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8th August 2016 - Jeramiah Ferrari Confirmed for Reet Good Beer Festival
Popular local band, Jeramiah Ferrari are the latest act to confirm they will be performing at the Reet Good Beer Festival, a 4-day beer and music extravaganza being held on 22 – 25 September in Wigan Town Centre.
The 4-piece band will be bringing their unique brand of reggae, rock, ska and punk to the Thursday night of the event, which is held behind Wigan Youth Zone on Mesnes Field.
Jeramiah Ferrari have a strong following locally, enjoying critical acclaim and have taken to festival stages across Europe. The band will be joining other local acts on Thursday 22 for a night of fantastic music, all in aid of the Wigan Youth Zone charity.
23rd May 2016 - Tickets go on sale for the 2nd annual Reet Good festival
The dates have been set and 2016's Reet Good Beer Festival promises to be even bigger and better.
The event will take place from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 September, with tickets on sale now in the 'Tickets' section of the site.
The festival will feature 100 beers, ciders and perries also new for this year, the addition of an exclusive Prosecco Bar – for those who want a little extravagance with their pie and peas. In addition to the array of ales and refreshments on offer, they’ll be a myriad of foods available at the festival including curries, chilli and BBQ favourites.
The entertainment for this year’s event is also being super-sized, with over 5 top-quality acts on every single day of the festival. Confirmed acts so far include QE2, a popular Queen Tribute Act playing on Friday 23rd and The Angelettes topping the bill on Saturday night, a top-notch Soul and Motown trio.
The Sunday of the festival will be family-friendly with soft play, inflatables for the kids and performances from Pemberton Old Wigan and Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Bands.
2nd September 2015 - Top Brass heads to 1st annual Reet Good Beer Fest.
One of the world's premier brass bands is heading to Wigan this month for the first time.
Fresh from appearances at the Royal Albert Hall and performing at the Bridgewater Hall with the Halle Orchestra, Foden's Band will hit the first Reet Good Beer Festival on September 20th.
The band will perform as part of the Beer and Brass family day at the beer festival organised to raise funds for Wigan Youth Zone.
They will be joined by local favourites The Pemberton Old DW Brass Band.
Band Manager Mark Wilkinson said: "We are really looking forward to this performance. This is the first beer festival we have played and I'm pretty sure this is the first time we have performed in Wigan.
"We are thrilled to be working alongside the Pemberton band and of course raising money for such a great cause."
Foden's band were established in 1900 and today currently hold the record for the number of area contest wins with an unprecedented 18 North West titles. Most recently the band have cemented themselves as one of the leading Brass Bands in the world winning a rare and exceptional "Double", being crowned 2012 British Open champions and the 2012 National Champions of Great Britain.
Around the world Foden's Band is a trademark that musicians associate with inestimable class and musicianship.
This fact is reflected in the wide variety of countries that the band has toured; Italy, Switzerland, America, Ireland, France, Norway, Finland and Israel to name but a few.
Pemberton Old Band has a long and outstanding history that dates back to the late 19th century. In recent years the organisation has gone from strength to strength and has an established Championship Section Band.
They also have a 'B' Band currently well placed and conducted by Peter Ashley and a Junior Band that boasts some 30 youngsters trained by John Don-Duncan.
The Reet Good Beer Festival will take place from Thursday September 17th to Sunday September 20th on Mesnes Field, the green space across the road from Morrisons Wigan.
The weekend will feature around 100 ales from across the country as well as lagers, ciders and perries. A hog roast, delicious snacks, fresh ice cream, a prosecco bar.
Adult tickets for Sunday's Beer and Brass family day cost just £3, or £1 concessions, and can be purchased in advance on the website or on the door.
It is the only day children will be allowed into the festival and under 18s go free but must be accompanied by an adult.
6th July - There’s a new beer festival for Wigan and it’s going to be reet good!
The Reet Good Beer Festival will take place on Mesnes Field in the heart of Wigan Town Centre from September 17 – 20th.
The event will feature beers from breweries across Wigan Borough, the north west and beyond.
Wigan’s five main brewers Prospect, All Gates, Martland, Hophurst and Problem Child have already pledged their support, and new beers from across the UK are being added to the line-up each day.
There’ll also be music including everything from Soul and Motown to Britpop and acoustic guitar to Wigan legends Chonkinfeckle.
All proceeds will go towards Wigan Youth Zone so they can continue to raise the aspirations of the borough’s young people.
Spencer Parry, festival organiser and WYZ Fundraising and Events Manager, said: “We run a lot of events to raise the £1.6 million required to run Wigan Youth Zone each year.
“The Reet Good Beer Festival will give the average man who can’t donate hundreds of pounds to us the chance to support us and give something back to the town simply by buying a ticket and popping down for a few drinks.
“It’s going to be such a great weekend and we’re announcing new beers all the time. We’re so excited to be putting on Wigan’s newest beer festival and I can promise it really is going to be reet good.”
The beer festival will take place in a marquee erected on a large fenced area on Mesnes Field, the green space across the road from Wigan Indoor Market.
The event will not affect the activity at Wigan Youth Zone and will be run as an entirely independent event, and security and extra policing will be on site to keep town centre disruption to a minimum.
Volunteers will not only help run the beer festival but will help with a post event clean up to ensure Mesnes Field is left exactly as it was found.
Tickets will start from just £3 rising to £7 for the busier sessions and will be available online or on the door (until the 500 person capacity is reached). Food and drink packages are also available as well as barrel sponsorship and corporate packages.
For more information, to volunteer or to book tickets go to www.reetgoodbeerfest.co.uk
16th June - All the Wigan Breweries are on board!
All 5 of the real ale breweries based in the Wigan Borough have agreed to supply their real ales to the Reet Good Beer Festival.
We are expecting many other breweries from across the North West and beyond to confirm their intention to showcase their great craft beers.
18th June - www.reetgoodbeerfest.co.uk website goes live
Our new website, designed by Wigan company, Heron Marketing, have officially launched our event website. You can find out all the latest news and purchase your festival tickets direct from the website.