It's 40 years since the first Lindisfarne
Christmas Show at Newcastle City Hall took place, and following well over 100 wonderful nights over the years following, the Lindisfarne
Christmas Show has become a seasonal celebration and a legendary North East tradition.
Widening both Lindisfarne
and John Reid Road roundabouts and the dual carriageway in between (Leam Lane) from two to three lanes in both directions
Mead, which has its roots in medieval days when monks inhabited Holy Island, has scooped a silver medal in the prestigious US event, an accolade which comes relatively early in the company's push into the American market.
And thank you Beth, Lindisfarne
and the Proclaimers - you were all amazing."
Opening with the rousing No Time to Lose, Lindisfarne
had the Newcastle faithful eating out of the palm of their hands from the get go.
South Tyneside Council has put together a plan to upgrade the Lindisfarne
and John Reid Road roundabouts as well as the A194 Leam Lane in between.
will be one of the first live acts to take the stage there on Friday, June 3, with support from Jinski.
Then it is just a short walk with your party to Newcastle City Hall where you can enjoy the sight and sounds of Tyneside's finest Lindisfarne
as they roll out their Christmas show on Tuesday, December 22.
The Proclaimers - Scottish twins Craig and Charlie Reid - will draw on the hits from their 10 studio albums, including the mega-selling Sunshine on Leith, when they take the stage on July 17 alongside local heroes Lindisfarne
The Proclaimers, who have been entertaining audiences around the world for almost 30 years, will be appearing at Bents Park, South Shields, on July 17, alongside 70s icons Lindisfarne
The new look Lindisfarne
, fronted by founding member and songwriter Rod Clements, will play their greatest hits at the City Hall on Wednesday December 23.
More than 4,000 people flocked to Lindisfarne
last year for the first festival, which saw a sell-out crowd fill St Mary's Church to watch The Lindisfarne
Story performed by Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell.