Firm sponsors music festival

Utilitywise boss Geoff Thompson, of Corbridge.
Utilitywise boss Geoff Thompson, of Corbridge.

North Tyneside firm Utilitywise, one of the UK’s leading energy and water consultancies, is to be the main sponsor for a North-East music festival.

The company, based at Cobalt Business Park in North Shields, is giving its backing to this year’s Corbridge Festival in Northumberland, being held on Saturday, July 11, at the village’s Tynedale Park rugby ground.

About 5,000 music fans are expected to turn out for the festival, now in its fifth year, to see acts including punk-pop veterans the Undertones, soul singer Angie Brown and ex-Seahorses frontman Chris Helme perform.

Utilitywise chief executive Geoff Thompson, a Corbridge resident, said: “Just like Utilitywise, the Corbridge Festival has grown from small numbers to boast a massive following, and we’re delighted to be involved.”

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