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The 30th East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival will be opens its doors at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds again to celebrate its milestone.

Having run annually since 1991, the festival, between June 14 and 19, is set to be the best festival yet says organisers, with two tribute band evenings, a ‘Pearl Anniversary Bar’ featuring ’thirty beers for 30 years’ as well as 250 real ales and 40 ciders.

Martin Bate, festival organiser, said: "Tickets are selling well for the festival. This year we have continued our commitment to offer more beer, more cider, more bars and a full entertainment programme.

Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral Joe Hawes and Martin Bate during the preparations for last year's East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Picture by Mecha Morton.
Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral Joe Hawes and Martin Bate during the preparations for last year's East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Picture by Mecha Morton.

"There will be more seating, both inside the cathedral nave and outside in the marquee and grounds. Festival food will be available at all sessions. Get your tickets now and come and share the fun."

Entry to the festival is free for Wednesday to Friday daytime sessions and all day Sunday.

Evening and Saturday sessions are chargeable but free admission is extended to themed evening sessions - armed forces and emergency services on Tuesday, 'dress to impress’ night on Wednesday and an 80’s night on Thursday.

Martin Bate with some of the organisations who were given proceeds from the 29th East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival.
Martin Bate with some of the organisations who were given proceeds from the 29th East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival.

All proceeds from the festival will support charities and good causes, with last year's event - the first at the cathedral - raising more than £30,000.

For more details on this year's festival and for tickets, go to burystedmundsbeerfestival.com