It's one of the top summer events in the Tynedale social calendar, and it's back with a bang to its usual spot this June.
The Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival returns to Corbridge from Friday June 17 - 19, after last year's event took place in September, following a year online. With the festival in its 21st year and attracting around 5,000 people, it's one of the most popular annual events in the Tyne Valley.
But it's not just about beer and cider. There'll also be music, street food and camping for the three-day festival, which is why we've put together a guide of everything you need to know if you're planning to go.
Read more: Tynedale Beer Festival returns to usual summer date for first time since 2019
When is the festival on?
The festival runs across three days from Friday June 17 - Sunday June 19. On Friday, the festival is open from 2pm - 11pm; Saturday, 12pm - 11pm; and Sunday, 12pm - 7.30pm.
What's on at the Tynedale Beer Festival?
As well as more than 120 different types of beer, there's a programme of events for visitors to drink along to including live music and a magician for the kids. This year's "Big Gig" will see seven young local musicians and bands take to the stage on the Saturday, battling it out for the chance to open the festival on Sunday afternoon.
The bands playing at the Tynedale Beer Festival are as follows:
- Mr Bad Bob Bates
- The Byker Hillbillies
- The Ritchie Bee Band
- Blistered Molly
- Tyne Valley Big Band
- Big Red and the Grinners
- The Pretty Weeds
- Marty Craggs and the Little Band Jam
- Soul Street
- The Revolutionaires
- The Big Gig showcase
There is also a 'street food village', with some of the businesses confirmed including Fire and Dough Pizzas, Meat Stack, Redheads Mac'n'Cheese and Goodtimes Tacos.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are on sale online and prices vary depending on which day and how long you want to visit. The cheapest ticketfor festival admission only is £8.50 on Sunday, while it's £15.10 on Friday and £16.75 on Saturday. Weekend festival tickets are £31.60 - all ticket prices listed above include a booking fee.
For more information, visit the festival ticket page.
How do I get there?
Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival takes place at Tynedale Park, the home of Tynedale Rugby Club, on Station Road in Corbridge, Northumberland. Here's how to get there.
Travel by train
Corbridge Railway Station is right next to the rugby ground, meaning the train is a popular way to travel to the beer festival. There are regular services along the Tyne Valley Line between Newcastle Central Station and Carlisle.
There will be later trains leaving Corbridge station in both directions on both Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information on train timetables, click here.
Travel by bus
The 685 connects Carlisle and Newcastle and stops at the roundabout on the south side of the river, just a short walk from the beer festival. The number 10 connecting Hexham and Newcastle also stops at the end of Station Road.
Travel by car
If you're using a satnav or Google Maps, NE45 5AY is the postcode you need to know. The site is on the south of the River Tyne on the B6529. There is free parking on site and guests can leave their cars overnight and collect the following day.
There is also a public car park south of the bridge in Corbridge, though that is likely to be full quite early on.
What if the weather's bad?
Organisers and visitors will be hoping for a bright, sunny summer weekend (or at least a dry one) for the festival. However, with the British weather not to be trusted at any point in the year, steps have been taken to make it as comfortable as possible.
Most parts of the festival are undercover, including the main marquee, bands, bars and street food village.
Are families welcome?
Children are welcome at the Tynedale Beer Festival on the Saturday and Sunday and there is entertainment and events planned for families. However, Friday is for adults only, while children under 18 will not be permitted into the main marquee after 6pm on Saturday.
Dogs are welcome too, but organisers ask that they are kept on leads.
Where can I stay?
Camping is available for tents, camper vans and caravans with facilities available and prices start at £7 per person per night. Read more information on Tynedale Beer Festival's camping page.
For those travelling further afield, there are hotels and Airbnbs available in Corbridge, where the festival is located; and Hexham and Newcastle. If you can find anything you like, you could also look at other villages on the Tyne Valley line such as Wylam and Stocksfield.
For more information on the Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, visit its website here.
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