BEER WE GO! BORO BEER FEST IS UNDERWAY

The 38th annual beer festival has got off to a great start and it’s now open all day every day through until Saturday August 29.


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Just head to the CAMRA information stand to take part and try testing your grey matter after a pint or two.

Held in three huge marquees on the River Nene Embankment, the Peterborough Beer Festival proudly displays one of the largest selections of real ale anywhere in the country but it’s not just about beer!

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Last year over 420 different cask beers were on sale from over 170 brewers but there’s also a huge range of foreign bottled beers, and UK produced wine, cider and parries, plus as always the Escape Bar provides the soft drinks.

The popular ‘Singles’ bar is back – the bar where only one cask of a particular brew is available.

Bottled beer, cider and wine each have their own separate bar and are staffed by volunteers who have specific knowledge of these products and can answer questions about styles and tastes.

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As always live music features every day at the Peterborough Beer Festival with some well know names and some fresh talent. If you’d like to catch someone new to the city we recommend you try The Activators and the Lone Groover.

Wednesday 26th August

8pm Grumpy Old Men (1960’s to present day rock and pop from a group of musicians who still like to behave like teenagers)

Thursday 27th August

7.30pm The Stringlers (chart topping tunes from an all-female string quartet who have a passion for music from just about every genre)

9.15pm The Expletives (exciting punk / new-wave covers delivered with energy, fire and skill)

Friday 28th August

4pm Palmerston Ukulele Band (not just the house band at the Palmy anymore, the PUB, as they are affectionately known, after their first gig at PBF 2 years ago are now in demand everywhere they go!)

7.30pm Dizzie Miss Lizzys (Led by Peterborough’s own guitar virtuoso Gizz Butt this top class rock n roll outfit will get everyone on their feet singing and dancing along. Fact.)

9.15pm The Activators (On the back of playing numerous European gigs and festivals this 10 piece rock/ska/reggae/world music band are ready to entertain you)

Saturday 29th August

2pm Doug Heath (soulful lyrics and intricate guitar playing from this local singer-songwriter)

3pm Lartey Sisters(Beautiful songs crafted by two siblings who have recently been in the studio with that well known Cockney Rebel, Steve Harley)

4pm Nick Corney and the Buzz Rats (Let Nick and the band take your ears on a musical rollercoaster as they play out original songs from their impressive set)

5pm Lone Groover (One man and his guitar. Add in folk, punk and Americana and you have classic songs of beauty, protest and passion)

7.30 pm Tin Pigeons (Last year this indie folk band absolutely conquered the stage at PBF. This year they are back even bigger and better. Not bad for four lads who only started the band at school 4 years ago!)

9pm The Replicas (After a two and a half year break this much-loved band are back on the live scene. Taking in Ska/Punk/Indie/Northern Soul the Replicas are a band for everyone and not to be missed).

Times and Prices

Wednesday 26th August 

Noon – 3pm £2

3pm – 11pm £5

Thursday 27th August                                         

Noon – 3pm £2

3pm – 11pm £6

Friday 28th August

Noon – 3pm £2

3pm – 11pm £6

Saturday 29th August

Noon – 3pm £2

3pm – 11pm £6

For up to date information visit www.real-ale.org.uk.

You can also follow the Festival on Twitter @BoroBeerFest and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeterboroughBeerFestival

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