Bournemouth Beer Festival

The Big Bournemouth Beer Festival is back at the BIC this Easter weekend for the 8th year!

Enjoy a weekend of traditional real ales and ciders, novelty and seasonal beers, with not a chocolate bunny to be seen!

With a great line-up of live music, and some exciting things on the menu –  smokehouse brisket chilli and Kansas City style pulled pork!

There are ticketed sessions on Friday and Saturday and the admission price includes a souvenir beer glass, tasting guide and £1.50 worth of drinks vouchers.

The Friday and Saturday sessions include live music from some of the best local talent;

  • Friday (Evening) – The Jimmy Hillbillies – a seven-piece good-time, hoedowning, “Rockabilly Stomp” outfit straight out of Dorset
  • Saturday 26 (Lunchtime) – The Floaters – quite simply one of the best live bands on the south coast
  • Saturday 26 (Evening) – The Vintage Dogs – combine their individual backgrounds in Rock’n’Roll, Punk, Alternative and Glam Rock, throw in a bit of Classic Rock and kick out a few anthems to boot
  • The weekend ends with the famous ‘Sup-up Sunday’. A non-ticketed session with no admission fee and the Gigs and Rigs open Mic. This is the final session and all beer must go!

Session Times:

Friday Evening – 6.30pm-11.30pm

Saturday Afternoon – 12pm-5pm

Saturday Evening – 6.30pm-11.30pm

‘Sup-Up Sunday’ – 12pm-Finish

Book tickets for The Big Bournemouth Beer Festival at the BIC, and then book a stay at the Arlington, just 400m from the BIC. Call the Arlington on 01202 552879 or book online