Village set for bands and beer in three-day festival

PUBLISHED: 11:46 16 June 2012

Shootin' The Crow will be at the Cheddar Ales Beer Festival

Shootin' The Crow will be at the Cheddar Ales Beer Festival

Cheddar Ales

A SOMERSET village is set for bands and beers in a three-day annual festival.

Cheddar Ales Beer Festival will see more than 60 different beers on offer as well as a weekend of non-stop music, entertainment and food.

The brewery has created a new ale especially for 2012 –Crown and Glory, a patriotic, hoppy beer brewed to commemorate the year of the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

The festival runs from tomorrow (Fri) to Sunday, from 7pm-11.30pm Friday, noon to 11.30pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday and is held at Cheddar Ales brewery just off Draycott Road.

Band Shootin’ The Crow open the festival tomorrow evening with their unique mix of guitar, fiddle, mandolin and banjo sure to delight crowds.

There will also be a range of comedians, starting with Steve N Allen on Saturday at 9pm.

Other acts include Charlie Money, Tom Conibear, The Drystones, Becky Plummer and Escapade. Dirty Socket will round out the festival on Sunday.

Last year, the festival raised more than £3,000 for three local charities, with Cheddar Ales hoping to match the total for Save the Children, Parkinsons UK and Weare Academy First School this year.

Tickets, priced £4, are available from www.cheddar or by calling 01934 744193.

Ticket prices also include a souvenir festival pint glass.

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