Beer festival is backed by property business

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A LEEDS property business has backed next weekend’s inaugural Headingley Beer Festival.

The event, at the New Headingley Club on St Michael’s Road, will raise cash for charities Sue Ryder and Candlelighters.

Leeds firm Morgans, which has a Headingley office, is supporting the event from next Friday to Sunday which is expected to attract 2,500 people.

The festival will feature more than 40 beers and ciders from Ilkley Brewery and entertainment from Feral Sun, The Reeds, When I Get My Plane, The Chasing Dark, The Seaguls, Ego Killer and Plastic Rabbits.

Organiser Dave Johnson said: “This is the first year that we have run the festival and we have had such a positive response from local people and businesses that are all backing the event.”

Morgans managing director Jonathan Morgan said: “It’s Headingley’s first ever real ale festival and online ticket sales have already proved that there is a real appetite for this sort of event.”

Our picture shows, from the left, Charlotte Stern of Sue Ryder, Chris Hill of the Festival Committee, Jonathan Morgan, Sarah-Jane Meyers of Sue Ryder, Dave Johnson and Ranny Barn from the Festival Committee and Carole Shaw from Candlelighters.

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