Led Zeppelin tribute headlines at Berwick Beer Festival

Thirsty work: Beer tent at the Berwick Festival. Picture: Zoltan Simonffy
Thirsty work: Beer tent at the Berwick Festival. Picture: Zoltan Simonffy
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As well as getting to sample a wide range of beverages, this year’s Berwick Beer Festival should also have the Parade jumping with so top notch music.

Starting a day earlier than the Food Festival which kicks off on Saturday, the Beer Festival will get going at 8pm tomorrow night on the main stage with a performance from the Tommy Bentz Band who are making a return to Berwick from the U S of A after proving popular at a previous gig at The Barrels.

The Bridge Street pub are organising the event along with The Music Gallery and PFL Audio who have lined up a local support act to open for the Statesiders.

Saturday’s music gets going after lunch in the courtyard with a number of familiar faces from the Berwick music scene lined up to entertain.

Saturday’s headliners are Led-into-Zeppelin who are widely regarded as the world’s number one Zeppelin tribute band.

They are sure to get the Parade rocking to hits like ‘Whole Lotta Love’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and ‘Kashmir’ but before they do it’s the job of Berwick band Hardly Original to get the crowd warmed up.

Formerly known as The Risky Numbers the band, fronted by Emma Holywell, have recently changed their name after recruiting a new guitarist.

After a raucous end to Saturday’s proceedings, Sunday’s musical offering will have a more chilled out feel with a Blues/Jazz Session from 2pm as the festival begins to wind down for another year.

Beer will be served from 12 noon each day, with the food festival starting at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Barrels’ Simon Vickers promises quality beer from north and south of the border and a bigger choice of street food vendors serving everything from tapas to curries to hog roast.

For more info visit www.berwickbeerfestival.co.uk.