Iconic hits reimagined by a brass band; loads of Britpop and indie anthems; tunes played with a rockabilly twist; harmonies from an acapella choir and a DJ set of 80s tunes will bring the summer party vibes to the Arboretum Beer Festival this August.
The popular all-dayer is returning to the historic Arboretum park for the third year on Saturday 26 August. Located around the park’s Victorian bandstand, live music from five acts kicks off at midday.
Deep Down Brass are returning after their epic set went down a storm last year. The ultimate crowd pleasers, this group of fantastically skilled musicians will play well known hits from a variety of genres from folk to modern pop all with their own twist.
Live band T-F-I 90s will play a whole load of Britpop anthems and indie classics from the likes of Blur, Oasis, Pulp, Happy Mondays and The Charlatans to name a few.
Also back for a second outing, The Outriders take on history’s jukebox never fails to get the audience on its feet and rocking, singing along and calling for more. Sweaty, funny and astoundingly accomplished, the Outriders win new fans wherever they play.
Acapella choir Totally Vocally – the place for natural born singers – bring their pure harmonised vocals to contemporary pop, rock, funk and gospel with groove, warmth and soul.
Eighties Things DJs will play a DJ set of hits from across the decade to close the day with a blast of Blondie, Human League, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran.
Taking place a few times a day, Indie Bingo! will test who knows their Supergrass from their Suede for the chance to win spot prizes. Along with more entertainment on the Acoustic Rooms pallet stage, the festival is going to be fun for all ages.
Pat Somers, DHP Family, said: “It’s a pleasure to be welcoming back Deep Down Brass and The Outriders to the Arboretum Beer Festival after their amazing sets last year. We’ve also managed to book festival-favourites T-F-I 90s to bring their Britpop magic to the bandstand, along with the awesome acapella choir Totally Vocally to kick things off. On top of that, we’ve got an Indie Bingo session, an Eighties Things closing DJ set, and more to be announced from our friends at Acoustic Rooms… it’s our biggest entertainment line-up ever!”
There are dozens of great real ales and craft beers from the most popular local breweries joining some of the most exciting craft breweries from around the UK as well as cider, prosecco, cocktails and coffee stalls on offer.
An array of popular street food curated by Bustler Market will cater for all tastes and food preferences.
Brewery line up
Bang The Elephant: A craft brewery based in Worcester, England, that specialises in producing modern, hop-forward beers using unique and experimental ingredients.
Big Drop: A UK-based brewery that produces a range of non-alcoholic craft beers, including stouts, IPAs, and lagers, using traditional brewing techniques and natural ingredients.
Black Iris: A Nottingham-based brewery that produces a range of modern, innovative beers, including IPAs, sours, and stouts, using locally sourced ingredients.
Brew York: A York-based brewery that produces a range of high-quality, small-batch beers, including IPAs, stouts, and pale ales, using locally sourced ingredients.
Castle Rock: A Nottingham-based brewery that produces a range of award-winning cask and keg beers, including IPAs, stouts, and bitters, using traditional brewing methods.
Freedom: A London-based brewery that produces a range of premium, handcrafted beers, including lagers, ales, and stouts, using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.
Gweilo: A Hong Kong-based brewery that produces a range of craft beers, including IPAs, sours, and stouts, using imported ingredients and local flavours.
Navigation: A Nottingham-based brewery that produces a range of traditional cask and keg beers, including bitters, stouts, and porters, using locally sourced ingredients.
SALT: A Saltaire-based brewery that produces a range of modern, experimental beers, including IPAs, sours, and lagers, using locally sourced ingredients and traditional brewing techniques.
Thornbridge: A Derbyshire-based brewery that produces a range of award-winning cask and keg beers, including IPAs, stouts, and pale ales, using traditional brewing methods and innovative ingredients.
Tiny Rebel: A Newport-based brewery that produces a range of creative and playful beers, including IPAs, stouts, and sours, using locally sourced ingredients and experimental brewing techniques.
Advance tickets priced at £12.50. All ages welcome, though all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.