Pray for sunshine as B in the Bear is back for 2014

Julie Taylor and Karen Pringle selling tickets for B in teh Bear VII
Julie Taylor and Karen Pringle selling tickets for B in teh Bear VII

The pub might have changed hands but don’t worry local music fans, The Brown Bear will be rocking in the name of charity once again next weekend.

B in the Bear 7 looked like it could have been in some doubt when its former owners left but luckily the new team at the helm of The Brown Bear rallied round and confirmed a few weeks ago that they were able to host the annual fundraiser in aid of Berwick and District Cancer Support Group.

The date is set for next Sunday, August 25 and a lineup is being finalised with bands asking organiser Julie Taylor if they can play rather than her having to ask them.

On the lineup are some B in the Bear veterans like The Joe Mangels and We Were Kings, who have tasted success in the international Hard Rock Rising competition this year.

Joining them at the bank holiday bash are Roger West, who will play a solo set and a set with his group Point Blank, The Risky Numbers, The Guilty Pleasures, Robert, Knox and Wyse and Louie.

“Me and Julie had spoken on the side about wanting to do it but it was only about six weeks ago that we knew it was definitely going to happen,” Brown Bear manager Karen Pringle told ‘WOW’.

“Tickets are going fast and there’s people been in the pub that we haven’t seen for a while been back into get some.

“I’m really thrilled for the event, for Berwick and for the charity that it’s going ahead,” Julie commented.

“It’s all about good weather and good fun although one of our best years was actually when it chucked it down. People were dripping wet but still having fun!”

As well as the money from the £7 tickets going to the Cancer Support and all the acts playing for free, the Brown Bear has been raising money by selling cardboard butterflies for people to write a message on. They will form a memory roof for B in the Bear and then be displayed somewhere in the pub after the event as a lasting memento.

Tickets are on sale now behind the bar at the Brown Bear.

The music gets going at 2pm next Sunday and as well as an outside bar and food, some great raffle prizes will also be up for grabs.