‘Countryside Comes to Town’ Beer Festival

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2015

Friday 19th June 6pm till Late: £5:The midsummer weekend starts here with a Countryside Comes to Town Beer Festival organised by The Bureau Centre for the Arts in partnership with Bright Side Bar hire and Darwen Music Projects. Knock off work and come straight from the office on Friday night.

Let your hair down with a workers playtime event from 6pm as the town’s newest multi-purpose venue is transformed into an indoor beer garden to host a real ale festival with locally brewed beers and ciders for the duration of the weekend.

Wear your wellies to get £1 off your first drink at our festival launch party featuring live bands WESTERN VALLEY HOTCLUB with a western swing and ‘cowboy jazz’ feel supported by Jordan Richards for a folky twist and acoustic mellow harmonies. Or go the whole hog and dress up for some festival fun. Prizes for most ingenious Farmyard animals costumes!

Saturday 20 June 10am till 6pm
Indoor Beer Garden: FREE ENTRY!

Come back with the whole family on Saturday and after visiting the farmers market and food stalls, enjoy your purchases with a glass of something cold and refreshing from the Real Ale Bar, or a bite to eat, seated at one of our indoor picnic tables whilst you wait for the Ugly Bug Ball to begin and Mr Bloom’s show in Town Hall Square.

Also a chance to meet The Brewer, Natalie Tyson from Hopstar brewery will be coming along.

Not drinking? Bringing children? No problem we’ll have the full range of Mr Fitzpatrick’s vintage tonics and cordials from rhubarb and rosehip to apple and elderflower and not forgetting root beer, sarsaparilla and dandelion and burdock – time travel in a bottle.

There will be fun activities for all ages to join in, ‘Make and take’ craft workshops for kids, and acoustic music to keep the festival feel going.

Saturday 20th 6pm till the early hours of Sunday 21st:
Summer Solstice – Mid Summer’s Night Dream: £8

Fairies and Fauns, Woodland folk, Dryads and Druids, Priestesses and Party heads , come and join us for the Summer Solstice- it may be the shortest night, but that won’t stop the party!

Live music with a worldy/funky/groove feel to it, from The Hut People and Me & My Friends and Blanty.

Stay till sun-up and get down to the grooves of late night DJ’s Earthdoctor (Dragon Collective, Mid Wales), Dave ‘Red Tin’ Ives (Perfumed Garden – Beatherder) and Ian G (KGH Soul Night – jazz/funk stage).

Sunday 21st 1pm until we run out of beer!
Lazy Sunday Afternoon – FREE ENTRY!

Come and chill out on Sunday, but don’t leave it too late- we’re only open until we run out of beer!! Please check before arrival that there is some left!!

Weekend Ticket

Want to join us for the whole weekend?? Get yourself a weekend ticket for the bargain price of £10!