The organisers behind Newquay Beer Festival promise it will be bigger and better than ever when it returns from September 20 to 22.

There will be a new site layout at the five-star Hendra Holiday Park, more undercover provision, two music stages and more than 100 beers and ciders (at least 50 of each) at the family- and dog-friendly festival.

The musicians all play free of charge to help the organisers, Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club, raise as much as possible for local charities and good causes. Already, regular Friday night favourites, The Qwest, have confirmed they will be there, and other acts over the weekend will be posted on the festival website, Facebook, and Twitter as they are announced.

Newquay Beer Festival has raised more than £40,000 for charities and good causes since it started in 2013. Over 100 supporters helped fund the festival in 2018, and there are sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses and individuals this year.

These are all shown on the website and start at £30 for a festival programme advertisement. The most popular option is sponsorship of a barrel of beer or cider for £100. All sponsors receive complimentary tickets, and barrel sponsors and above also receive some free drinks as an additional ‘thank you’ for their support.

Festival organiser, Andy Hannan, said: “It’s amazing to think we are now in our seventh year, and it is great to see so many people returning each year. Many have become friends as well as customers.”

A three-day entry ticket bought in advance costs £15, with the opportunity to stay on-site, in a caravan, camper or tent, from £7.50 per pitch. If a couple wanted to come along and stay for four nights, the total cost for the pair would be £60 (or £67 with an electric hook-up), including full access to the festival.

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