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International Festival of Beer 2019

International Festival of Beer 2019

8th March - 10th March

Get ready for the UK's largest collection of beers and ciders from around the world!

Have you ever tasted a beer from Russia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, or South Korea? Well here is your chance! 

Join us at The International Festival of Beer 2019 and taste some of the 1,000 beers & ciders from around the UK and over 50 countries worldwide. 

Don’t forget to sample some of the winners from the prestigious International Brewing Awards 2019 which precedes the event.


  •  Entertainment marquee with live bands and DJ throughout the event
  • A wide selection of cask, keg & bottled products
  • All beer styles featured under one roof
  • A variety of pilsners & ciders
  • Food Stalls serving delicious street food
  • Beer samples included in the ticket price
  • Beer & food matching appreciation talks (book in advance) 
  • Entrance to the historic Bass museum included in the ticket price


Sessions: 

  • Friday 6.00pm – 12.00pm
  • Saturday 12.00 - 5.00pm & 6.00pm - 12.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00pm - 5.00pm


Ticket price:

·         Friday Evening - £10. Includes 3 x ½ pints free. 

·         Saturday daytime - £8. Includes 3 x ½ pints free. 

·         Saturday evening - £12. Includes 3 x ½ pints free. 

·         Sunday daytime - £6. Includes 3 x ½ pints free. 

·         All day Saturday - £16. Includes 5 x ½ pints

·         All 4 sessions - £30. Includes  10 x ½ pints


CAMRA members 1/2 price on Friday!

CAMRA members will be asked for ID on arrival to get discounted ticket on Friday.Book now online or call 01283 532 880. 



LIVE MUSIC

Friday 8th 

  • 6pm - Muddy Puddle
  • 6:30pm - 
  • 7pm - Cover’d in Punk
  • 7:30pm - Oobleck
  • 8pm - Frank Hunter Trio
  • 8:30pm - Further Than Forever
  • 9pm - Star From Ivy
  • 10pm - Deja Vu

Saturday 9th

  • 12pm - 5 Hills Out
  • 12:30pm - Eddie & The Wolves
  • 1pm - Moore & Moore Beer
  • 1:30pm - Pole*Star
  • 2pm - 
  • 2:30pm - No Setting Sun
  • 3pm - Ben Donkin Band
  • 3:30pm - Western Hollows
  • 4pm - Emma Buckley (B Band)
  • 6pm - Eagles Vs Drones
  • 6:30pm - Russ Weller Band
  • 7pm - False Idols
  • 7:30pm - The Lapels
  • 8pm - Richard Castle Band
  • 8:30pm - Andy Crowe Band
  • 9pm - Bandeoke
  • 10pm - The Silicone Taxis

Sunday 10th 

  • 12:30pm - Friends Of Merlin
  • 1pm - The Extras
  • 1:30pm - The Social Ignition
  • 2pm - Dead On Arrival
  • 2:30pm - A Conspiracy Of Ravens
  • 3pm - Kirsty Clarke & The Beating Hearts
  • 3:30pm - Green Fortune
  • 4pm - Dorothy Martin Band
  • 4:30pm - Kirby Frost

(line up maybe subject to change, check website for latest updates)

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