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8th May 2015


Stockport Beer and Cider Festival kicks off in style this month at Edgeley Park Football Ground, home of Stockport County FC.


A three day celebration of quality real ale and traditional cider, the annual event takes place from Thursday, May 28th to Saturday, May 30th 2015.


Festival-goers will be able to quench their thirst with over 200 beers and ciders to choose from during the festival, including more than a dozen cask beers from around the country which have never been seen before, plus bottled beers from across Europe and the USA to tantalise the tastebuds.


There will also be a number of new breweries exhibiting this year along with a few old favourites. The list of beers at the festival will be confirmed nearer the date.


The use of the stadium gives festival-goers the guarantee of a seat as the Cheadle Stand Terrace holds around 5,000 people. So as well as sampling some of the finest beers and ciders, visitors can take in the fresh air and enjoy the glorious views of aircraft landing or gaze over the rooftops of Stockport to the distant Pennines.


There will be a specially brewed festival ale, stalls, programmes, souvenir T-shirts and glasses, a tombola and games as well as hot and cold food. Families are very welcome in the stand and limited disabled access is available. The Festival is supporting a local mental health charity, Beacon Counselling.


What’s more, festival-goers can enjoy an exciting line-up of live music in the stadium’s large entertainment suite. It includes Lazlo Baby and the Flat Cap 3 (Thursday), Rook and the Ravens (Friday Evening), The Sap Tap (Saturday Lunch), Intrepid Duo (Saturday Tea) and Asparagus and the Kilburn Habit (Saturday Evening).


The 29th Stockport Beer and Cider Festival is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) which has introduced a number of great new initiatives for 2015.


For the first time, tickets are available online in advance through the web site at:


Stockport Beer and Cider Festival will take place at Edgeley Park Football Ground, Hardcastle

Road, Stockport Cheshire SK3 9DD from Thursday, 28th May to Saturday, 30th May.

Times and Prices: Thursday 5.30pm-11pm, £2, Friday Noon-3.30pm, free entry & 5.30pm-11pm, £5, Saturday Noon-11pm, £2.


CAMRA members get in free at all times except Friday evening from 7pm which is £3.

For more information visit or follow the Festival at @skbeerfestival.


For further information contact:

Clare Barber

0151 600 5482

07545 600 825


6th May 2015




  • Stockport Beer and Cider Festival is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale and run by CAMRA members who volunteer their time on an unpaid basis.
  • The Festival is held each year the weekend after the late May Bank Holiday at Edgeley Park and is amongst the largest CAMRA organised festivals in the North of England.
  • Stockport Beer and Cider Festival started life as the Stockport Beer Festival back in 1987 in the refectory of Stockport College. 1988 saw disaster with licensing problems forcing a premature closure but since then the festival as gone from strength to strength.
  • For the last few years the festival has been held at Edgeley Park, a well appointed sports stadium, and home of Stockport County FC. The venue boasts a 10,900 seater stadium, as well as conference and banqueting facilities.