Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival reaches for the sky
The Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival is reaching for the skies and organisers are calling on beer lovers to come together to support its Battle of Britain-themed beer spectacular.
Set to return to Magna between 27th-29th February, festival organisers have teamed up with South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum and visited the Doncaster-based museum to officially launch this year’s festival, alongside competition winner Kesia Elliott.
The RAF themed festival was chosen to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and to celebrate the important role South Yorkshire played in defending Britain’s shores from invasion during the summer of 1940. Inside the festival, bars will be named after some of the iconic aircraft which took part in the first major campaign to be fought solely in the skies.
For the first time the festival will also host a special gin bar and has also been chosen as just one of two festivals in the UK which will receive an exclusive beer, produced by Timothy Taylors. Throughout the three day event a diverse range of live entertainment will take to the stages inside the festival, bringing together some of the best local bands and tribute acts in the business.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support Rotherham Cancer Care Centre which provides support to people who have cancer or been affected by the disease, by providing a range of therapies and counselling sessions designed to improve quality of life.