Ex­cite­ment as fes­ti­val line-up is an­nounced

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THE beer is brew­ing, the or­der for sunny weather is in, and now the line-up for the Macclesfield Beer Fes­ti­val has been an­nounced.

And bet­ter still, a free bus will shut­tle guests to and from the event.

The 21st Macclesfield Beer Fes­ti­val, which is held each year at Macclesfield Rugby Club, takes place over the week­end of May 8 and 9.

Not only is there a bevy of spec­tac­u­lar beer on of­fer, but the mu­sic is also set to make for a fan­tas­tic event – with Charli White, He­len Wal­ford and Joe Barker join­ing with Monkey Har­ris & Big Jam on the bill.

Each of the acts per­form­ing on Satur­day af­ter­noon are reg­u­lars on the Macclesfield mu­sic scene. Charli and Joe are both from the area, while He­len is orig­i­nally from Nashville, Ten­nessee, but is now Macclesfield based.

They will be per­form­ing at the Satur­day day­time ses­sion, which will in­clude a tombola and raf­fle, bar skit­tles and bal­loon sculp­tures.

Vis­i­tors can also en­joy wood fired piz­zas, a hog roast, sand­wiches and pies.

The Satur­day day­time ses­sion, which is free to at­tend, is open from mid­day to 3.30pm.

Ben White­ley, chair­man of Macclesfield Round Ta­ble which has or­gan­ised the event, said: “We’re de­lighted to have some of the lo­cal area’s favourite regular per­form­ers at­tend­ing this year’s Satur­day day­time ses­sion.

“It’s set to be a great ses­sion with good mu­sic, food and a huge va­ri­ety of beers to en­joy.”

As al­ways a free bus ser­vice will run be­tween 6.45pm and 12.30pm each evening to take guests to and from the event from Wa­ters Green Tav­ern in Macclesfield town cen­tre.

The evening ses­sions take place from 7pm. Tick­ets for each ses­sion cost £10 and in­clude a com­mem­o­ra­tive 21st an­niver­sary glass.

They are sell­ing quickly, so or­gan­is­ers are urg­ing vis­i­tors to get their tick­ets sooner rather than later to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. Buy them from the web­site at mac­cles­field­beer­fes­ti­val.org.

Pro­ceeds from this year’s Macclesfield Beer Fes­ti­val will go to East Cheshire Hospice – the first char­ity to ben­e­fit from its spon­sor­ship when the fes­ti­val be­gan 21 years ago.

The main spon­sors are SAS Daniels and Bennett Brooks Char­tered Ac­coun­tants, but any in­di­vid­u­als who would like to sup­port the event are en­cour­aged to con­tact michael@ pr­jones­jew­ellers.co.uk.

‘It’s set to be a great ses­sion with good mu­sic, food and a huge va­ri­ety of beers’

●● He­len Wal­ford is among the mu­si­cians set to per­form at Macclesfield Beer Fes­ti­val. Be­low are Charli White (left) and Joe Barker who are also booked to ap­pear

●● John Dwyer, Cheshire’s Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner

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