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East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival in Bury St Edmunds opens first round of tickets



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The date for the first release of tickets for the 29th East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival has been announced this week.

Organised by the West Suffolk Branch of Camra (The Campaign for Real Ale), this year’s event, between August 25 and 30, will be held in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, in Bury St Edmunds, instead of The Apex where the last festival was held in April 2019.

A limited number of first release tickets go on sale on Tuesday - these ‘early bird’ tickets offer discounts of up to 20 per cent and guarantee Fast Track admission.

Martin Bate, organiser of the East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival, raising a glass at the last one in 2019.
Martin Bate, organiser of the East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival, raising a glass at the last one in 2019.

Martin Bate, festival organiser, said “Making the first tranche of tickets available brings home to us that the festival is only three months away.

“It is so exciting as we have worked tirelessly with the cathedral and our other charity partners, St Nicholas Hospice, and the Round Table to ensure we host the biggest and the best beer and cider festival Bury St Edmunds has ever seen.

Camra, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has promoted the festival for the past 30 years and since the festival’s inception it has raised and distributed more than £100,000 to charities and good causes.

The festival has also been recognised by Visit England as a Covid secure event by awarding it a ‘Good to Go’ accreditation.

Revd Philip Banks, resident canon precentor at the cathedral, on behalf of the Dean,said: “We look forward to welcoming this new ‘congregation’ through our doors.”

For details on the festival, go to burystedmundsbeerfestival.com.

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