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Yeovil Beer & Cider Festival celebrates first successful year

posted 05 Jun 2024
Yeovil Beer & Cider Festival celebrates first successful year

The first ever Yeovil Beer & Cider Festival held at Westlands Entertainment Venue has been hailed a great success by the organisers, with £6,000 raised for local charities and good causes.

Held across Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May, Westlands welcomed more than 1,250 people to the festival which showcased a diverse range of 49 beers & ales plus 38 ciders.

Festival-goers were kept entertained with live music across two stages on both days that involved bands and performers including Twisted Vinyl, Velvet Thunder, Guitarist On Wheels, Bad Uncle, Frazer Mitchell, D-State, Sophie Joanne and Moonshine Hillbillies – amongst others.


Above: Moonshine Hillbillies

Rebecca Thomas, Events and Operations Manager at Westlands Entertainment Venue, said: “We are thrilled with the success, support and feedback we have received about how well organised the festival was and how well it worked at Westlands. Westlands is home to some great live entertainment and events so we are pleased to add another festival in the community that will be coming back once again for everyone to enjoy. We are also pleased to be able to support local charities and good causes by raising money at the festival.”

Yeovil Beer & Cider Festival raised a total of £6,000 for local charities and good causes including Yeovil Hospital Charity, Freewheelers, Yeovil Opportunity Group, the Foyer Club Charity, Castaway Theatre Group and the SHiNE Bursary Fund.

The Yeovil Beer & Cider Festival will be back in 2025 with confirmed dates of Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April. Tickets will be going on sale in the coming weeks so look out for full details on our social media channels and in venue.


Above: Saturday headliners D-State performing in the Ballroom at Westlands

Martin Hacker, Marketing Manager at Westlands Entertainment Venue, added: “We would like to thank everyone who came to the festival and also those who sponsored and contributed to the running, including Bradford Building Supplies, Cow & Apple, John Burton Signs, Premier Pastries and Radio Cabs. We’ll be back in 2025 bigger and better after learning so much from our first year, so we hope to see you there - Cheers to good time and great brews!”

Also being planned at Westlands Entertainment Venue for 2025 is an Oktoberfest, adding to the growing number of events taking place at the venue.


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