Plymouth Beer Festival being held this weekend at Plymouth Pavilions
THE PLYMOUTH Beer Festival will be honoured with good ale and good company this weekend.
Headlining the musical entertainment tonight is the legendary Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof, famous for Live Aid – and not liking Mondays.
The two-day event, which started yesterday at the Plymouth Pavilions, is in association with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) and will feature over 165 real ales, 60 ciders and ten perries.
Boasting the largest selection of cider and perry in the South West, this year's event will also feature a foreign bar stocked with some of the best beers around.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Irish singer, songwriter, occasional actor and author Bob Geldof rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s with tunes like Rat Trap, looking After Number One and I Don't Like Mondays. His most successful single was the co-written 'Do They Know It's Christmas', while his most successful gig was undoubtedly Live Aid which saw simultaneous concerts in London and Philadelphia to raise money for the Ethiopian famine.
He was granted an honorary knighthood by the Queen and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace"
He has continued to release solo albums since the demise of the Boomtown Rats and his 2001 hit album 'How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell' was his first since 2001's 'Sex, Age & Death'.
No under 18s can be admitted to the festival which will be open from 12noon to 11pm, Friday and Saturday with live music from 9pm.
Tickets cost £10 for entry on Saturday after 6.10pm in advance, or £12 on the door. It is £3 admission for CAMRA members except Saturday evening.
To book tickets contact the Box Office on 0845 1461460 or visit www.plymouthpavilions.com/beerfestival for 'print at home' ticketing'.