North east music legends set for return to their home town for Christmas


North East legends Lindisfarne are coming ‘home’ for Christmas with a festive show at Newcastle City Hall.

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.

It is 39 years since the band first held its own Christmas show at the venue.

The Lindisfarne Christmas Show has become a legendary North-East tradition.

This year is expected to be extra poignant after the sad news that founder member Si Cowe had died in his adopted home in Toronto, Canada.

It is also twenty years next month since original frontman and singer songwriter Alan Hull passed away.

Rod Clements said: “I was delighted to return to the band this year and looking back, we have enjoyed some fantastic performances and a wonderful reception wherever we have played. We have a first class line-up of musicians on-board and the emphasis is all about the music.

“Of course the City Hall show will be a bit of an emotional one for the band after losing our friend and former bandmate Si. We’ll make sure it will be a celebration to remember.”

The news of the band returning in December comes as the venue’s future is secured through an imminent new deal between the city council and leisure company Fusion Lifestyle along with the Theatre Royal Trust.

Tickets are available by telephone from the Newcastle City Hall Box Office on 0191 277 8030, or online at