My Guide to Corbridge Festival

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Summer is coming which means one thing, Corbridge Festival is returning to the famous field on the on 8th July.

The Corbridge Festival is a mid-summer music  family friendly festival. It has an amazing music line up and magical atmosphere. It is a hidden gem in the North East and is bound to be talk of the Tyne.

With people like Craig Charles, Cast, Lucy Sparaggan, Keston Cobblers Club and The Baghdaddies are some of the bands coming to the festival.

This will be my 5th time going to the festival and I’d like to think of myself as a bit of an expert when it comes to making the most of your time there.

So if this is your first time going, check out my useful hints and tips.

What to Wear

Like any other event, you never know what the weather will bring so you have to be prepared for all weather. When it comes to Corbridge Festival you have to think Practical/Comfy and Stylish.

Maybe go for a Summer Dress with leggings- that way if you get too hot or too cold you can take them off- plus who does not love the dress and wellies look?

Personally for me, I like to wear harem pants or jazzy pants as I call them with a cute tee or a vest top (I go for a short sleeve top)  I feel more comfortable wearing layers as it means I can just de layer when the weather gets a little hot. To be honest anything goes when it comes to fashion at Corbridge Festival.

Now when it comes to the footwear, the festival is all on a grassy rugby pitch so it will get muddy. Think old trainers, crocs (yes you can rock out with your crock out at Corbridge Festival)  sandals and of course the festival classic- wellies 🙂 You don’t need to worry about how muddy they get- you can wash them later and they come in any colour and patterns these days that they will look good with any outfit.

Oh and another thing- bring a pac a mac- whether it is one of those ponchos that you can buy at the festival or you bring your floral one (like I do) make sure you have one. One of the years I was there, it tipped it down and I looked like a drowned rat at the end of the festival.

Items to Bring

The Corbridge Festival have some great food stalls, literally there is something for everyone- you can never go hungry. But I like to bring a few nibbles with me, I take my 1litre bobble bottle and some fruit and some salad bits that I can add with whatever food I decide to try.

Along with food, I would definitely advise bringing hat, sunglasses and sun cream- just in case we have another heatwave- you want to stay safe under the sun.  Not all of the bands will be lively/ get up and dance so I always take a camping chair, that is the first thing I do when I get there. I set up the camping chairs at our usually spot. As sometimes during the festival I will just want to sit down and relax and enjoy the music.

Also- remember your tickets, money and mobile phone 🙂

When You Get There

Grab a programme and then start planning who you will see, there are usually 2 or 3 stages with artists performing on them throughout the day. I like to start out at the main stage to get that festival feeling and then I head over to the acoustic stage or the dragonfly stage as I think it is now called and then I simply alternate from the stages depending on who is on and when etc.

And luckily the venues are no long walks between each other so there is no hassle to get there.


Have Fun

And at the end of the day it is all about having fun and enjoying the music.


For more information about the festival click here


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