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Want to see some of the UK’s most legendary bands performing alongside some of the region’s best upcoming talent? Look no further than this year’s Corbridge Festival. The event, which is taking place in Tynedale Park on Saturday 11th July, is welcoming acts from the North East and beyond to play at its fifth event.

Headlining the main stage this year are iconic punk band The Undertones, whose signature track Teenage Kicks is famously cited as John Peel’s favourite song of all time. Despite having a back catalogue that includes hits like My Perfect Cousin, Here Comes The Summer and Jimmy Jimmy, though, don’t expect them to entirely fill the bill with old tunes; they’re still producing music more than thirty years after they formed and have recently released two albums.

Joining them on the main stage are The Wonder Stuff’s Miles and Erica, who alongside performing some of their own, more recently material will no doubt bring out some of the band’s signature tunes. Angie Brown, dance sensation of Bizarre Inc, also takes to the stage to perform her anthems Took My Love and I’m Gonna Get You (Baby). Other acts include The Talks, The Jar Family, Bloxed Beats, The Gatecrashers, Riverain, Charlie Dancer and many more.

Over on the acoustic stage, the increasingly popular Ourselves and Us are headlining, bringing their brand of bluesy folk to Tynedale. They’re joined by a host of regional acts including Lost In Paradise, 3 at Sea, JustSO, Kobadelta, Jinski, Amy Ridley, Silent Houses, Alex Dobson and more still to be announced.

Festival Director Cheryl Durkin said: “The aim at Corbridge is to create a line-up of music that combines iconic headliners with the best of up and coming bands from across the Region (and beyond), getting a mix of music which appeals to young and old.  This year will see our strongest line-up to date.”

Of course, the Corbridge Festival isn’t just about the music: it’s a family friendly venue that encourages the audience to immersive themselves in experience. It’s a short break in the country where you can take the kids to see Professor Pumpernickel make science magical, take part in workshops, visit the Kids Zone, participate in craft activities and browse the impressive range of stalls. There’s also a huge variety of street food vendors and drinks outlets, so if you fancy that summer Pimms then they’ve got you covered!

The Corbridge Festival takes place in Tyndale Park, Northumberland on Saturday 11th July. Tickets are on sale now.

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