23rd & 24th February 2018, Petersfield Festival Hall
As always we were supported by these awesome local businesses who helped the event take place and keep our hometown awesome. Please support them as often as you can.
The Petersfield Beer and Cider Festival has been and gone in 2018 and it was a huge success! Once again the event was held in the awesome Petersfield Festival Hall. We followed the successful formula from previous years and took on all your awesome feedback for the Festival.
There was LOTS OF BEER to enjoy throughout the whole of the event from start to finish.
We introduced some exciting new additions, including an AWESOME GIN BAR, which offered lots of interesting gins and many of you worked your way through! A CRAFTY BEER FRIDGE, full of exciting cans from very exciting breweries. Then finally, we upgraded our keg bar to be… you guessed it… an AWESOME KEG BAR!! There were 12 taps of truly fabulous brews! Hipster heaven indeed.
Then on top of all the new additions, as always, were the biggest range of fantastic water cooled Real Ale and Cider from all across the region backed up with quality live music and fantastic hot food. It was our best beer festival yet!
There was lots of tasty food available at the festival! In both evening sessions there was incredible curries available from the Malabon Tandoori. During the afternoon session there was Ambrose award winning sausages available. Once again we sold out of the amazing Pork Pies from Jakes Hampshire. Lots of food to soak up the beer!
To entertain you while you enjoyed the quality liquid refreshment, was an amazing line-up of top quality music. Please see below the bands who entertained you.
FRIDAY EVENING SESSION
Patchwork Story mixes award winning musicians from different musical backgrounds to create a patchwork of folk, pop, rock and soul to bring beautiful stories to life through song.
Bemis are an acoustic rock band who have an enviable reputation the festival circuit and decades of experience between them. After 11 years and 7 albums, Bemis have gained great praise for their vocal harmonies, their songwriting, their razor sharp rhythm section and their interpretation of the songs that have influenced them.
FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINER
The Sensational Jonny Deps
A Horn, Vocal and Guitar driven Soul band. Made up of some of the finest musicians from the south coast. A mixture of Soul & R’n’B classics, played with energy and passion. This tight and dynamic band are sure to get you up and ‘Feelin’ Good’.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION
At just 17 years Old Devin-Jade is a regular on the Hampshire music and festival scene and loves the atmosphere of playing her original songs live, with a few quirky covers in her own style thrown in for good measure. 2017 has been an eventful year for Devin and her newly released EP “Adolescence” with its fresh young sound has earned Devin an ever-growing fan base and loyal supporters and followers.
Alex Kriche is world class performer and recording artist who is based in the South. He has toured internationally and played a selection of major venues including the famous Birdland jazz club in Manhattan. Alex performs a mixture of modern, classic and original songs in a unique style. A smoky and soulful voice accompanied by excellent guitar and piano playing.
Letters To Daisy
Letters to Daisy’s original mix of infectious melody, enchanting vocals, and vibrant musical energy. The band draws from a diverse well of influences such as Country, Indie and Pop.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON HEADLINER
Hailing from Liphook, Hampshire, EMMAY are a sibling trio consisting of Aimée Mackenzie on electro-acoustic guitars, keyboards and lead vocals, Freya Mackenzie on acoustic violin, electro-acoustic ukulele and backing vocals and Ross Mackenzie on Cajon.
An outstanding BBC Introducing panel review of ‘Lesson Learned’, one of EMMAY’s self-penned songs, resulted in an invitation to record a session for the BBC which was broadcast live right across the South of England.
SATURDAY EVENING SESSION
Guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, blues, rock, country (occasionally!), covers, originals (preferably!), acoustic, electric (all the time!)
The Mark Nelson Blues Band
The Mark Nelson Blues Band are an original blues band playing mostly blues/pop originals consisting of Mark Nelson singing lead vocals and playing guitar (slightly differently as he does it one-handed!); Paul Stone on percussion, Kevin Rowe on bass & Phil Thorpe on blues harp.
The songs (mostly written by Mark) are a mixture of soulful, heartfelt ballads and thumping blues tunes and a good dollop of humour; these guys always find a way to entertain any crowd.
SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINER
Hampshire based band featuring vocal, horn section, guitar, bass and percussion playing blues, jazz, soul, ska, and Latin.
Our music is inspired by Amy Winehouse, either the music she wrote, or the music that inspired and was covered by her.
This stretches from Nina Simone to The Specials, with a few of our own choices thrown in for good measure.
AWESOME BREWERIES AND BEST BREWS
Congratulations to the Staggeringly Good Brewery from Portsmouth for winning the Best Brew at the 2016 festival with the awesome “Predactale”!!
Congratulations to the Big Smoke Brew Co. from Surbiton for winning Best Brew at the 2015 Autumn Sessions with “Solaris”!!
Congratulations to the Surrey Hills Brewery for being voted by the festival goers Best Brew 2015 with “Collusion”!!
Please be aware this is strictly a over 18′s event only!
© Hometown Festivals Ltd 2018