Acoustic rock music legends Lindisfarne have announced live performance dates for 2021 in what the band has jokingly dubbed the ‘Fingers Crossed Tour’.
Signing up for the summer to winter dates are 18 venues, from Kinross to Shoreham and Porthcawl to Skegness. In addition to first time appearances by the band at Bradford Cathedral and Lowdham’s Warthogs, the tour takes in many venues from last year’s 50th anniversary tour postponed by the pandemic.
“We’re looking forward to re-booting last year’s birthday celebrations,” says band co-founder, Rod Clements. “It really is time to party!”
Alan Hull commemorated in BBC TV documentary
The tour coincides with the production of a BBC TV documentary about band co-founder Alan Hull scheduled for airing this October (2021) to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of the band’s seminal album, ‘Fog on The Tyne’.
In the film, Brit award-winner Sam Fender explores the archives to discover the real Alan Hull. Also contributing are artist fans including Sting, The Unthanks, Elvis Costello, Kay Greyson and Mark Knopfler.
2021 Lindisfarne Dates
County Date Town Venue Contact
Hants Aug 8 Fareham Wickham Festival www.wickhamfestival.co.uk
Suffolk Aug 27 Bury St Edmunds Apex www.theapex.co.uk
Shrewsbury Aug 29 Shrewsbury Folk Festival www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Wiltshire Sept 5 All Cannings Rock Against Cancer www.concertatthekings.co.uk
Bucks Sept 10 Wavendon The Stables www.stables.org
London Sept 17 Hammersmith Nells www.nells.co.uk
Yorks Sept 18 Bradford Cathedral www.bradfordcathedral.org
Co. Durham Sept 19 Stanhope Northern Kin Festival www.northernkinfestival.co.uk
Notts. Sept 24 Lowdham Warthogs www.warthogpromotions.com
Sussex Sep 25 Shoreham Ropetackle Arts www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk
W. Midlands Sept 26 Bilston The Robin www.therobin.co.uk
Mid Glam. Oct 16 Porthcawl Grand Pavilion www.grandpavilion.co.uk
Lincs Nov 28 Skegness The Great British Folk Festival www.bigweekends.com
Northumberland Dec 18 Newcastle City Hall www.academymusicgroup.com
MORE DATES INFORMATION AT www.lindisfarne.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).