5 music festivals in the North East to attend this summer

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Many of the festivals will celebrate the North East music scene.

Music festivals are a great way to spend the summer, and there are many to attend across the UK.

However, there are also many to attend in the North East that celebrate talent from the area, as well as bringing established acts to the region - with ticket prices that won’t break the bank.

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Here are five music festivals in the North East you need to attend this summer.

Lindisfarne Festival

Lindisfarne Festival is a music and arts festival that will take place over a weekend at the end of August on the Northumberland coast. The festival, which has been held since 2015, will return to Beal Farm which overlooks Holy Island from August 31 until September 3. Confirmed acts include legendary Scottish rock band Primal Scream. Tickets can be purchased here, with monthly payment plans available.

Generator Live

Generator Live is a festival celebrating up and coming North East talent. The festival has been held under the name Generator Live since last year but it has actually been going for the past 20 years under different names, originally as Evolution Emerging. The line-up for 2023 is yet to be announced, and hopeful performers can apply for a place now. The event will take place in September in Newcastle. Tickets can be purchased here. 

This Is Tomorrow

This Is Tomorrow takes place at Exhibition Park in Newcastle, on Friday May 26. The line-up is yet to be announced and tickets are yet to be on sale. The organisers have previously held special versions of their festivals for NHS key workers. In previous years, This Is Tomorrow has had the likes of Sam Fender perform.

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Lost Minds

Lost Minds will be returning to Newcastle’s Leazes Park for the second year in a row. The festival, which focuses on EDM, trance and hardstyle music has three stages, VIP section, a festival village and an afterparty. The line-up consists of big names such as Ben Nicky. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29 (not in summer, forgive us), with ticket prices currently at £52.55. For more information and tickets, please visit here.

There are many North East festivals being held this summer.There are many North East festivals being held this summer.
There are many North East festivals being held this summer. | Monkey Business - stock.adobe.co

Coastella

Coastella is a festival celebrating North East talent, being held in Tynemouth at the end of June and start of July. Headlining the festival are North East-based band The Futureheads, with up and coming local talent also performing. Tickets are priced at £30 for Friday or £80 for a weekend pass. To purchase a Friday ticket please visit here, and to purchase a weekend pass, please visit here.

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