Do you like beer, food and music? If your answer is yes, we think you will like FyneFest.
An annual, family-friendly event , FyneFest brings together beers from British and international breweries alongside local food and live music acts from around UK.
It takes place in the estate of Fyne Ales brewery in Argyll, from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June.
Attracting more than 2000 people in previous years, the 2017 event will see more than 160 different beers from at least 35 different breweries on offer.
Eleven food vendors will keep the beer munchies at bay while more than 25 bands will play over three stages during the course of the festival.
Are you dancing?
With a line-up featuring Bombskare, Samba Ya Bamba plus Have Mercy Las Vegas, the music program will certainly encourage dancing.
And, should you feel your energy levels flagging, there are plenty of enticing goodies to graze on. Loch Fyne Oysters, The Real Mackay Stovie Co, Highland Hog Roasts and, all the way from Glasgow, the street food faves Chompsky will lay on the eats.
If it all gets too much, festival goers can clear their heads with a one hour walk up the glen to The Walkers’ Bar.
This pop-up offers beers and BBQ from an old riverside bothy bar.
As we noted earlier, FyneFest is a family-friendly event and there are lots of kid-friendly activities in The Wee Tent. Under sixteens go free.
Beers at FyneFest 2017
In addition to Cloudwater, recently named fifth best brewery in the world by Ratebeer, other established names pouring at FyneFest include Magic Rock, Beavertown, Wild Beer, Thornbridge, Buxton and Hawkshead breweries.
Two of the most talked about breweries in the UK – Cornwall’s Verdant and Cheltenham’s Deya breweries – will make their debut at the festival.
Representing Scotland, alongside the festival organisers, are beers from Fierce Beer and Edinburgh’s Pilot brewery.
The breweries announcement is part of range of new beer-centric initiatives within the festival.
‘While we’re proud of the fact that FyneFest brings together elements of music festivals and food festivals, beer is the star of the show for the majority of festival-goers,’ explained Fyne Ales Managing Director, Jamie Delap.
‘Developing on the success of the Brewers’ Bar introduced last year, we’re putting even more focus on beer for 2017. We’re delighted to… introduce three new beer concepts for this year’s festival: brewers panels, timed special-release tappings and an on-site micro-brew.’
Get your beer geek on
The Brewers Panels will see representatives from some of the UK’s leading breweries come together to talk beer and take questions.
Guests will also be treated to pours of limited release beers during each panel.
One panel will be the New Brewery Showcase, inviting a selection of new breweries to discuss their experiences in setting up their businesses.
The festival will also offer attendees the chance to experience rare and exclusive beers from partner brewers through timed tappings.
At regular intervals during Friday and Saturday evening, a new, special beer will be poured from a specific tap on the festival’s Main Bar.
Furthermore, Campervan Brewing will use its mobile pilot brew kit to brew an exclusive collaboration beer in the festival field during the weekend.
Returning in 2017, the Brewers’ Bar will be home to the festival’s international beer offerings, bringing craft beer from some of Europe’s leading breweries.
Further details of FyneFest 2017, including ticket information can be found on the FyneFest website.