The National Brewery Centre

A Unique Visitor Experience
The International Festival of Beer 2017
The International Festival of Beer 2017

The International Festival of Beer 2017

10th March - 12th March


The UK's largest collection of beers and ciders from around the world!


Have you ever tasted a beer from Russia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, or South Korea? Well here is your chance! Join us at The International Festival of Beer and taste some of the 1,000 beers and ciders entered for The International Brewing Awards from around the UK and over 50 countries worldwide.

•Event marquee with live bands and DJ

•International Food Stalls

 •Beer tasting samples included in the price

 •Beer appreciation talks

•The Brewery Tap Bar & Restaurant

•Entrance to the Brewery Centre museum included in the price

Check out the great line up of bands:-

Friday 10th March - Music from 5pm

Set 1 – Lil Jim & Cain Paisley

Lil Jim & Cain Paisley are breaking new ground on the live duo circuit. Thrusting a heady mix of classic rock and an accordion to the forefront...

Set 2 – Elwood

Elwood has been playing Elwood Blues in Jake and Elwood the Blues Brothers Show for the last 20 years. His solo show brings some of his favourite songs from the Beatles, Elvis and genres like rock and roll, soul & Motown. The show also features his trademark live harmonica

Set 3 – Kings of leon Tribute – Four Kicks

Paying tribute to one of the most iconic rock bands of the 21st century the Four Kicks with meticulous detail capture the power and the soul of the Kings of Leon's music with an energetic and exciting live performance not to be missed!!

Saturday 11th March - Music from 3pm

Set 1 – Harriet

 ‘Harriet!’ with her silk-like, gravelly voice, has been compared to Stevie Nicks and Eva Cassidy. Along with her own passionate acoustic guitar style, she has Neil accompanying her on second Guitar, Cajon, Percussion and backing vocals which brings a whole new, edgy and unique sound.

Set 2 – 3 less than 5

3 Less than 5 are a hometown band playing Brit-Pop/Indie-rock covers from bands such as Oasis, Stereophonics, The Killers and The Kaiser Chiefs, The Who, Charlatans, Stone Roses to name but a few. They have been gigging around the midlands entertaining for over 13 years.

Set 3 – Silicone taxis

The Silicone Taxis are a 4 piece Soul, Funk and Bloosey Boogie Band. Their endless catalogue of songs continue to grow from James Brown, Sam and Dave and Wilson Pickett to the sweet soul of The Temptations and Smokey Robinson and classics by The Coasters, Robert Parker and Stevie Wonder.

Set 4 – Foo Fighters Tribute – Foo 5ighters

Foo 5ighters are a UK based rock band dedicated to paying tribute to the Foo Fighters one of Americas most iconic rock bands.

Sunday 12th March Music from 12:30pm

Set 1 – Clarksville mountain band

The Clarksville Mountain Band is an acoustic trio playing well known songs in a Bluegrass style with a twist. The bands have been delighting crowds with their music for over for 8 years playing a variety of venues plus festivals both in the UK and Ireland. Guaranteed to liven up your Sunday!!

Set 2 – Ed Sheeran experience

Jacks aim is to ensure everybody receives the full Ed Sheeran experience. Songs from all albums including the extended Wembly edition are performed and are full of the beat boxing, percussion and vocal sounds which are recorded live via his loop station to allow him to make a track right there in front of the audience. An incredible scene to witness, if you have never experienced a loop station getting to see up close and personal how tracks are created is a mind blowing experience.

The International Food Stalls on site will include:-

  • Pizzas Traders offering Neapolitan style pizzas made and cooked to order in a wood fire oven. All their dough is homemade fresh on site, along with all the topping and ingredients. Watch the whole process of their pizza being made from rolling, to topping, going into the fire and being sliced creating a unique street food experience for everyone


  • Miss Piggy’s BBQ - a  ‘U.S.A.’ style BBQ team and caterer based in Leicestershire . They are two times European Champions & 3 times British BBQ Champions so they are guaranteed to cook up a feast, perfect to compliment all the great beer on offer.


  • Sausage hut serving smoked sausage & Jumbo pork sausages with all the trimmings

Day Ticket: £10 to include three beer tasting samples (equivalent to one pint) for either Friday 3pm - 12am or Saturday 11am - 12am or Sunday 11am - 5pm.

All Weekend Ticket: £15 includes six beer tasting samples (Friday 3pm - Sunday 5pm).

Card holding CAMRA members Half Price! (CAMRA members should call to get this offer and quote their membership number and bring their card for identification on the day)

Book now on line or call 01283 532880

New Offer! On one joint ticket you can now also enjoy:-

A Half Hogshead tour of The National Brewery Centre Museum, which incorporates the Bass collection and the William Worthington micro-brewery.  Plus! A beer appreciation skills lecture with a full beer and food tasting session, giving guidance on how beer is made, how best to taste it and how it can be matched with the variety of food types freshly prepared by our experienced Chef.

The tours will occur on each day of the event at:-

  • Friday 10th March 4pm  
  • Saturday 11th – 11am & 3pm
  • Sunday 12th – 11am & 3pm

The Tour lasts around 3 hours.

Joint Ticket: Entry to International Festival of Beer on one day (includes three beer tasting samples per adult) and Half Hogshead Tour – just £32.50.

(Ticket covers entry to The International Festival of Beer for either Friday 3pm – 12midnight or Saturday 11am – 12midnight or Sunday 11am - 5pm.)

   To book your joint ticket call 01283 532 880

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