Lindisfarne Story Band Run For Blyth Live Festival

Issue 98

Blyth Town Council is thrilled to announce that The Lindisfarne Story Band, featuring the original Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw and vocalist, guitarist Billy Mitchell, will be headlining the much-anticipated Blyth Live Music Festival this year.

Known for their soulful performances and timeless hits, Lindisfarne were originally formed in 1968 and have since become part of North East folklore with Britain’s biggest selling album of 1972 – Fog on the Tyne and the legendary Newcastle City Hall Christmas Concerts.

The Lindisfarne Story Band promises to bring these captivating musical experiences to the heart of Blyth. With Billy Mitchell leading the ensemble, attendees can expect an unforgettable journey through the iconic sounds that defined an era. Hits such as Run for Home, Lady Eleanor, Meet me on the Corner and the classic Fog on the Tyne will fill the Mermaid car park area bringing back memories to those who were part of the bands journey in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Mayor Warren Taylor expressed his excitement about the festival and the choice of headliners, stating, “We are absolutely delighted to have The Lindisfarne Story Band headlining the Blyth Live Music Festival this year. Their music has a special place in the hearts of many, and having Ray Laidlaw, the original Lindisfarne drummer and vocalist guitarist Billy Mitchell on stage adds an extra layer of authenticity to the experience.”

He continued, “The Blyth Live Music Festival has always been a celebration of our community’s love for music and the arts. This year, with The Lindisfarne Story Band at the forefront, we anticipate an event that will resonate with both long-time fans and new audiences alike. It’s a fantastic opportunity for our town to come together, enjoy great music, sing their hearts out and create lasting memories. We’re all proud to be from the North East and I’m sure everyone will join in with “Fog on the Tyne”. It’ll be an excellent event.”

The Blyth Live Music Festival is set to take place on Saturday 15th June at Blyth’s Mermaid Car Park. There will also be community and craft stalls, food concessions, street theatre and a fun fair. More acts will be announced soon.

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