Music line-up for Bristol Craft Beer Festival revealed


Get ready to dance on the table and hail to the ale

DJ sets from DJ Yoda, Norman Jay MBE, Jamie MacColl (Bombay Bicycle Club), Olugbenga (Metronomy) and Sip the Juice will step up to the mic for the ultimate celebration of true independent beer on the 15th – 17th September at Motion.

This year’s line-up includes turntablist, producer and cut-and-paste master DJ Yoda, the award winning pioneer of audio visual entertainment. Expect excellent mix tapes that draw inspiration from a huge range of classic movies, obscure television shows or even viral Youtube clips. 

One of the world’s most respected DJs, Norman Jay MBE is co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station KISS FM. Awarded an MBE for services to deejaying and music, Jay is well known for eclectic and upbeat sets. 

Bombay Bicycle Club are the indie rock band that burst onto the music scene after winning the chance to perform the opening slot at V Fest way back in 2006. The London Indie four-piece promise a great live performance and are guaranteed to spice up the festival. 

Electronic floor filler four-piece Metronomy will be bringing their funk infused beats and highly addictive basslines to the Bristol Craft Beer Festival this year. Bristol based Sip the Juice will also be joining the line-up, a collective of Hip Hop promoters who have been responsible for some of the biggest shows in the southwest and beyond. Their high energy sets are guaranteed to get you up and dancing.

Greg Wells, co-founder, Bristol Craft Beer Festival, commented: “We’ve brought together the best acts to compliment your brews at this year’s festival. The line up is packed full of upbeat and energetic music that will get you in the festival mood.”

Taking place in the heartland of Bristol’s brewery scene, the festival will demonstrate what puts Bristol at the forefront of the worldwide craft beer scene and bring the best of the rest from around the world to the city giving festival goers the chance to savour new flavours. 

The thirst-quenching brewery line-up, with more than 200 beers from over 30 breweries around the world includes Bristol’s Wild Beer Co, Wiper & True, Lost & Grounded and Left Handed Giant, London’s Beavertown, Verdant from Falmouth, South Bermondsey’s Partizan, Thornbridge from Derbyshire, Siren from Wokingham, North Brew from Leeds, Scotland’s Tempest and DEYA from up the road in Cheltenham. From overseas the USA will be represented by Sierra Nevada, Belgium by Brasserie De La Senne, Sweden by Beerbliotek, Holland by Oedipus and Denmark by Mikkeller.

Entry to the festival is purchased in sessions. Each session lasts for five hours:

Friday 18:30 – 23:30

Saturday 12:00 – 17:00 – 19:00 – 00:00

Sunday 12:00 – 17:00

Tickets are available from today, Thursday 9 March at and cost £38 which includes entry to the event, unlimited pours of whatever beer, from any brewer, access to the people that make the beer themselves, a free beer tasting glass and a programme.

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