Corbridge Festival : Fun Lovin' Criminals, Reef, The Futureheads, Ben Ottewell, Panjabi MC, The Baghdaddies, Only The Poets, Spinn, Martha Hill, The Cornshed Sisters & more
"An irresistible open-air music festival, tailor made and lovingly crafted for the whole family.
With over 40 bands performing across 3 stages, showcasing a sophisticated mix of national treasures, guilty pleasures great emerging talent and a spattering of true legends.
With kids zone, circus tent, cabaret & workshops, science shows and a feast of top notch performers, this hidden gem of the North East is destined to be the highlight of your Summer!
For more information visit: corbridge-festival.co.uk/"
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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
From the band's eponymous 'redneck hip-hop song', to the chilled vibes of Love Unlimited, this New York trio have been rollin' their own unique blend of rap, blues and rock since 1993. The addition of some tongue-in-cheek gangsta humour from frontman Huey ensures that FLC's live shows are just as memorable as their music.
Fun Lovin' Criminals tour dates
West Country rockers fronted by Gary Stringer who first found fame in the mid '90s, thanks to their song 'Naked' being used in a Sony Minidisc commercial. Perhaps best known for their '96 top ten hit 'Place Your Hands', which was adopted by Chris Evans and is still played in indie and rock clubs across the country today, along with chart-topping second album 'Glow'.
Reef tour dates
Sunderland-based playing guitar-led post punk in the style of Wire with a twist of XTC. There's four of them in the band and they all sing; not harmony or unison - but all different tunes at once that somehow intertwine. Punk opera, perhaps?
After a hiatus following their 2012 a cappella album 'Rant', the boys announced their return in 2019 with new material along with a promise of playing their classics including 'Decent Days And Nights' and their UK top 10 cover of Kate Bush's 'Hounds Of Love'.
The Futureheads tour dates
As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared, "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell". And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, "[his] voice is not of this world."
Ottewell released his first solo album Shapes & Shadows (ATO) in 2011, Since then, Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of successful solo tours across the UK, US and Australia.
Ben Ottewell tour dates
Panjabi MC is one of the first UK Bhangra artists to breakthrough into the mainstream charts, putting Bhangra on the map.
Panjabi MC tour dates
The Baghdaddies pump out an eclectic fusion of rhythms and melodies plucked from around the world that are guaranteed to raise your spirits! Festival favourites, The Baghdaddies play Balkan gypsy with Middle Eastern flavours, shades of klezmer and tango, jazz and reggae plus a touch of ska - all laced with funky dance grooves. 'One of the most danceable bands on this or any other planet' (Trades Club, Hebden Bridge).
The Baghdaddies tour dates
Only The Poets are an indie-rock quartet based in Reading and London, who have graced the stage on BBC Introducing and have supported bands like Coasts,
Only The Poets tour dates
Spinn are a four-piece from Liverpool who create their own kind of jangly guitar pop. They are made up of lead singer and guitarist Jonathon Quinn, lead guitarist and keyboard player Andy Power, bassist and backing vocalist Sean McLachlan and drummer George Whitehead.
"The band refer to themselves as the connoisseurs of Jangly Dream Pop and it's now apparent that we are graciously in awe of their haircuts and euphonious sound" - Purple Revolver
Spinn tour dates
Martha Hill is a Newcastle based singer/songwriter from Scotland who fuses elements of folk, blues, pop and reggae into one big soup of rhythmic guitar and soulful vocals.
Martha Hill tour dates
All female folk collective from Tyne and Wear combining guitars, ukelele and vocal harmonies.
The Cornshed Sisters tour dates
Young Hip-Hop artist from North East England. She takes strong inspiration from her influences Chance The Rapper and Childish Gambino and she incorporates their fun and interactive performance style into her own.
Kay Greyson tour dates
Bloxed Beats are a trio of beatboxers best known for their remarkable covers of chart topping tracks and can count Dizzee Rascal, Kiesza, and Jamie Cullum amongst their numerous celebrity fans. They’ve wowed audiences at festivals across the country and are a real treat for those who’re into beatboxing.
