Corbridge Festival 2016 Update

By: Nick Oliver | June 28, 2016

We think you’ll agree, this year’s line-up is better than ever! With a sophisticated mix of national treasures, guilty pleasures, great emerging talent and a spattering of true legends, we’ve got it all going on.


The Little Nippers

We’re super excited for you all to see what we have in store for your little nippers this year! We’ve got some great new stuff like our circus tent with cool and magical circus-themed acts taking place throughout the day.

We’ve also got new walkabout acts for 2016 who will have you giggling like a schoolgirl. Punch n Judy have finally decided to join us at Corbridge this year, although we’re slightly nervous about their tempestuous relationship getting out of hand, and we don’t want a domestic going down at the festival, but hey ho, couples in love!

All the other stuff from years gone by will be on site too; you can still take your seat on the waltzer, ride the simulator or win a prize catching a little ducky. The kids zone tent will play home 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 great things.

We’ll also see the return of the hugely talented 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!


More ale please taverner!

Northumberland is spoilt for choice when it comes to Great British Breweries and we have two of the best coming to Corbridge Festival again this year.  Hadrian & Border will be delivering their award winning ales and we’re teasing Wylam Brewery away from their snazzy new home in The Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park to serve up some of their best. Not to worry if real ale is not your tipple, we have plenty of bars offering  as much variety you could ever fancy, so if Pimms is more your style there’ll be plenty to whet your appetite before getting stuck into a feast of delights from one of our scrumptious street food vendors.


The Corbridge Festival is lovingly crafted and tailor-made for the whole family. With its picturesque location, amazing musical line-up and magical atmosphere this hidden gem on the music festival scene is bursting to be seen, so come enjoy it and let it be the highlight of your Summer!