RG7 sees the return of the Burghfest Beer & Music festival on 22 and 23 September 2023 showcasing local cask ale and craft beer, ciders, gins, food vendors and bands in a family-friendly environment.
As Burghfield Santas end a run of Friday evening summer holiday pop-up pubs on the local Recreation Ground, focus turns to their annual two-day beer and music festival on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September 2023.
What it is
“Throughout the summer we’ve been testing new beers and food vendors so we can showcase the best the local area has to offer,” one of the organisers told Penny Post. “This year we’ll have the widest variety of beers ever, with around forty casks ales, ten craft keg lines, local ciders and a gin and prosecco bar.
“We get well over two thousand people of all ages each day and there will be plenty to keep families entertained with the music stage and fairground. From noon until 2pm on Saturday we’ve some of the brewers coming down for a chat – so if you want to find out more about what you’re drinking, don’t miss that.”
Festival favourites Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes headline Friday night. Saturday’s entertainment starts with Burghfield’s oldest boy band, Sonic Weapon; early evening sees the fabulous The Small Strings Ukulele band back by popular demand, with popular rock and indie covers band, Dirtbag closing the festival.
Prices and deals
Under 18s are free. Weekend tickets costs £17, day tickets £12 and glass rental £2.50. If you’re short of cash but still want to go, there are still a few four-hour volunteer slots available. The deal here is you day entry and the opportunity to raise funds for your local school, club or society through the Burghfield Santa’s affiliate programme (state the name when you register, payment is strictly direct to the organisation’s bank account). All profits for the event go to Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
Where and when
Burghfest 2023 is held at the Recreation Ground in Burghfield Common, RG7 3EN from 3 to 11pm on Friday 22 September and noon to 11pm on Saturday 23 September.
Please walk or use Reading Buses Lime 2/2a.
For more information
Please visit the website for tickets, volunteering and affiliate information, stage times, bar menus and pricing and sponsorship opportunities.