Bloxed Beats tour dates
Saytr Play are an exciting and innovative band from Manchester with a unique brand of indie songs with influences of rock, rap and folk music. Led by wild and captivating front-man Fred Farrell, Saytr Play are known for delivering an astonishing live show. They have been compared to bands like Cage The Elephant, Iggy & The Stooges, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend and Blur.
Saytr Play tour dates
Twist Helix are a British/Spanish electronic alt-pop group.
"This three piece band produce thought-provoking female fronted electropop that is so engaging that we fell in love with as soon as heard it" – Electronic North, UK
"Dramatic verses... massive choruses... euphoric sound" - Born Music, UK
"A sound and stage presence that many acclaimed artists would love to have"
"Something that is epic, huge sounding and has a lot going on. This is seriously good"
Local Sound Focus, UK
Twist Helix tour dates
If there ever was an artist that embodied the term Troubadour it’s Dan Donnelly. He has been traveling and touring since the 90s in a journey that has included gigs in over 20 countries world-wide.
Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dan started his career as singer and songwriter in critically acclaimed Belfast band Watercress and penned many of their most popular songs including Candlemaker, which reached number 1 in the Irish indie charts and Stars Shine On, which also topped the same chart. He has played with Watercress, solo and with Joy Zipper all across the globe supporting bands such as, Air, The Levellers, The Darkness, Duran Duran, Ian Dury and Turin Brakes to name but a few.
Dan Donnelly tour dates
Blistered Molly are a female fronted rock band inspired by the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith & The Kinks. They combine a mix of strong vocals, complex harmonies and instruments to take on classic rock songs and add their own rock-twist to them. They have covered songs by various rock artists including Guns ‘n’ Roses, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, The Kinks and Led Zeppelin.
Blistered Molly tour dates
Hadrian’s Union are a five piece Contemporary Folk Rock band from the debateable lands of England and Scotland. Influences include: Lindisfarne,Jethro Tull, Stackridge, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band.
Hadrian's Union tour dates
Ian is Northumberland based singer/songwriter guitarist currently resuming solo gigs having played regularly with Newcastle’s Tenth Avenue Band at festivals in England, Ireland and Germany until the summer of 2012.
He has two albums of songs, ‘Dancing with Shadows’ – produced by Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span’s Bass man) in 2001 and ‘Rough Around the Edges’ – 2008. They can probably be described as being in the contemporary folk genre.
In 2015 Ian played Maddy Prior’s Stepping Stones festival, BBC's Hadrian's Wall of Sound, Music on the Marr, Woolfest in the Lake District, Prudhoe Arts Festival, Redefest, The Alnwick International Music Festival, the Corbridge Festival, Baafest, The Allen Valleys Festival, Northern Roots and the Broadstairs folk week. At these festivals I have played, compered and delivered some very successful ukulele workshops which also led to performances.
At many of these festivals Ian did a mix of performing, workshops, workshop performances, and compering ... and in some cases his film company (Flashlight Films) produced festival videos for events!
Ian is interested in performing, running workshops and compering if required at festivals.
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Ian K Brown tour dates
With lush harmonies and all-round rich sound, Gilded Thieves are part of an emergent alternative folk, country and blues scene. Americana by way of Newcastle.
Gilded Thieves tour dates
Formerly Eden Rejects, Edge of Obsidian is a new fresh line up of talented musicians from Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland whose influences include Avenged Sevenfold and Shinedown. They have been described as sounding like the lovechild of The Pretty Reckless and Halestorm.
Edge Of Obsidian tour dates
An upbeat and playful North-easterner who has been seen across the country at top comedy clubs or performing at some of the UK’s major music festivals. With a mischievous and positive style that will get any crowd to warm to his charm.
"Genuinely rib-tickling material coupled with an effortlessly confident yet reassuringly laid-back demeanour, Mr Basnett is a compelling and welcome addition to any evening of quality stand-up" (Spotlight Comedy).
Tony Basnett tour dates