72 hours to go until three-day festival of craft beer, food and music is served in Leicester city
With sunshine forecast this Bank Holiday weekend, the idea of over 100 amazing craft beers, tasty food and over 40 live musical acts, all served in a free-to-attend festival in Leicester city, shows that staycationing has never been so much fun…
With 72 hours to go, the three-day the Brew Beat festival kicks off this Saturday 28th August, running through to Monday 30th August, from noon to 9pm each day. It’s Leicester’s first and only craft beer and music festival and promises a jam-packed line up of beer from local and national breweries, handpicked emerging musical talent, and delicious hand-delivered food from local restaurants – all to enjoy from the comfort of your table in Green Dragon Square, Leicester.
As the debut craft beer festival, organisers have gone all out scouting out the very best of local and national breweries to provide festival-goers with over 100 carefully selected beers from master brewers. Beers you’ll be able to enjoy will be available from breweries like: Framework, Atom Beers, Thornbridge, Charnwood Brewery, Camden Town and many more. Non-alcoholic options and soft drinks will be available too.
Across the weekend, over 40 talented local and national artists spanning musical genres from Urban to Funk, Hip Hop to Jazz, Soul and Rock will perform from 12pm and 9pm for a solid nine hours of live music entertainment each day.
The festival site on Green Dragon Square will be free to enter, however once capacity is reached a one-in, one-out policy will operate. Attendees will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis and table service will operate throughout the site.
The event has been initiated and is funded by BID Leicester and delivered by three local businesses: design work has been co-ordinated by agency Arch Creative; the music offer curated by HQ Recording LTD and Steamin’ Billy will be providing a selection of drinks from the festival hub on Green Dragon Square.
“We’re excited to be presenting Leicester with its very first ever craft beer and music festival.” said Simon Jenner, Director of BID Leicester, funders of the event. “We have, alongside local businesses, curated an event that all can enjoy with some of the best craft beers, hottest new music and tastiest food on offer making it a perfect destination for your Bank Holiday festivities. We’re confident it will hit all the right notes with Leicester’s festival-goers”.
While the main stage will close at 9pm each day, the party doesn’t stop there, as visitors can continue their night by taking a trip on the exclusive Brew Beat trail – a perfect way to find new favourites!
Venues include Knight & Garter, Parcel Yard, The Exchange, 33 Cank Street, The Globe and many more of the city’s best-loved pubs and bars.