One of a kind Holy Island gig invites people to maroon themselves on island for unforgettable evening

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Concert-goers will head over to Holy Island and enjoy the music whilst the tide shuts them off from the mainland.

A North Shields band is set to perform a one of a kind gig on Holy Island in Northumberland this year which will maroon attendees at the show.

Local lads Hector Gannet have drawn comparisons with fellow North Shields star Sam Fender for their lyrics that champion the North East and will perform at the concert alongside Kathryn Williams. Hector Gannet are also known for their tracks with environmentally-minded messages, some of which touch on the history of the Holy Island.

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The line-up also consists of Ruth Lyon, Nev Clay, Ceitidh Mac, The Early Purple, Leo Bargery (formerly of Mount Doubt), and there will be spoken word/poetry with artist and poet Paul Summers.

The event is billed as Pilgrimage to the Islands and sees attendees head to the Holy Island, become stranded at high tide to enjoy the music and then head back to the homeland once the tide ebbs a few hours later.

Holy Island is a popular site for day-trippers (Image: Adobe Stock)Holy Island is a popular site for day-trippers (Image: Adobe Stock)
Holy Island is a popular site for day-trippers (Image: Adobe Stock) | Helen Hotson -

Holy Island is a tidal island off the Northumberland coast which has a recorded history since the 6th century. The island has a population of 180 and is accessed by a tidal causeway. It’s hugely popular for tourist day-tripped and bird watchers as Holy Island is is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The event starts in the Holy Island village hall at 2 pm on February 25 and concert-goers can access the island from 9:20 am to 4:15 pm. Safe crossing back to the mainland is then from 10 pm.

Tickets for the event are £25 per person.

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