Festival is rolling out the barrels

ORGANISERS of the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival have been busy rolling out the barrels to celebrate the official launch of Baas of Steel – the 20th anniversary of the popular event.

Taking place between February 29 and March 3 at the Magna Centre, the festival will bring together over 230 different varieties of Real Ales, that have been specially chosen from the steel producing areas of the UK.

Money raised from the event will go to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Weston Park Cancer Hospital, the Rotherham Hospice and the Magna Trust.

Festival organiser Steve Burns said: “We wanted to create something special to mark the twentieth anniversary of the festival and this year’s event promises to be our best yet, with our largest ever selection of Real Ales, a packed entertainment line up, and of course not forgetting the broad selection of ciders, wines, perries and foreign beers that will also be available.

“Buying tickets ahead of the event can not only help to cut down on the time queuing to get into the venue, but it can also help to save money. We are offering a £2 discount on all tickets purchased in advance of the festival.

“Last year was our first year at Magna and we are keen to build on the success that we achieved to help make this year’s event equally memorable, and helping to support the work of local good causes.”

In 2011, the festival attracted over 10,000 visitors and helped to raise more than £35,000 to support local good causes.

Tickets are now available from each of the charities, as well as via the festival website: www.magnarealale.co.uk

Tickets are also available from a number of specially selected venues throughout South Yorkshire including the Rotherham Visitor Centre, Asda, Magna, as well as via selected pubs across South Yorkshire.

To find out your nearest ticket location, contact 01709 723123.