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Bury St Edmunds Beer & Cider Festival is good to go!...

The West Suffolk Branch of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale), organisers of the 29th East Anglian Beer & Cider Festival, have announced further details about the event to be held, by kind permission of the Dean & Chapter, at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds from 25th – 30th August 2021.


The beer festival has this week been recognised by ‘Visit England’, the National Tourist Board of England, as a COVID secure event by awarding the Festival its ‘Good to Go’ accreditation which will ensure peace of mind for everyone attending. Buoyed by this recognition and the support of CAMRA nationally, the festival organisers have announced the opening hours and arrangements for online ticket sales. All proceeds will support local charities and good causes.


A limited number of first release tickets go on sale on Tuesday 25th May; these ‘early bird’ tickets offer discounts of up to 20% and guarantee Fast Track admission.


The Festival will be capacity constrained by residual Coronavirus restrictions and is expected to be over subscribed. Tickets can be obtained at


The entertainment line-up will also be announced next Tuesday (25th May) with a range of musical genres to suit every taste. Headliners will include local bands and entertainers, Sudbury based singer/songwriter Ben Smith and a headline hitting Saturday night Tribute act which remains under wraps for now!


Martin Bate, Beer Festival Organiser said “Making the first tranche of tickets available brings home to us that the Festival is only three months away. It is so exciting as we have worked tirelessly with the Cathedral and our other charity partners, St Nicholas Hospice, and the Round Table to ensure we host the biggest and best Beer & Cider Festival Bury St Edmunds has ever seen. I urge everybody to get on-line and buy their tickets now while prices are low. This will be only the second Nationally supported CAMRA Beer Festival since the lockdown easing. We are already inundated with interest so I am anticipating it will be a sell-out event.”


Revd Philip Banks, Resident Canon Precentor at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, on behalf of the Dean, commented “Working with CAMRA we’re creating an event that will showcase our wonderful Cathedral in a sympathetic manner so that everyone can enjoy it’s majestic splendour and surroundings. It is a fabulous and iconic building, at the heart of the local community, which we know will be appreciated by all who attend. We look forward to welcoming this new ‘congregation’ through our doors”


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