Beer fest builds on success for biggest event yet

New Headingley Club steward Ben Goulding.
New Headingley Club steward Ben Goulding.
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BEER fans will descend on a north Leeds suburb this weekend to sample brews from across the globe.

This year’s Headingley Beer Festival – which kicks off today – is set to be the biggest yet, with ticket sales outselling previous years and more bands playing than ever before.

The three-day event will be held at the New Headingley Club and will feature regional beers, English ciders and European lagers as well as a choice of food.

A line-up of 25 local bands will also be performing throughout the weekend.

Ben Goulding, club steward at The New Headingley Club, said: “Headingley Beer Festival is now firmly established in the local calendar and as a result we’ve already sold hundreds of tickets and are on target to attract several thousands of visitors from across the region over the three days.”

Five per cent of all profits from the ticket sales will be split between Wheatfields Hospice, Leeds Music Trust and Cloth Cat Leeds.

Ben added: “We are delighted that this year’s festival will support three very deserving local charities.”

Tickets for the festival, which runs until Sunday, June 1, cost £5 each and includes a pint of beer, a festival guide and a souvenir pint glass.

Property company Morgans, which has an office in Headingley, is the event’s main sponsor.

Jonathan Morgan, managing director at Morgans, said: “Since the first Headingley Beer Festival took place in 2012, the event has grown and evolved each year and always attracts a huge number of visitors.

“With several new attractions lined up, this year’s event promises to be one to remember.”

To find out more or to buy tickets for the festival, call 0113 275 7712.

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