Blues and beers team up for Enfield festival

By Adrian Colley in Community News

Music and mugs of beer – a combination you just can’t beat it.

Blues fans from across are invited to head to Enfield this Saturday, where Forty Hall Farm will kick off the summer with a barnstorming bash.

The blues and beer festival will feature bands on two stages and a wide selection or real ales.

It’s the second time that Forty Hall Farm, an organic farm run by Capel Manor College, has run the event.

Farm manager Kate McGeevor said: “The main thing we learnt last year was to buy more beer! We definitely underestimated how thirsty our punters would be.

“We’re also going to be showcasing a special edition ‘Brosé’ ale, which has been made by Beavertown Brewery, in collaboration with our own Forty Hall vineyard. The ale is infused with grape skins, giving it a ruby colour, and redcurrants. Definitely one for the ale aficionados!

“We’ve also got a brilliant line-up of acts, put together by the team who run our Livestock music festival. I’m looking forward to seeing Gentlemen of Few, a young bluegrass band who played a fantastic set at one of our recent music nights.’

Other acts include local legends The Blues Chapter, Low Down Dogs, The Sam Kelly Band, Jenny Wren and her Borrowed Wings, Mark Harrison, the Guy Totora Band and Boom la Tete.

There will be 20 real ales, including one from the new Enfield Brewing Co.

Advance tickets are now available online at £10 from www.fortyhallfarm.org.uk, or you can pay on the door. Doors open at 12 noon.

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