Newark CAMRA presents their 17th annual beer festival.
Running from Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May, there will once again be a great line-up of bands to help the beer go down.
This year’s entertainment lineup is as follows:
Friday 25th May
- 3pm – 3:30pm QUIZ
Brain teasing time again with resident “brainiac” Mark Taylor.
- 8:30pm – 10pm THE MACHINE SHED BAND
The Machine Shed Band are a Cambridge based “Rock” “Blues” “Soul” and “Boogie” band with many years’ experience playing pubs, clubs and festivals up and down the country. The four piece consists of Russ Squires – bass, Doug Martin – vocals, rhythm and slide guitar, Dave Keeling – guitars, keyboards and Simon Martin – drums. www.machineshedband.com
Saturday 26th May
- 2pm – 3pm GUY MAILE
Singer/songwriter Guy Maile makes a welcome return to Newark and the Festival having appeared here way back in 2007 but has very much kept in touch with regular appearances at the Fox and Crown in Newark. With a mix of original songs and classic covers from the likes of Bob Dylan, The Police and Pink Floyd Guy’s smoky vocals and beautiful acoustic guitar sound are well suited to any drinking establishment.
- 3pm – 3:30pm QUIZ
Time to shake up those brain cells once again with today’s instalment
- 4pm – 5:15pm HOLD THE LINE
A classic rock covers band that originally started out as Natural Born Boogie and played the festival 2 years ago under that guise. Re-formed in July 2011, the band cover material from the 1960s onwards and consist of Dave on guitar and vocals, Slick on lead guitar, Graham on drums and Annie on bass and backing vocals
- 6-15pm – 7:30pm PARKER
A four piece covers band from Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire, they have a very diverse set list, covering such artists as The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and the Beatles. If you like your performances gritty, rockin’ and with attitude, don’t miss these guys. Guitarist Dean is a regular face at the festival, last time performing with the band King-Size Operator who completed a short tour in America, so there is plenty of quality and experience in this line-up.
- 8:30pm – 10pm THE ALMABOOBIES
Making a welcome return after last year’s amazing headline, 2 dynamic sisters, plus one guy rocking out together are now breathing new life into female fronted rock, ignoring stereotypes and peer pressure on the way, Victoria and Elizabeth Ellis along with local lad John Joe Gaskin on drums, blend urgent bittersweet harmonies with power chord driven rock, with over 700 gigs under their belt you will not appreciate them until you see them live and let them show you that GIRLS ROCK HARDER THAN THE BOYS. www.thealmaboobies.com
Sunday 27th May
- 12:15pm – 2:30pm THE BRIDGE STREET STOMPERS
An ever revolving group of likeminded international musicians playing Dixie land jazz and popular tunes from the twenties and thirties, they take their name from the town Centre Street here in Newark where they often busked, weather permitting at lunchtimes and weekends
- 2-30pm – 3pm QUIZ
Your last chance to win a gallon of beer with today’s brain teasers
- 3pm – 4pm THE BRIDGE STREET STOMPERS
More from “The Stompers” to wind down the festival and send you merrily home with your feet still tapping and a tune in your head.