THE first headline act for the returning Corbridge Festival has been announced.

Reef, famed for their hit Place Your Hands in the 1990s, were revealed as the headliners for the Friday evening at the music event which will be held at Tynedale Rugby Club, in Corbridge, on June 28 and 29.

It is a big announcement for the festival, organised by local resident Cheryl Durkin, which took a year out in 2018. It was the first break for the event since starting in 2011.

The three-piece, formed in Glastonbury in the early 1990s, released four studio albums before calling time as a collective after reaching 10 years together in 2003.

They reformed in 2010 and released fifth album Revelation last year.

Cheryl was excited about the announcement, claiming: “It looks like you’ll be dancing to some pretty iconic live anthems next summer because we’ve added a legendary UK band to our highly anticipated line-up.

“We’re thrilled to announce that rock icons Reef will be headlining the Friday night of our family-friendly festival.

“With three top 10 albums, nine top 40 singles, a massive global hit record and one of the most popular songs of the 1990s, the Glastonbury-born lads will be rocking our main stage with huge hits like Summer’s in Bloom, Naked and the 1996 top 10 single Place Your Hands.

“Reef have toured with the likes of Paul Weller and The Rolling Stones and are regular crowd favourites at Reading and Leeds festivals and, of course Glastonbury. Now, it’s time for them to perform their gold-selling albums to Corbridge – and we can’t wait.”

The headline act on the following evening and other acts for the festival will be revealed in the lead-up to the event, which will take place over two days for the first time this year. Tickets are available at