Lindisfarne fans have the rare chance to see the band play an intimate charity gig as they warm up for their legendary Newcastle City Hall Christmas shows.

The Tyneside folk rockers will perform a special live set at The Cluny venue in Newcastle in aid of the Future Fund, which is the band’s chosen charity, on Tuesday December 12. The Future Fund backs world-leading and ground-breaking research into children’s cancers at Newcastle University.

Lindisfarne back their chosen charity through their live Christmas shows at Newcastle City Hall – which this year are being held on December 22 and 23 – but this one off charity gig at The Cluny will give fans the unique chance to see the band play a more intimate set.

Busy year

The gigs will bring to a close a busy year for Lindisfarne which has seen the band criss cross their way across the UK, playing festival dates and to packed houses.

The band is now fronted by founding member and songwriter Rod Clements alongside Lindisfarne stalwarts Charlie Harcourt, Dave Hull-Denholm, Ian Thomson, Steve Daggett and former Roxy Music drummer Paul Thompson.

The warm-up gig at The Cluny promises a few musical surprises in store for those lucky enough to get a ticket for the performance, dubbed Lindisfarne – Up Close and Seasonal. The charity gig will be the perfect festive treat for anyone heading to the City Hall Christmas dates later in the month on Friday 22nd December and Saturday 23rd December.

Changing Lives

Rod Clements said: “All the proceeds are going towards the Future Fund which helps finance some truly stunning work at Newcastle University which is changing lives.

“The gig is also a perfect opportunity for us to road test some different material from the Lindisfarne back catalogue in advance of our return to the City Hall.”

Tickets for the Cluny performance have just gone on sale and some tickets are still available for the City Hall shows which can be bought via