New music festival hits right notes in Corbridge

A NEW music festival launches in Northumberland this week – with a plethora of local talent.

A NEW music festival launches in Northumberland this week – with a plethora of local talent.

The first Corbridge Music Festival goes ahead on Saturday at Tynedale Rugby Club.

Organisers say it will more than rival bigger festivals around the country.

Buckinghamshire-born singer-songwriter John Otway heads the bill, with local talent giving strong support.

Glasto newcomers Vinyl Jacket, from Wylam, Newcastle band Athletes in Paris, Tom Mitchell, son of Lindisfarne legend Billy, and 2010 Britain’s Got Talent finalist Georgia Overton are among the 20-plus acts on the day.

There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied, too, with circus acts, story-tellers, a climbing wall and a fairground.

And for the thirsty adults, there’s a beer tent along with local food.

The gates open at midday with the music starting at 1pm and lasting until 11pm.

Adult tickets cost £16, it’s £8 for 10-to-18-year-olds, and under-10s get in free. Tickets can be bought from Corbridge and Hexham Tourist Information Centres.

Full details are available on www.corbridge-festival.co.uk

 
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