Lindisfarne - Live dates for 2021
Acoustic rock music legends Lindisfarne have announced a series of live performance dates for 2021.
Venues from Kinross to Shoreham, Porthcawl to Skegness include many from last year’s 50th anniversary tour postponed by the pandemic.
“We’re looking forward to re-booting our birthday celebrations,” says band co-founder, Rod Clements. “It really is time to party!”
Suffolk Aug 7 Snape Maltings snapemaltings.co.uk
Hants Aug 8 Fareham Wickham Festival wickhamfestival.co.uk
Suffolk Aug 27 Bury St Edmunds Apex theapex.co.uk
Shrewsbury Aug 29 Shrewsbury Folk Festival shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Wiltshire Sept 5 All Cannings Rock Against Cancer concertatthekings.co.uk
Bucks Sept 10 Wavendon The Stables stables.org
London Sept 17 Hammersmith Nells nells.co.uk
Yorks Sept 18 Bradford Cathedral bradfordcathedral.org
Co. Durham Sept 19 Stanhope Northern Kin Festival northernkinfestival.co.uk
Notts. Sept 24 Lowdham Warthogs warthogpromotions.com
Sussex Sep 25 Shoreham Ropetackle Arts ropetacklecentre.co.uk
W. Midlands Sept 26 Bilston The Robin therobin.co.uk
Mid Glamorgan Oct 16 Porthcawl Grand Pavilion grandpavilion.co.uk
Lincs Nov 28 Skegness Folk Festival, Butlins bigweekends.com
Perth/Kinross Dec 3/4 Kinross Green Hotel mundellmusic.com
Cumbria Dec 5 Carlisle The Old Fire Station oldfirestation.carlisle.city
Lancs. Dec 10 Morecambe The Platform lancaster.gov.uk
Northumberland Dec 18 Newcastle City Hall academymusicgroup.com
“Meet Me On The Corner”, “Lady Eleanor”, “Run For Home” and “Fog On The Tyne” are all songs that continue to resonate down the years and in the process slip into the very fabric of British culture.
But then Lindisfarne pretty much never went away and 50 years later continues entertaining crowds with an extensive repertoire of world-renowned songs delivered in the inimitably engaging way that has trademarked the band’s stage act right back to 1970.
That’s when band writers the late Alan Hull and Rod Clements emerged from Tyneside to quickly carve out a unique place for themselves fronting one of British rock’s most original bands.
Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium for their catchy, memorable songs.
The Clements-penned hit “Meet Me On The Corner” paved the way for their classic ‘Fog On The Tyne’ release to become the UK’s top-selling album of 1972.
Further acclaimed albums were to follow, buoyed up by powerful live performances. An accessible, unpretentious style bestowed them an enviable reputation as festival favourites, while the Lindisfarne annual Christmas concerts held in their native Newcastle became the stuff of legend.
Fast forward to 2021 and today’s Lindisfarne comprises a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar), Steve Daggett (vocals, guitars, keyboards), ex-Roxy Music’s Paul Thompson (drums), Ian Thomson (bass) and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars, piano).