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With numbers already looking like they’re up at the 36th Peterborough Beer Festival, the volunteer bar staff are rolling up their sleeves for what’s expected to be a BIG Friday!


As the Embankment site is also open all day today numbers are expected to reach a high with the big surge of festival goers heading through the gates after work to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend.

The live music has been great as ever with Children of the Revolution going down a storm on Thursday evening and with popular local acts The Mistreated (7.30pm) and Hooker on stage tonight (Friday 9.15pm) their fans are expected to be out in force.

One girl who’ll definitely be ready for a pint is blogger @lazygirlrunning who’s cycling 90 miles up from London! Now that’s dedication. If you see her around 4pm–ish buy the girl a beer!

Also around 4pm look out for the fantastic Palmerston Ukulele Orchestra playing on stage – one not to be missed!

Don’t forget to join in with the ESP Lunchtime Quiz with Ian Gray between 1pm and 2pm if you popping down and you could bag yourself some prizes. Just head for the CAMRA information desk to grab a quiz sheet.

Here’s to another great session at the biggest bar in the Boro and remember to chuck a few coins in the buckets for the RNLI and keep those lifeboats afloat! There’ll be a presentation to the charity on Saturday at 5pm.

Saturday should go out with a resounding ‘Cheers!’ as Brotherhood’s Roundabout take tot eh music stage at 7pm and Think Floyd rock the Festival to a close for another year at 8.30pm.

See for all the info you need and keep up with the chat at the bar on twitter @BoroBeerFest

Photos: Chris Brudenell for ESP Magazine

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