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It’s not just all about the beer! A full cask of entertainment has now been announced for this year’s Knutsford Beer Festival!

Whilst the plethora of craft ales on offer remains the top reason to visit the 2018 Knutsford Beer Festival in April, organisers have revealed an exciting line up of bands to tempt visitors too.

The festival, which takes place on Friday 20th April and Saturday 21st April at Egerton Youth Club on Mereheath Lane in Knutsford, has pulled together a fantastic live entertainment offer.

Those attending on the Saturday evening can raise a tankard to one of the best and most energetic folk bands in the country right now: Merry Hell.

“Currently the band are in the middle of a sold UK tour so, we are super proud to have them playing for us right here in Knutsford,” commented organisers.

Nominated in the best band category in 2017 Folking Awards – expect rousing anthems, romantic ditties and acoustic ballads in this exclusive extended acoustic show.

A real treat is in store for visitors on Friday too courtesy of festival favourites, and Chester’s finest, Bad Dukes and Beggars.

Expect the unexpected! Kingston meets Knutsford in the bands’ Ska-style fusion, bringing classic Ska hits and a few surprises!

Entertainment organiser Paul Langley commented: “We aim to get you dancing throughout Friday and Saturday evening by showcasing the very best in live music at this year’s beer festival.

He added: “Merry Hell are one of the UK’s finest and most popular folk bands. It’s a real coup. Bad Dukes and Beggars are widely tipped to be big on the ever-popular Ska circuit.”

Completing the line up, providing musical ambience for Thursday’s sponsor’s evening, is Knutsford’s very own Fine Lines.

They will be playing exclusive tracks from their new album before heading out on the road to play at various festivals across the UK.

The Knutsford Beer Festival has again teamed up with the Knutsford & District Scouts to provide a mini-bus service to this year’s event, with volunteer Scout leaders driving festival-goers between the town centre and the event.

The bus will operate between Knutsford Bus Station and Egerton Youth Club, ferrying patrons to and from the event throughout each session.

A small voluntary donation of £1 will be requested from users of the service, with profits from this will go to the Scouts.

This means that ticket holders travelling from out of town to Knutsford (by train or bus, for example) will not have to walk out to Egerton, and will have easy access to town centre before and after the event.

Beer festival chairman Andrew Malloy said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this additional service again to our guests, to make their journey to our event that little bit easier, this also means people can visit the many businesses in town before and after our event.”

Tickets are available now from: www.knutsfordbeerfestival.org.uk/tickets

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