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Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

37th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

Festival now closed for 2014. We will be back next July and don't forget the National Winter Ales Festival in Derby in February 2015.

The 2014 Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival was held on the Market Place, Derby. The theme for this years festival was 50 years of Derby Mountain Rescue - we hope you will agree this is a very worthy cause.

Wednesday 9th July our deputy Mayor stands with the Beer King outside the entrance of the festival, beer in hand, to open the 37th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival.


Now the festival is over we can all sit back and ponder over what went well and what did not go so well. We will be holding a washup meeting to collect everyones thoughts at the Alexandra Hotel, Siddals Road, Derby on 19th August starting at 20:00 (8pm). Everyone is welcome, but we do ask to keep you comments short to help time. Alternatively send you comments to the summery secretary or the festival chairman. Email addresses are given in the "Contact Us" page.


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Wednesday: Main act from our twin city of Osnabrück is NowWay2Norway supported by and The Heron Brothers

Thursday: Lunch time is Martin Atterbury (Theatre Organ) and The Ripley Morris Men providing some fringe entertainment. Evening session is headlned by Willie & The Bandits supported by Weathered Eye

Friday: Lunch time is Brookside Jazz Band. Evening session is headlined by The Wam Bam Band and supported by The Dark Horses .

Saturday: Lunch time is 3 Eyed Fox withfringe entertainment provided by Sheffield Steel Rapper and Black Pig Border Morris Evening Session is headlined by Ferocious Dog and supported by The Lauren Strange Quartet

Sunday: Blues Town



As with all CAMRA Beer Festivals, the Derby Summer Beer Festival is staffed entirely by volunteers who come along to promote real ale in the City of Derby. 


Presentation of Cheque for the Mayors Charities

On the 11th March 2014 we presented the Mayor of Derby, Fareed Hussain, with a cheque for his charities from the proceeds of the 36th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival. So on behalf of the Mayor and his charities thankyou to all who came and drank, ate and were merry. Of course thanks to all the hard working CAMRA volunteers.


For further information contact the Chairman, Russ Gilbert  on 07909 967142 or email


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