THE 2020 Corbridge Festival has officially been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus crisis.

The festival, which had Welsh rock band Feeder to headline the Friday and British pop band Shed Seven on the Saturday, had been due to take place in July, but has now been rescheduled to July 2-4, 2021.

A spokesman for the festival said: “We’ve looked at every which way possible to put on the event this year but sadly we feel it’s just not going to be possible given the current climate.

“It’s looking more and more likely that some kind of social distancing measures will remain in place for several months.

“We feel that large social gatherings are likely to be the last restrictions lifted by the Government.

“Tynedale RFC has limited ground availability until the rugby season starts up again later this year and a family friendly camping festival in winter just isn’t the same!

“We need to get ahead of the game and start planning for 2021. Our aim is to organise a celebration party worthy of all you good people and our key worker heroes.

“This one’s out of our hands. We hope you understand."

Tickets purchased for the 2020 event will be valid for next year’s festival, with the intention to keep the entire line-up intact as well as adding more internationally acclaimed artists, as well as a third day of music on the Sunday.