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Great British Beer Festival entertainment lineup revealed

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The Campaign for Real Ale has announced the entertainment lineup for this year’s Great British Beer Festival, taking place from 6-10 August at Olympia London.

Featuring rock and folk bands, string and brass groups and even a “not-so-typical” Queen tribute band, the lineup promises to appeal to beer drinkers of all musical tastes.

For the first time, a silent disco will also take place at the Festival, with three different music channels for dancers to choose from on Wednesday evening.

Festival Organiser Catherine Tonry said: “We’re excited to welcome back previous entertainers to the Great British Beer Festival, alongside those who are new for 2019.

“The range of entertainment across rock, pop, folk, disco and more will ensure the Festival is appealing to beer and cider lovers of all musical tastes.”

Now in its 42nd year, the Great British Beer Festival 2019 will boast over a thousand British and international beers, ciders and perries, alongside a wine bar and – new for 2019 – a gin bar.

The full lineup can be seen at

Full lineup:

Tuesday 6th August
7.15pm & 9pm
One of the most established String Quartets working in the field of background music since 1990.

Wednesday 7th August
Silent Disco
Eardrum-shattering speakers will be replaced by wireless headphones, as the DJ offers dancers three music channels to choose from.

Thursday 8th August
1pm & 2.30pm
The Spinners Legends
Since first forming in 1988, folk group The Spinners Legends have performed up and down the country, including two sell out concerts at the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Music Room.

7.15pm & 9pm
The Bogus Brothers
This five piece band from Yorkshire promise to deliver high energy, humour and their trademark kilts. Just back from their European tour, The Bogus Brothers are ready to rock the Great British Beer Festival.

Friday 9th August
1pm & 3.15pm
Formed in 2002, this classic rock cover band have been regulars in venues across their hometown of Reading, including a number of years headlining Reading Beer Festival.

7.15pm & 9pm
Bulsara & His Queenies
This remarkable seven piece band perform the music of Queen to an exceptional and spine-tingling standard. Made up of young music graduates and a former physics teacher, they focus on music over makeup, and lead guitarist Robert Hudson’s recreation of ‘Brian May sound’ has to be heard to be believed.

Saturday 10th August
2pm & 4pm
Fulham Brass Band
Formed in 1895, this 27 piece brass band has a long history of music making and strong links with the community. The Band play an exciting mix of events such as high profile TV appearances, including Britain’s Got Talent, Big Brother, BBC Breakfast and This Morning, alongside the traditional diary of community engagements and competitions.