THE Tyne Valley’s biggest music festival is all set to return this weekend.

Corbridge Festival will bring music and merriment to many over Friday and Saturday.

There was disappointment last year when the festival took a fallow year.

However, it promises to be back with a bang this year, with the entertainment taking place over two days for the first time.

Organiser Cheryl Durkin extended the festivities in response to the desire of festival-goers to spend more time enjoying Corbridge and the surrounding area.

The main stage will be supported by the Dragonfly stage and the Northern Exposure Stage.

Organisers have booked two impressive headline acts for this year’s festivals.

On Friday night, legendary pop-rockers Reef will take to the stage, performing the likes of Summer’s in Bloom, Naked and the 1996 Top 10 single Place Your Hands.

Saturday’s headline act comes all the way from New York, with the eclectic stylings of Fun Lovin’ Criminals promising to be a big hit. Fans will recognise iconic ‘90s and ‘00s hits like Scooby Snacks and Loco.

Meanwhile the likes of North-East Indie band The Futureheads and Panjabi MC, famous for his worldwide bhangra hit, Mundian To Bach Ke will also be joining them on stage.

There’s also room for rising local talent, with Ovingham’s Sam Shields set to perform on Saturday.

In total, more than 50 act will be performing across three stages.

The family friendly festival was launched in 2011 and has brought some big musical names to the district over the years, causing its popularity to continue to rise.

In 2017, it was nominated for the best small festival, best family festival and the top grassroots event, against national competition in the UK Festival Awards.

Tickets are still available both online and on the door.