First Leamington Beer and Music Festival to take place this month

Leamington Beer & Music Festival
Leamington Beer & Music Festival

Organisers of an event set to take place in Leamington for the first time this month are aiming to fill the void left by a popular village beer festival’s hiatus.

Leamington Beer and Music Festival will take place at The Band Factory in Althorpe Street from Friday September 11 to Sunday September 13.

And the organisers have said: “As there will be no Harbury beer festival this year, the Leamington Beer and Music should solve all your needs.”

Committee member Oliver Hiscoe added: “We aimed to create the perfect beer festival that families could join, whilst keeping the cause a central part of the festival by providing great music throughout.

“It’s going to be a really great weekend, so we hope to see you there.”

The festival was set up to raise funds for The Band Factory, a space for musicians in Old Town .

As a music focused festival there are already 15 confirmed bands including Royal Spa Brass, Sambassadors of Groove and Leamingt-OOM-PAH.

Music workshops will be taking place for those looking to pick up a new instrument

More than 45 types of real ale and cider will be available.

Their will be a Rugby World Cup theme with two categories of beer.

The first, ‘Home End’ being from local breweries to the area, the second ‘Away End’ being from further afield.

For those who wish for something different there will be six varieties of English wine and soft drinks as well.

The Jabberwocky will be on hand to provide hungry customers with gourmet toasties.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will be supporting the event after it announced earlier this year that the Harbury Beer Festival would not be taking place this August due to the village hall being renovated.

A statement from the organisation said: “As the next festival will be our 25th we have decided that we do not want to compromise the event in a location affected by a building site.

“We intend to come back bigger and better next year and celebrate our silver anniversary in style.”

Tickets for the Leamington festival cost £5 from www.leamingtonbeerfestival.org