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Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

38th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival



Photo courtesy of Graham Whitmore Photography

Plans for the Derby CAMRA City Charter Beer Festival are going well. The venue is still intended to be the Market Place in a giant marquee. Due to the popularity of this location last year excitement across the city is growing. On St Patrick's Day the festival committee presented the Mayor of Derby with a generous donation towards his chosen charities. These are; The British Heart Foundation, Dementia Care & The Midland Doctors Association. As the festival holds 'City Charter' status they are very proud to support these causes. Naturally there was beer on hand and a generous turn out of volunteers to greet the Mayor. Over the coming months planning for the event will continue. Beer and announcements will be made when confirmed so watch this space!

The festival will be open from 8th-12th July 2015. Cheers!


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. If you would like to take part your help will be gratefully received no matter how big or small your commitment. To volunteer, please complete a staffing form by following the link below:


Organising Committee

The next organising meeting will be held at The Alexandra Hotel, Siddals Road from 20:00 (8pm) on 3rd June 2015. Anyone who can spare time to help organise the 2015 festival is more than welcome to come.


Yes it is back! We are again running an ale trail around 22 pubs in Derby and the locality to promote Mild in May. Anyone visiting 10 or more different pubs can claim free entry to the Beer Festival as well as some free beer. See the home page for more information or consult the latest Derby Drinker. 


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We can confirm that the following bands have now been secured to headline during the evenings;
Wednesday 8th July Ockbrook Big Band 
Thursday 9th July Aistaguca 
Friday 10th July The Modern Affair 
Saturday 11th July The UK Chicago Blues 


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


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