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Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

38th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

The 38th Derby City Charter Beer Festival will be held in July 2015.

The next organising meeting will be held at a venue to be advised from 20:00 (8pm) on 6th May 2015. Anyone who can spare time to help organise the 2015 festival is more than welcome to come.


Yes it will be back! During May and June we will again run an ale trail around Derby and the locality to promote Mild in May. So look out for more news here and in Derby Drinker. If anyone would like to suggest a pub for the trail, please contact the Summer Secretary (see Contact Us). 


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.


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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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