Corbridge Festival Information

Gates open for campers on Friday 8th July at 2.00pm with bands playing in the marque from 7.00pm.  Gates open on Saturday 9th July at 9.00am for campers and 12 noon for day visitors.

To make the most of the weekend, purchase a weekend camping ticket (Friday & Saturday) for each tent/mobile (caravan/camper) and one festival ticket for each individual.

Alcohol is not permitted into the main festival arena, bags will be searched on entry into the main arena. 

The festival closes on Saturday at 10.30pm. Campers are asked to be off site by 12 noon on Sunday 9th July.

The Corbridge Festival supports Josie's Dragonfly. A locally based charity with the aim to brighten the lives of children and young people living with cancer by providing a moment of happiness when a moment is all they have. http://www.josiesdragonfly.org/

The Corbridge Festival takes place at a Rugby Club.  The surface is mainly grass .  Camping for disabled people can be arranged.  Please contact us and we will endeavour to organise this for you.

Disabled Carers Tickets
Tickets are available for carers. Please apply to info@corbridge-festival.co.uk and we will e-mail a carer ticket to you.

Disabled Parking
Disabled Car Parking can also be organised. Please contact us before the event and we will reserve a parking bay for you.  However the route to the main arena from the car park will be across grass.

If you require assistance getting from the car park to the arena, please ask one of our stewards and they will be happy to help you.

Disabled Access Toilets
Disabled toilet facilities will be provided – these will be located in the clubhouse and accessed by a ramp.

If you have particular needs please contact us in advance and we will do our best to help.

We are now accepting applications from traders for stalls at Corbridge Festival 2016.  Please complete the trader application form and send to the address on the form.

Click here to download the form.

We also have a limited number of free pitches available for people willing to run free workshops for kids. We are happy for you to sell your products provided your workshops are free and entertaining and run throughout the day. If you are interested, please send details about yourself and the proposed workshop:

Email info@corbridge-festival.co.uk or call 07811 084563

Corbridge is a jewel in the crown of Northumberland. Lying just off the A69, about 18 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, it grew from the Roman town of Corstopitum, a supply town for the troops on Hadrian’s Wall. From the beginning Corstopitum provided much of the building stones used in the construction of many of the village buildings, including the church, Vicar’s Pele and nearby castles.

In the thirteenth century Corbridge was second only to Newcastle in wealth and its citizens were heavily taxed to help pay for Edward 1′s Scottish wars and its mediaeval street plan is much the same today. The Saxon church however has trebled in size by the addition of aisles, transepts and chancel to the inner Saxon tower and naïve whilst The Vicar’s Pele illustrates the fierceness of Border warfare which burnt Corbridge to the ground several times.

The bridge at Corbridge is the oldest of the mediaeval bridges which became derelict by the 17th century, and was finally replaced in 1674. As far back as 1827 Corbridge was a place renowned for its small shops and several of the decorated fronts still survive. Today Corbridge is still known for its quaintness and unique boutique shops, soon to be for Corbridge Festival aswell! Corbridge is an ideal base to explore the beauty of Northumberland.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers willing to work at the festival.

In return you will get to experience a great music festival for free. We simply ask for a minimum of 4 hours. In particular we need people to help set up on Thursday 7th July and clear up on Sunday 10th July and you'll get to enjoy the Friday and Saturday at the festival.  If interested please email us at info@corbridge-festival.co.uk

When arriving at the festival by car, you can use the official festival parking field. On arrival our helpful, friendly stewards will direct you exactly where to go and park.

We encourage you to use public transport where possible, alternatively try and utilise car space as much as possible.

Parking is included for campers.

No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the music arena. All bags will be searched. There are a number of onsite bars serving up a huge selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. We need you to use them if there is to be a future for the Corbridge Festival.

Whilst we really do appreciate you buying a ticket and we thank you from the bottom of our exhausted hearts for your continued support, we want you to know that ticket sales do not cover the costs of putting on an event like Corbridge Festival. We rely heavily on on-site bar sales to catch up with costs. 

We really want to build something beautiful for Corbridge and we would love for it to go on for ever more but as an independent event with tight margins and huge expenses, we walk on shaky ground from one year to the next.

You can help us achieve longevity simply by not bringing your own alcohol onsite and by using the onsite bars. 
 

We hate to say it but you wouldn’t take your own drinks into the Metro Arena or the 02 Academy (or any local gig for that matter) and outdoor events have many more additional costs than indoor events (such as staging, marquees, fencing, toilets etc) so please don’t bring it into the Corbridge Festival. Give us a chance to build something good! 

Thank you

We will be searching all bags coming into the music arena. This is a security measure as well as a measure to ensure no alcohol is brought into the music arena.

Corbridge Festival is held at Tynedale Park (Rugby Club), Station Road, Corbridge, Northumberland.

If you are using a SAT NAV use the following postcode: NE45 5AY

The access road on Station Road leading from the main B6529 into Tynedale Park is currently having work carried out on it. We have been assured that this work will not effect access for those attending the festival.

Directions can be found here:   Tynedale Park, Corbridge

 

Tynedale Park is right next to Cobridge Train Station (literally 20 steps). Train-line run regular trains from Newcastle to Corbridge and Hexham to Corbridge (and return). If you can please use public transport to come to the festival. 

The last train going back to Newcastle on an evening is 10.17pm (Which is why those of you who have been to the festival in the past, may have noticed a stampede of people leaving the site just before the headline band finishes). 

Trainline

PLEASE NOTE: INDUSTRIAL ACTION (STRIKE) BY NORTHERN RAIL WORKERS IS PLANNED BETWEEN THE 8TH - 10TH JULY.  HOWEVER, WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH NORTHERN RAIL AND THEY HAVE ARRANGED A TRAIN FROM CARLISE TO NEWCASTLE TO CALL AT CORBRIDGE AT 10.27PM (22.27). 

Please click on this link to take you through to the timetable for Saturday 8th July Newcastle to Carlisle (via Corbridge) and return journey.