Gates open to the music arena on Friday 28th June at 4pm. Campers have access to the campsite from 10am. Gates open to the music arena on Saturday 29th June at 12 noon. Campers have access to the campsite from 9am.
To make the most of the weekend, purchase a weekend camping ticket (Friday & Saturday) for each tent or 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 music arena.
All Concessions (10 - 16yrs) must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years). All under 18's are to be accompanied by an adult within the capsite.
The festival closes on Saturday at 11pm. Campers are asked to be off site by 12 noon on Sunday 30th June.
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!
Corbridge Festival is a family-friendly event, which means there’ll be a lot of children staying in our camping area. Although we do our best to separate family/quiet camping, that can’t always happen. So please keep noise levels to a minimum after dark and be mindful of nearby campers.
When arriving at the festival by car, you can use the official festival parking field. Our 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.
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
Directions can be found here: Tynedale Park, Corbridge
From Corbrige Village:
Drive over the bridge and take the first left onto the B6529 towards the train station, take the left (slip road) shortly after pass you will pass the Dyvels Inn and at the end of the road you'll see The Valley (Indian Restaurant) take a left into the Rugby Club.
From Riding Mill:
Drive on the B6529 until you take a right (just after the train station (below). If you are pulling a caravan, do not attempt to take a right at this point (it is too tight). Drive straight on and drive around the roundabout.
Once you leave the A69, there will be signs directing you to the Rugby Club.
There are plenty of buses coming into Corbridge every day, from all over the North East. Plan your journey with Go North East . We can't wait to welcome you to our (not so) sleepy village. https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/journeyplanner/
Tynedale Park is right next to Cobridge Train Station. Trains run regularly from Newcastle to Corbridge and Hexham to Corbridge. If you can, please use public transport to come to the festival.
Great news! Northern have increased there train service in the Tyne Valley so the last train going back to Newcastle on Friday is 23.46 and on Saturday 23.30. No more leaving 5mins before the end of the headline act to catch the last train home; In fact you'll be able to stick around a bit longer.
Check for yourself here:
Please bring your own chairs as we do not provide seating and it's a long day to stand. At around 6pm, however, be prepared to move seating back or put it away, as most people will be standing or dancing.
The bottom line - Corbridge Festival has been putting on a show for 9 years. Production costs have increased year on year as we're constantly trying to add more cultural variety to the programme and book bigger names for the line-up. We're mindful of not wanting to make the festival too commercial but financial margins are tight and we need to make up the shortfall (between ticket sale and production costs) through other channels. Food and drink sales are therefore critical to our success. We ask you not to bring food and drink (strictly no alcohol) into the music arena for this reason. We need the festival to cover its costs. It would be impossible to continue with our lovely little independent event if this does not happen.
We thank you all for supporting the event by buying a ticket and we ask you further to continue doing so by spending at the festival with our lovely hand picked local independant traders, rather than en route to the festival at the big fat supermarkets, where you may be able to buy a sixpack for a fiver or a sandwich for a quid, but you won't be contributing to realising a dream, supporting small independant businesses or helping to sustain the future of something beatiful.
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.
Concession Tickets for disabled and carers.
Concession tickets are available for disabled people and carers. Each individual will require a concession ticket.
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. There is also a disabled toilet next to the Dragonfly Tent (located behind the clubhouse)
If you have particular needs please contact us in advance and we will do our best to help.
Dogs are welcome at Corbridge Festival but please be aware that the festival is busy and the music can be loud. Only bring your dog if you know that he/she does not get distressed in these conditions. We ask that you keep your dog on a lead at all times (even in the campsite) and pick up after them.
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 27th June and clear up on Sunday 30th June and you'll get to enjoy the Friday and Saturday at the festival. If interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apparently Corbridge bridge has a weight restriction. Please try and avoid driving over the bridge en-route to the festival, if you are towing a caravan.
Alternate routes take you through Riding Mill or drive to Hexham and come back to Corbridge using the Corbridge Road.
Corbridge is a jewel in the crown of Northumberland, lying just off the A69, about 18 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne. Built from the Roman town of Corstopitum, its rich history can still be seen in sites like its Roman fort remains, Hadrian’s Wall and its beautiful 17th century stone bridge. Its picturesque high street is filled with small shops and independent boutiques, while the idyllic landscape that surrounds it is perfect for country strolls. It often hosts renowned events and festivals like The Corbridge Steam Fair and Vintage Rally, Tynedale Beer and Cider Festival and of course, our very own Corbridge Festival.
About the charity
Dragonfly Cancer Trust supports young cancer patients with very limited time helping families and young couples create precious and lasting memories together. The charity provides Cash Gifts and organises Dragonfly Dreams for children and young people up to the age of 24 years old throughout the UK.
Together we can help children and young people leave their footprint on the world.
Northumbrian Water is delighted to support this year’s festival and will be there with their water bar to keep you topped up with great tasting tap water. Their team will be there throughout the festival to show you how to get involved in the Refill Revolution and talk about any queries you may have about your water and wastewater services.
We'll supply the water - You supply the cup! Please bring an empty cup/bottle with you on site and you can fill it up at the Northumbrian Water bar.
We would love for you to bring a re-usable bottle/cup onto site, however, it must be empty. You'll be able to fill it up once you're on site.
Grass Roots UK was established in 1994 and since then has delivered a variety of sports and activity courses to thousands of children throughout the North East.
Grass Roots are best known for their Sports & Activity Weeks run during the Easter and Summer holidays and have always represented value for money with a typical 25 hour Sports Week costing around £40. The Sports Weeks include a blend of traditional games and fun based activities which include crash mat tournaments, tug o' war competitions and our flagship water games.
Providing regular quality PE sessions to primary schools within our region. Helping cover PPA, provide CPD for staff and more generally raise the profile of sport and the importance of regular activity within their school.
The company was founded by Keith Morris a PE teacher of 19 years who continues to lead many of our courses, from gymnastic clubs to fell walking in the Lake District. Many of our staff have a teaching background.
Grass Roots endeavours to provide courses which will help foster a positive attitude to sport and a lifelong committment to activity.