Attractions for all the family to enjoy

We’re super excited for you all to see what we have in store for your little nippers this year!  

The Festival has all the usual crazy capers for the little nippers, including a circus with acrobatic and trapeze acts, jugglers and magical stunts performing throughout the day. New walkabout characters will meander through the crowd and mingle with the masses, so be warned, they’ll have you giggling like a schoolgirl. Punch n Judy have decided to join us again! obviously we’re still nervous about their tempestuous relationship getting out of hand, but hey ho, couples in love!

All the other stuff from years gone by and a whole lot of new stuff will be on site too; you can take your seat on the waltzer, walk on water! or win a prize catching a little ducky. The kids zone tent will play host to a number of music and crafty workshops, where the kids (of all ages!) can join in and learn a new skill (like playing a ukulele or the African drums) or simply make cool things. 

We’ll also see the return of the very popular Professor Pumpernickel who’ll educate your little darlings about the wonders of Science - in other words, he’ll be making a mess, exploding stuff and doing some mind-bending magic! 

Corbridge festival drinks

Here at Corbridge Festival we like to think we know how to make a party go with a swing.  Great music, great company, and, of course, great beer.  To that end, we’ve laid on some fantastic booze offerings - something for everyone.  Except the kids.  

 

Corbridge Festival wouldn't be the same without our wonderfully quirky performers roaming amongst our festival goers. 

This year we will be joined by....

Les Busketeers  Vive La France!

Les Busketeers avec flashy pants and flashing blades lay siege to your city or ville. Arsos and Demestos sing and dance their way into the hearts of every woman in the land. Distributing roses from their musical sedan chair, they romp along Rue de Remarks with songs, skills, swords and very cheesy jokes. Formidable!

We understand that some people go to festivals just to sample the food. Which is why we offer a huge selection of streeet vendors representing cuisine from around the World.

This years selection of includes:

  • Middle Eastern
  • Mexican
  • Polish
  • American
  • Greek
  • French
  • Italian
  • Indian

...and not forgetting our very own fish and chips!

We also offer vegan and plenty of sweet things. 

Uke Workshop will be held in the Dragonfly tent (behind the clubhouse) on Saturday at 11am (for campers).
 
Ian Brown's renowned uke workshops are coming to Corbridge this year so be ready to sing, have fun and surprise yourself.
  
This workshop is suitable for total beginners (aged 8 – 80+) and those who have made a start but cannot join chords together. (8-12 year olds should bring an adult with them) 
 
If you have your own ukulele please bring it along, but it's not necessary as we can supply a uke to a limited number. 
 
Many of Ian's students have moved on to become part of and even starting ukulele groups as a result of taking the first step at music festivals. 

Ian's workshop will take place on Saturday 8th July at 11am in the Dragonfly tent and later there will be an opportunity to show off what you've learned to the public! It's amazing how much you can learn in an hour!

 

Astral Circus brings to your faces a great big smile! Circus skills are all neatly wrapped up into wonderful acrobatic and magical shows.

You can find them in the red and yellow stripey tent, throughout Saturday. 

Astral Circus

Unleash your inner musician!!

Come down to the Academy of Music and Sound tent in conjunction with JG Windows and discover the music in you.

There will be tutors at hand and workshops available on various instruments for beginners. Starter packs will be available to buy and order from JG windows and tuition available from The Academy of Music and Sound. Later in the evening you can hear the very best in young new talent from the North East.  

Taking place on Saturday 8th July from 12.00 until 3pm in the AMS tent. 

AMS Gateshead    JG Windows

All the fun of the fair...

 

If you like fire, explosions, loads of mess and mind bending magic, you'll love Professor Pumpernickel!
 
Professor Pumpernickel can be found around the kid's zone tent, performing throughout Saturday.
 
Science made fun!

When Nature Calls

Although we do have a number of 'portaloos' around the site we also offer the luxury of flushing toilets. 

New to 2019 is the award winning family rave, Big Fish Little Fish. Where top DJ’s play rave club classics and parents demonstrate to their offspring, the art of acid house dancing (may involve glow sticks!).

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