assist to make this yr’s event one of the best but and provides us the arrogance to develop in ambition for years to return.
“Like everybody else, the entire crew listed here are completely buzzing concerning the prospect of with the ability to get along with individuals once more and absorb that particular competition environment, which you’ll be able to’t get anyplace else. We cannot wait.”
Lindisfarne Festival tickets are on sale now through www.lindisfarnefestival.com/tickets.
Three-day passes value £105 together with marketing campaign, and month-to-month cost plans can be found. Those are suggested to verify the Festival’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for updates.