Not being able to hold the festival this year is a huge blow for all of our festival fans (some of you have been coming for YEARS), the organising committee, all the breweries, musicians and food vendors involved and of course to all the good causes that we support each year.
BUT! We might have come up with something special for you all, a way for us all to have fun, feel good and DO good.
For two nights during the time when we would normally have been gathering down at Tynedale Park, we will bring you, live on Facebook a festival! Of sorts! We are working hard with some of the musicians that were to perform at the festival and Steve Keys our compere for the event, to pull together two evenings of entertainment! Our festival ‘at home’ will run between 7-10pm on Friday 19 & Saturday 20 June, on Facebook.
We will also be letting you know how to get yourself stocked up with great beers from the local breweries who would have been at the festival, many of who are still brewing and letting you know what our street food friends are up to too.
As you may already know, each year our profits are donated to a number of local charities and to Tynedale Rugby Club (see bottom of this page). So that we can support all of these worthy causes we will be providing the opportunity for you to make a donation, should you wish to do so.
Keep up to date with developments via our Facebook page
from the Festival at Home Team.
It will come as no surprise that sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the organising committee has decided that it will not be possible to hold the festival this year. It is being postponed for 2020 and will now take place from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th June 2021.
Whilst we are all so disappointed to have to make this announcement, we see no alternative under the circumstances as our first priority must be for the welfare and safety of our visitors and all the volunteers that work so hard on the event.
Our aim for 2021 will be to deliver the festival that was planned for this year, so subject to availability, we will have the same bands and street food caterers as advertised, as well as the fantastic range of beers, ciders and other refreshments.
If you have already purchased a ticket, our ticketing company, Skiddle, will be emailing you with further information. We will also be contacting all of our sponsors, suppliers and volunteers by email to update them on the situation.
We are already looking forward to welcoming you to a great celebration festival in June 2021. Until them, stay safe and stay happy! Please keep following us on Twitter, Facebook or our website, for more festival fun!
The Festival Team
The Festival Team
13 May 2020
Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival is one of the North East’s biggest beer and cider festivals, and probably the best! An annual event, it takes place at Tynedale Park in Corbridge, the home of Tynedale Rugby Football Club. Over three days in June we bring you the best beers and ciders that the region and the UK have to offer, along with great wine, a gin and rum bar, delicious street food and live music. The festival is organised by Tynedale Lions Club and Tynedale Rugby Football Club. Its purpose is to raise money for good causes.
Festival opening times
Thursday 6pm – 11pm, Friday 1pm – 11pm, Saturday Noon – 11pm. NEW Sunday 1pm – 7:30pm
What’s new for 2020?
- We have extended our opening hours and you can now take a half day and join us from 1pm on the Friday! What a way to start the weekend. We have also added a Father’s Day special on the Sunday afternoon.
- There will be some great new bands providing the entertainment, as well as some returning from previous years. Have a look at some videos from last year. Click this link.
- We are also having an extra day on the Sunday (21st) – Details on the Entertainment page.
- Our Street Food stalls were a big hit last year and we will have plenty of them for 2020.
- We are pleased to welcome back Dark Sky Glamping. Click this link for more information.
- Following the success of the men’s rugby 7’s, we are pleased to announce that we are planning a Ladies Touch Rugby Tournament for the Friday evening. More details in due course.
- As a reminder of the great time we had in 2019, click on this link to see photographs from the festival and some of the music we enjoyed.
7’s Rugby competitionWe had a great afternoon 0f Rugby 7’s at our 2019 festival. Matt Fieldhouse is organising it again for 2020 and we hope to have at least 12 teams. So you can come along on the Saturday afternoon and enjoy some great beers and also watch some fast and exciting 7’s rugby. The competition is in aid of the Stay Strong Stu charities.
We would like to thank Northumberland Fire & Rescue service for their assistance and advice enabling us to ensure we adhere to safe practise.