Real ale treat in store for music festival fans

Swindon Advertiser: Lechlade, where the festival is held Lechlade, where the festival is held

THE organisers of the Lechlade Music Festival have confirmed Wychwood Brewery will host the main bar stage marquee and supply ales at the 2014 event.

The popular three-day music festival, held at Riverside Country Park along the banks of the Thames in Lechlade, is heading into its fourth year.

Wychwood Brewery’s legendary Hobgoblin ale will be the star of the show, with the bar stage and beer tent renamed The Hobgoblin. The Witney-based brewery, now home to both Wychwood and Brakspear beers, is one of the UK’s leading producers of traditionally hand crafted ale and exports to markets worldwide.

“We’re excited to have Wychwood Brewery on board,” said festival director Jennie Rainsford.

“A large proportion of our festival-goers come for the real ales. “Along with Hobgoblin there will be beers from Ringwood, Brakspear and Jennings.

“We will even have a Lechlade Festival ale and we’ll be running a competition in the next couple of months to name the brew.”

This year’s event takes place during the May bank holiday from Friday, May 23, to Sunday, May 25. More than 80 bands and performers will bring live music to the event, along with free family workshops and a burlesque revue. A new third stage is being introduced, housed in giant teepees with a cocktail lounge and bar, along with increased camping capacity and a wider range of workshops.

Early bird tickets are on sale until tomorrow, children 16 and under are admitted free.

Find out more at www.lechladefestival.co.uk or www.facebook.com/LechladeFestival or Twitter @LechladeFest.

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