Organisers of Lindisfarne Festival have revealed that BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize winner, Dizzee Rascal will headline the Friday line-up for the much-loved camping Festival.
The festival will take place at Beal Farm, Northumberland from September 2-5, 2021.
Lindisfarne Festival founder, Conleth Maenpaa, said: “We couldn’t be happier to be adding Dizzee Rascal as our Friday night headliner. He’s someone we’ve been chasing for a while, so it feels amazing to finally see his name riding high on the festival poster.”
Dizzee joins Grammy Award-winning British electronic music duo – and Lindisfarne Festival headliners – Groove Armada at the top of the bill for this year’s three-day music and arts extravaganza.
The celebrated rapper, producer and pioneer of Grime music, Dizzee made his name in 2003 with debut LP, Boy In Da Corner, which caught the ear of Mercury Prize judges. Since then, he has released a raft of chart-topping singles including Dance Wiv Me and Bonkers and a crowd of platinum albums, cementing his place as one of British music’s finest.
The sixth Lindisfarne Festival will once more see 5,000 good-time seekers descend upon one of the UK’s most stunning festival settings, overlooking the majestic Holy Island on the Northumberland coast.
“It’s hard to believe it has been six years since our first event,” said Conleth. “Having such big hitters heading up the bill really does feel like we’re moving up a gear. And if there was ever a year to do it, I think it’s this one.”
Festival goers can also expect creative workshops, stand up, spoken word and yoga.
Conleth says he and the rest of the team are feeling excited and optimistic as everything starts to take shape.
He said: “We were incredibly grateful to be awarded a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund, which will help to make this year’s event the best yet and give us the confidence to grow in ambition for years to come.”
Lindisfarne Festival tickets are on sale now via www.lindisfarnefestival.com/tickets with monthly payment plans available and 3-day festival passes priced at £105, including camping. Keep an eye on the Festival’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for updates.