The North Leeds Charity Beer Festival is returning after a two-year break, celebrating its tenth anniversary.

North Leeds Charity beer fest

The festival, on 8th and 9th April, is run for the Rotary Club of Roundhay, which itself is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

There will be a good selection of locally-brewed beers, along with the popular gin and prosecco bar. A great programme of music, from jazz to hard rock, is also being planned.

Organisers are following Covid guidelines for hosting the event while the disease is still out there.

Over the years, the festival has served 8,500 drinkers with more than 50,000 glasses of beer, and has staged 110 performances by local bands and artistes, with over 420 musicians involved.

These efforts have enabled the Rotary Club to donate more than £50,000 to local, national, and international charities. Local charities to benefit include John Jamieson School, Cash for Kids, CATCH Harehills, St Gemma’s, and Roundhay Stroke Club.

“The event is run on an entirely voluntary basis and we thank all volunteers, whether it be serving beer, dishing up pie and peas, selling tokens, or helping with the set-up and break down of the event,” said the organisers. “A special thank you to Sam Parker for his work on organising the beers, and for personally tasting and approving each one!

“We have fantastic support from our sponsors — our headline sponsors being Morley Glass and Glazing and Express in the Home — and all our individual barrel sponsors. Please give them your support. Thanks also to our hosts, North Leeds Cricket Club, for the use of the premises.

• The festival will be held on 8th and 9th April at North Leeds Cricket Club, Old Park Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1JX. There are session from 5pm-11pm on Friday, and noon-11pm on Saturday. Full details on the festival website.

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