Local beers and local talent at sports club festival

Last year's Beer and Music Festival
Last year's Beer and Music Festival

Local beers and local talent join forces on Saturday, July 19, when a popular beer and music festival returns for its fourth year.

The Buckingham Beer and Music Festival, at Buckingham Rugby Club, will offer a wide range of beers, ciders and perrys to suit all tastes, with most of the beers coming from nearby breweries.

The 30 real ales on offer range from light blonde beers at 3.8 per cent alcohol to the 7.2 per cent Death Or Glory dark ale from the Tring Brewery.

There are also six ciders and perrys, including a traditional Farmhouse Scrumpy.

A bigger and better line-up of musical talent is promised this year, with 16 different acts starting at 1pm and playing throughout the day until last orders at 11pm.

The event is packed with local talent, both solo acts and bands, with Rufus Stone headlining at 10pm.

To complete the day, the main club bar will be open and there is an all-day barbecue, Pimm’s and wine tent, ice cream stall and, weather permitting, a bouncy castle. This year’s event is supporting Myeloma UK.

A spokesman said: “We are asking people to leave their cars at home and come and join us for what we believe will be another successful Buckingham Beer and Music Festival.”

Entry to the beer festival is £12, which includes a beer programme, a commemorative glass and £6 of beer tokens.

Those not wanting to join the beer festival can purchase a general admission wristband for £2.

Purchases can only be made showing an event wristband and revellers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol.

Doors open at noon and the event closes at 11pm, with strictly no admission after 9pm.

Anyone who appears to be under the age of 21 will be asked for photo ID.

For more information visit www.buckinghambeerfestival.co.uk