Corbridge Festival Returns to Northumberland for Its 5th Year

Published: Tuesday 28th Jun 2016

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

What Is The Festival?

The Corbridge Festival is a magical summer festival, tailor made to entertain the whole family. It is in a picturesque location, it has an amazing musical line up and a phenomenal atmosphere. This hidden gem of the North East could be the highlight of your summer.

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Corbridge Festival is about more than just the music. It’s an event in the country, where you can lose yourself in the atmosphere, walk among theatrical characters, and watch professor Pumpernickel make science fun, visit the Kids Zone, participate in craft activities or simply browse some fascinating stalls.

For those who wish to visit the Corbridge Festival, here is everything you need to know about this year’s event.

When And Where Is The Festival?

The popular Corbridge Festival takes place on Saturday 9th July 2016. It will be happening in the grounds of Tynedale Rugby Club, Corbridge, Northumberland.

The Festival starts at 12pm and closes at 10:30pm.

Who Is Headlining and Performing At the Festival?

Liverpool Rock band ‘The Coral’ will be headlining the festival and they will be joined on stage by a fantastic line –up of local and national artists.

Steffen Peddie will be compering the Main Stage in his hilarious and upbeat way. Joining Steffen and The Coral will be American hip-hop recording artist Grandmaster Flash; front man of Indie Rock band The Bluetones, Mark Morris; ex frontman of 2-Tone/Ska band The Specials, and Neville Staple will also perform.

Other artists include Sunderland Indie rock band Frankie and the Heartstrings, Britain’s answer to the Beastie Boys, Too Many T’s and local bluegrass/rock and roll band Bessie and the Zince Buckets.

What Other Activities Will There Be At the Festival?

There is something for everyone at the Corbridge Festival. There is a fantastic mix of music, lots of children’s activities, the best festival caterers with a huge choice of tasty delights and bars a plenty. Then there is a wide range of arts and craft stalls, roaming entertainers, a fairground and inflatables. There is also a beautiful campsite for those who wish to stay for the weekend, although there are luxury holiday cottages located throughout the county as a fantastic alternative.

Where Can You Get Tickets For The Festival?

Tickets are £30 for adults, £16 for 10 to 16 year olds and concessions, and under 10s go free. Every individual over 10 years of age requires a festival ticket for entry to the event.

Tickets are available at and are also available to purchase at Corbridge, Hexham, Morpeth and South Shields Tourist Information Centres. Tickets are exchanged for a wristband at the entrance tent on the day.

Visitors are encouraged to travel to the Corbridge Festival by using public transport where possible. However, if travelling by car there will be a car park on an official festival parking field. This is to be utilised properly and there will be helpful and friendly stewards to direct visitors on arrival to a parking space.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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