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Bandstand Beer Festival

Justin Currie playing live at the 2016 festival.

Autumn is just around the corner, so that means it will soon be time for another beer festival.
AUTUMN BEER FESTIVAL 22 - 25 Sept 2017

Our autumn beer festival may not be as large as the annual Easter festival, but it's just as enjoyable.  With around 40 ales over the weekend, great live music and food, there's plenty for everyone.  Watch our page for more news soon about which ales will be featured, who'll be playing for us and all the events over the weekend.

Review of April's Bandstand Beer Festival (27 April to Monday 1 May 2017). 

It was a busy 5 days at Nairn’s Bandstand Beer & Music Festival last weekend.
The event attracted visitors from all over the UK to the Bandstand Bar in Nairn. This year’s event presented over 100 beers and ciders from breweries all over Scotland and England. The choice included 16 English breweries whose products had never been available in Scotland before the event. Proprietor, Gordon Holding explained that this had been possible because of help from Norman Sinclair at Orkney Brewery and also 8 Sail Brewery (Sleaford) who had worked to co-ordinate deliveries from numerous English micro-breweries.

Live music was provided by local bands EZRA and SCHIEHALLIN, local artist Mia MacKintosh, who launched her new EP at the event and from Los Supremos (the band of professional session muscicians who played the finale at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014).

The event also raised funds for local charity, MFR Cash for Kids and results of fund-raising are still to be announced.
Next year will be the tenth anniversary of the event and Gordon Holding says something extra special is planned.

BANDSTAND BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL Finalist in "Scottish Festival of the Year 2016"  in Scottish Hospitality Awards. The winner was "T in the Park" so it's a great accolade for our little festival to be a finalist. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

We've raised £10,000 for local charities so at our festivals. Charitable fund raising has always been a feature of our festival.  We don't charge an entry fee, so helping us support local charities is all we ask of visitors.  Fund raising benefits Nairn Pipe Band, Nairn Highland Games and MFR Cash for Kids. We are grateful to all the suppliers and individuals who contribute so generously.
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