5th-7th July – Beer On The Wye IX – Hereford CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2013 (Hereford, Herefordshire) Preview

Address: Hereford Rowing Club, Greyfriars Avenue, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0BE (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 5th July: 2pm-5pm (£3) & 5pm-11pm (£5)
Sat 6th July: 12pm-5pm (£4) & 5pm-11pm (£5)
Sun 7th July: 12pm-5pm (£1)

This year they are offering festival entry packs on the door to speed up the entry process. £10 for afternoon sessions or £15 for evening sessions will cover admission and a choice of pint or half-pint festival glass (£2 refundable), with the rest made up in drink tokens.

Concessions: CAMRA members pay the normal price but get a £2 allowance, (£1 on Sunday) in lieu of discount.

Tickets: Available on the door

Entry comes with a FREE festival programme, which lists all the drinks available.

Festival Glass: £2 (Refundable)

Camping: £8 per night for small/medium tent pitch. £10 per night for large tent or caravan/camping van.

Pre-booking of pitches is ESSENTIAL, but it is OK to pay on arrival on the day. Booking for all camping accommodation is via the HRC and is PREFERRED by e-mail or alternatively via 07813 331456. Camper van/caravan-owners should please note that the site is grassed, uneven in places and has no shore supplies. There are rubbish disposal and water facilities at the clubhouse. Parking for associated car(s) is free. Please take directions from the HRC camp site steward on arrival.

Ciders/Perries: 120 ciders/perries available from Herefordshire.

Food: Four food concessions will be providing the likes of curry, samosas, hot jacket potatoes, fish & chips and the usual sausage, mash, chips, burgers. Food (hot and cold) will be available at ALL times the festival is open (with vegetarians well catered for). A hot breakfast service will be provided on the festival site for campers on the Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Tyrrells crisps will be available on the various bars at all times.

Entertainment: Live music from the following bands:

Friday 6pm Crowsaw Blues Rock
Friday 7:30pm Fight the Bear Ska, punk, indie
Friday 9:30pmpm Shamus O’Blivion and the Megadeath Morris Men Wild Celtic Folk Rock
Saturday 3pm Whiskey River Zydeco, Cajun, folk, bluegrass, country blues
Saturday 6pm The Misers Country, alt Rock, Americana
Saturday 9pm The Kustom Pop, Soul, Funk
Sunday 1pm Faithful City Morris Morris Dancing with accompanying music
Sunday 2pm The Andy Masefield Jazzband Jazz/Traditional Dance music

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