23rd & 24th February 2018, Petersfield Festival Hall
The Petersfield Beer and Cider Festival is returning in 2018 taking place in Petersfield, Hampshire. Once again the event will be held in the awesome Petersfield Festival Hall. We are building on the successful formula and are taking on all your awesome feedback for the Festival.
There will be LOTS OF BEER to sample!!! We repeat, there will be LOTS of beer to enjoy at the event.
This year we are introducing some exciting new additions, including an AWESOME GIN BAR, which will be offering lots of interesting gins for you to work your way through! A CRAFTY BEER FRIDGE, which will be full of exciting cans from very exciting breweries. Then finally, we are upgrading our keg bar to be… you guessed it… an AWESOME KEG BAR!! There will be 12 taps of truly fabulous brews! Hipster heaven indeed.
Then on top of all the new additions, as always, there will be fantastic water cooled Real Ale and Cider from all across the region backed up with quality live music and fantastic hot food. It’s going to be our best beer festival yet!
Some feedback we had from the last events was that people wanted to try more beers. So this year our glasses will have the third pint markers on again and our tokens will cost £1.10 each and be worth a third of pint. Which means a pint will only cost £3.30. Please be aware this is a strictly over 18′s event only!
There will be lots of tasty food available at the festival! In both evening sessions there will be incredible curries available from the Malabon Tandoori. During the afternoon session there will be Ambrose award winning sausages available. In all sessions we will have the amazing Pork Pies from Jakes Hampshire. Lots of food to soak up the beer!
The event will also feature a secondary bar with wine, a selection of spirits (Awesome Gin Bar) and soft drinks for those of you who do not want to partake in beer or cider. The wine and gin for the bar is being provided by - The General Wine Company.
The event will take place at Petersfield Festival Hall in the centre of Petersfield, situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Entry to each session will be only £8.00 per person. As well as entry to the event your ticket includes your very own commemorative pint glass AND a FREE Beer Token! More tokens will be available to purchase to exchange for the numerous ales and ciders available.
ONLINE TICKETS ARE PAPERLESS! Once you have purchased your tickets online all you need to do is bring along your PayPal confirmation receipt to the event to gain entry. On phone or printed is fine!
To entertain you while enjoying the quality liquid refreshment, we will provide an amazing line-up of top quality music. Please see below our current line up, e will be announcing the full line up very soon!
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.
The festival will be featuring incredible live music in every session.
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!
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