Belper Goes Green

Belper goes Green 2019 Beer & Cider Festival


Belper Rugby Club, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2019

After a fantastically successful festival last year, we are planning for an even bigger and better Belper goes Green Beer & Cider Festival to be held from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June at the Belper Rugby Club this year.
Beer, cider, food and entertainment on the banks of the Derwent, what more could you want?
This will be the seventh Belper Goes Green Beer & Cider Festival to be held at the Belper Rugby Club, Derby Rd. Belper and is supported, staffed and organised by members of the Amber Valley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale who are all unpaid volunteers.

The beer festival runs from 6.00pm Friday 31st May to 10pm Sunday 2nd June.
This year’s beer festival is to be held in a much bigger marquee on the field with revised arrangements for tokens and glasses to alleviate the bottle neck we had last year.

Admission is free at all times to CAMRA members, Transition members and children.
The Transitions Belper Eco Festival runs from 6pm on Friday and from 11am on Saturday and Sunday on the same site. There will be a small charge of £2 for non camra members on the gate to cover Eco Festival expenses.

Beer festival opening hours are from 6.00pm to11pm Friday and 11am to 11pm on Saturday & 12 noon to 10pm on Sunday when the Belper Rugby Club Strutt’s Playing Field will host many stands and attractions including; live music, stalls, crafts, energy advice, jewellery, textiles, artists, electric bikes, natural health, workshops, books, plants & much, much more. See www.transitionbelper.org for full details.

Beers; There will be over 50 beers and 15 ciders and perries on sale. A wide range of styles, types and strengths of quality beer will be available from local and not so local breweries. To see the beer list go to www.ambervalleycamra.org.uk or if you prefer cider the list is available here.
Wines, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks etc. will be available at the Rugby Club bar.

Entertainment; Many artists will be playing on two stages. (Until 6pm Sunday) including Herron Bros, Ben Miles, Mocking Jays, Saskia, Water for Dogs, Experimental Sonic Machines, Scribble Victory, 45, Roe Green, Frank Hunter Trio, Scott Makepiece, Wilf & the Hulabaloo, Ola Willson, Small Town Boys, Marty, Pala, Magic Car, Hatty Hatstar, 5 Hills Out, Darren Claxton, Fleet Arts Young Talent Showcase, Steel Band, Buenos Treehouse, Lefty Chris, Tilly Greentree, Jig for a Kiss, Boats on the Ocean, Hungry Joe, plus more bands to be confirmed. Details later
See www.transitionbelper.org for full details of entertainment, food and stands.

Food; Hot & cold food including veggie, vegan and gluten free will be available from many outlets.

Location; Belper Rugby Club is situated on the main A6 road just 5 minutes walk south of Belper town centre. There is on-site parking for blue badge holders only, but plenty of free parking is available locally. Camping booked in advance available. See website.

Transport; Belper rail & bus stations are only 5 minutes walk away.

Camping; available see www.transitionbelper.org for full details.

Helpers are still required for Friday & Saturday evenings also for setup on Wednesday 29th am.
Anyone interested in helping at the beer festival can access the staffing form at bggstaffing@ambervalley.camra.org.uk General enquiries to nigelheathcote@live.co.u