Family Friendly Festivals In And Around The North East

We, as a nation, love a good festival. It seems we like nothing more than live music, performance, dance, arts and crafts in a field with a bit of sunshine and, more often than not, some rain.

Festivals are something both Evie and Harry enjoy and we’re lucky to have some brilliant family friendly events here in the North East. Below are our favourites:

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, festivals may experience unforeseen restrictions and changes to their schedule.


Blyth Live, Blyth Beach

Every year this free live music festival is hosted on Blyth beach. It includes fantastic headline acts and various local talent supporting.

Planned Date: Postponed until 2022

Camping Available:

Dog Friendly:

Ticket Price: FREE

Website: https://www.blythtowncouncil.org.uk/northumberlandlive.php


Corbridge Festival, Tynedale RFC

A magical weekend of adventure, discovery, and inspiration. With over 50 bands performing across 3 stages, the festival will be showcasing a sensational mix of national treasures, guilty pleasures, great emerging talent and a spattering of true legends.

Planned Date: Postponed until 2022

Camping Available:

Dog Friendly:

Ticket Price: Adults from £38.50, Under 10’s FREE

Website: https://corbridge-festival.ticketline.co.uk


Festival By The Sea, Blyth

Festival By The Sea (previously Chilli Fest) returns with performances from Martin Kemp, Craig Charles and many more plus a great selection of street food pop up vans.

Planned Date: 16th – 18th July 2021

Camping Available:

Dog Friendly:

Ticket Price: Adults from £10, Children from £5, Under 5’s FREE

Website: https://festivalbythesea.co.uk/tickets/


Hardwick Festival, Sedgefield

Hardwick Festival is the biggest family friendly festival in the North East. The Main Stage is where you will find the Festival headliners and a host of other stunning acts. The Courtyard Area is where Dance music reigns supreme. Three other areas to be announced later. Children’s area plays host to lots of activities to keep the little ones happy. There will of course be plenty of bars and food outlets to suit everyone’s taste. Fairground rides and stalls. All set within the Durham Countryside.

Planned Date: 21st – 22nd August 2021

Camping Available:

Dog Friendly:

Ticket Price: Adults from £55, Young Person from £20, Children from £10, Under 3’s FREE

Website: https://hardwickfestival.co.uk


Into The Fields, Blyth

The biggest party festival in Northumberland is back for a third year with an amazing line up of tributes to the likes of Queen, Stone Roses, Prodigy, James, Beastie Boys, The Hives, Oasis, Dua Lipa, Gerry Cinnamon, Slipknot, Ed Sheeran, Eminem, The Ramones, The Beatles, Rage Against The Machine, Green Day plus many other amazing acts including Work In Progress, Loaded 90s band, Kkett, Growing Robots, Punk Pop Disaster and a very Special guest TBA.

Planned Date: 6th – 7th August 2021

Camping Available:

Dog Friendly:

Ticket Price: Adults from £24.75, Under 18’s from £11, Under 8’s FREE

Website: https://fb.me/e/3juVQo3Py


Mouth Of The Tyne Festival, Tynemouth

Starting back in 2005, the Mouth of the Tyne Festival takes place every July for a weekend of live music and international street theatre in the village of Tynemouth.

Planned Date: 7th – 10th July 2022

Camping Available:

Dog Friendly:

Ticket Price: Adults from £38.50, Under 4’s FREE

Website: http://www.mouthofthetynefestival.com/


South Tyneside Festival, Bents Park

Rescheduled from last years cancelled shows, Ella Henderson and The South will now appear on the same bill on Sunday 11th July 2021. Will Young will take to the stage on Sunday 18th July 2021, while Shalamar and The Fizz will close the Sunday concert series on Sunday 1st August 2021. Details of a concert on Sunday 25th July 2021 will be announced in due course.

Planned Date: Postponed until 2022

Camping Available:

Dog Friendly:

Ticket Price: From £6

Website: https://www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk/article/68715/South-Tyneside-Festival


Will you be attending any festivals this year? Let me know in the comments which one(s)

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