Live music lined up for Ropetackle Beer Festival

Ropetackle Beer Festival returns for its sixth consecutive year
Ropetackle Beer Festival returns for its sixth consecutive year

LIVE music and poetry are lined up for the Ropetackle Beer Festival, which is returning for its sixth consecutive year.

Taking place on Friday and Saturday, the festival is presented by The Wellington Brewhouse and Attila The Stockbroker at the Ropetackle Arts Centre, in Little High Street, Shoreham.

Ropetackle spokesman Mark Phillips said: “Back for an amazing sixth consecutive year, the Ropetackle Beer Festival returns this February with a superb selection of beers, ciders, perries, delicious food, and lively upbeat music.

“Once again we’re teaming up with Southwick poet Attila the Stockbroker and Shoreham’s very own Wellington Brewhouse to deliver another wonderful weekend of festivities.”

He said there was a ‘really strong’ live music presence this year, with Friday evening featuring Brighton indie outfit The Galleons, Shoreham folk heroes Laura Ward and The Risen Road, and Australian blues singer Rory Ellis.

Saturday sees a relaxing afternoon session and in the evening, Harlow heroes Newtown Neurotics and Sussex-based folk-punk outfit Bandana Collective finish off the festivities.

Food will also be available throughout from the Ropetackle Café. More than 25 beers, plus ciders and perries, will be sourced by Rob Jones, owner of the Duke of Wellington pub in Shoreham.

The Friday session, 6pm to 11.30pm, costs £7. There are two Saturday sessions, midday to 5.15pm, at £4, and 6pm to 11.30pm, at £7. Call 01273 464440 to book.