Silver Jubilee festival plans

CAMRA member, Bob Kiddle, raises his glass for the Beer Festival at Doncaster College. Picture: Andrew Roe
CAMRA member, Bob Kiddle, raises his glass for the Beer Festival at Doncaster College. Picture: Andrew Roe

Entertainment, caterers and around 111 real ales, and a huge selection of ciders, perries, wines, stouts and a range of real lagers are being confirmed daily, for the festival’s silver jubilee organised by CAMRA.

Entertainment, caterers and around 111 real ales, and a huge selection of ciders, perries, wines, stouts and a range of real lagers are being confirmed daily, for the festival’s silver jubilee organised by CAMRA.

CAMRA member, and festival organising committee member, Bob Kiddle (pictured), said bands appearing at the event from April 9-11 now included on Friday night, April 10, Doncaster based classic rock act Kick The Habit and on Saturday Frank and James Carline – a Doncaster blues/roots duo – plus acts from Manchester and Cambridge.

On Saturday, Strange Triangle are appearing – a Doncaster band specialising in folk and rock covers. To finish Saturday The Big Easy – a Leeds swing/New Orleans jazz band – will perform.

The range of bottled beers from around the globe has also increased and will now feature at the bottled beer bar beers from Japan, Denmark, Belguim, Germany, the USA and, for the first time, the UK.

Bob said organisers were hoping to at least match the 2,204 people who attended last year’s event.

He added: “We moved to the Hub about seven years ago and things have really taken off. And there is still a chance for anyone to sponsor a cask for £25 or more in support of the festival.”

The festival starts on Thursday, April 9, from 6-11pm, entry £4. On Friday from 11am to 6pm entry will be £6 and on Saturday from 11am to 4pm entry is £4 and from 5-11pm on the same day entry is £2.