Win Rockinbeerfest tickets!


Win a pair of weekend tickets (including camping) for The RockinBeerFest! A pair of day tickets for each day also up for grabs...

That's right, you can win a pair of tickets to one of the region's top festivals, featuring these bands:

Friday, 18 August 2006

Wilko Johnson + The Hamsters + Eddie And The Hot Rods + Danny Bryant's Redeyeband + Helium Soul + Who's Next + Mediablackout + Dear Old Blighty + After 4


Saturday, 19 August 2006

Frank Miller's Full House + The Blockheads + Deborah Bonham + Medicine Hat + Larry Miller Band + Innes Sibun + The Soul Kitchen + Badger + Litmus + Morph (1)


Sunday, 20 August 2006

Mostly Autumn + Bluehorses + Otway & The Big Band + David Fisher + Big 10 + AWT + UXL + Ellenby + Chapter 13 + The Fondas


Here's some blurb:

3rd Annual Rockinbeerfest returns to Kings Bush Arena (Wood Green Animal Shelter), Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire from 17-20 August 2006, featuring over 30 Top Quality Bands, 70+ Selected Beers, Food Stalls, Craft and Record Fairs.

Located on a 50 acre site, with excellent camping and caravanning facilities, the Rockinbeerfest music festival features well over 30 bands performing music from a variety of genres, predominantly rooted in rock and blues, over four days, in the 3000 capacity Indoor Arena.

For the first time the Rockinbeerfest will host an additional night of music and beer. There is an extra event on Thursday night, RockTech (the original Cambridge-based Rock School) who will be showcasing eight student bands, supported by four established bands from the rock and blues scene.

The setting for the Rockinbeerfest as last year is The Wood Green Animal Shelter. This will be open as usual during the course of the event, allowing you to visit the cats, dogs and other small animals in need of a caring home. The Rockinbeerfest provides a contribution of 20% from the bar profits to the charity, so every pint that is drunk over the course of the festival weekend contributes towards the animal’s welfare and upkeep.

After visiting the animals, children and adults alike can learn new skills with the onsite workshops from the Patchwork Circus. The most popular skills being Juggling, Diablo and Plate Spinning.

The Rockinbeerfest prides itself on being fully accessible to all festival goers. In 2005 the Rockinbeerfest was reviewed by The Disabled Motorcyclists Association and was given the thumbs up (this is reproduced in full on the Rockinbeerfest website). The site itself was designed for use by Riding for The Disabled and consequently has been provided with many facilities to cater for the disabled. The arena offers a raised viewing area for wheelchair users, tiered seating, ramps and wide access toilets. The festival site has a good general level of accessibility, including the restaurant.

Unique dual staging side by side ensures fast band changeovers so you do not miss a single band, and all in an environment guaranteed to keep you dry no matter what the English summer brings us!

What won’t keep you dry is the well stocked bar. On tap are over 70 specially selected individual beers from all over the country, plus lagers, ciders, wine and soft drinks, all at local pub prices, (a pleasant surprise if you are used to major festival bar rates) all of which are professionally dispensed by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers.

To make sure you do not go hungry there are vendors catering for a variety of tastes as well as the excellent on-site Wood Green restaurant. What other festivals offer a Sunday Roast?

Complementing the festival, don’t miss out on the gift and craft stalls as well as the record fair catering for your vinyl and CD needs.

To get your hands on a pair of tickets, simply answer the question "Where is the Rockinbeerfest held?". Mail your answers here by August 13th, the correct entries will then be plucked from the virtual hat to receive the weekend or day tickets - if you have a prefernce for which day you'd like to go, let us know when you enter.

Good luck!

The Jerry Springer The Opera tickets were won by Huw Jones.

The Lifeblood promo was won by Adam Vaughan, thanks to everyone who entered.