It’s over, but what a fantastic weekend we had! We are still checking numbers but we think that over 7000 people came to the festival this year. If that turns out to be correct then it will be a record attendance. Of course the good weather certainly helps but what really matters is that you came to the festival and helped us to raise what is probably a record amount for the charities we support.
We would also like to thank our main sponsors, our beer and cider sponsors and not forgetting all of the many volunteers who you would have seen in the yellow T shirts.
We will let you know how successful the festival was in a week or so. In the meantime if you have any feedback for us (good or not so good!) please email us at email@example.com
After a short break we will start planning next year’s festival in September. The dates for the 2018 festival are Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th June – put it in your diary/calendar now!
What’s new for 2017?
- a Gin Bar featuring local Gins and Fentimans Tonic waters.
- 2 Craft Keg Beer bars – Northern Alchemy and Tempest Brewing.
- 2 extra caterers – Tandoori Naan Hut and Simply Cheesecake (see Food page for more details).
- Wheelbirks Ice Cream (Saturday only).
- An even bigger marquee.
- More and better quality ladies toilets!
- More space for camping and cooked breakfasts available on Saturday and Sunday morning.
As we had last year, we will feature 124 local and national real ales (some new breweries added), a cider bar with around 25 different Ciders and Perry’s. Our wine bar will again be in association with Paddy from BIN 21. There will be also be a selection of soft drinks and a fantastic Food Court with the Polish BBQ, Northern Wilds wood fired pizza, a salad bar plus others – see Food page.
Take a look at the video below and see what a great time we have at our festival.
Many thanks to Allendale Brewery for being a Main Sponsor again in 2017.
From our home in a former Smelt mill in the North Pennines, we brew an array of international, national and local award winning ales and lagers.
The Festival would like to thank Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service for its help and advice.
Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service
Fire Safety Training from the Experts
We had a great afternoon 0f Rugby 7’s at our 2016 festival. Matt Fieldhouse is organising it again for 2017 and we hope to have at least 12 teams. So you can come along on the Saturday afternoon and enjoy some great beers and also watch some fast and exciting 7’s rugby. The competition is in aid of the Stay Strong Stu charities.