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Beer and cider festival organisers hoping for best event yet

A vast array of beer, cider and live music are will have fans flocking to Cumbria for an upcoming festival.

Organisers of the Workington Beer and Cider Festival have announced this year’s event will take place from Thursday, September 18 to Saturday 20.

A total of 64 beers and ciders will be available to try across three says at the Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre.

The festival will also host some of the area’s best bands and musicians, encompasses rockabilly, stomping R’n’B, country, blues, Celtic rock, punk-folk and good-time, sing-along rock ’n’ roll.

This year’s festival, which runs daily from 6pm until midnight, is the most ambitious yet.

As well as putting on a memorable music and beer event, organisers also support many good causes, including local and national charities.

Last year’s Workington Beer & Cider Festival managed to raise in excess of £8,000.

The line-up for event has now been confirmed.

Thursday will see sets from west Cumbria’s own tribute to Irish/Celtic music Plastic Paddy; brand new retro-rockabilly revivalists The Mustangz, and the north east’s kings of jumping R ’n’ B, The Revolutionaires.

Friday sees Dublin-born singer and guitarist Paul O’Halloran offering his own distinctive take on folk, rock and pop classics, followed by a raucous combination of country and Irish music from The Holborn Hillbillies, with a closing set from local favourites The Bleedin’ Blaggards, whose unique sound combines blues, country, reggae, Irish, rock and soul.

Saturday night culminates in an appearance by Ulverston’s Bag Of Spanners with support from Workington-based six-piece The Hoochie Coochie Moonshine Band.

Admission each evening is £5, with Saturday’s afternoon session only £2.50.

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