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Bandstand Beer Festival

Justin Currie, former lead singer of Del Amitri, playing live at our2016 festival.

3 - 7 MAY 2018 

Date for your diary!  Our next beer festival will be our biggest and best ever.  It will be our 10th annual beer festival and we plan to celebrate in style.  Expect the best ever choice of beers and some very special guest musicians throughout the event. 

We're aiming to have around 150 real ales and ciders from a range of independant breweries across Scotland and England.  But it's not just for beer lovers, the festival will also have an exceptional range of Single Malt Whiskies and Speciality Gins.

Live music is always an important feature of our festival and this year is no exception. We wil have Emma Mitchell Acoustic, RANT, Mad Ferret Band, Schiehallion, Charlie McKerron and Friends, and our headline act includes Stuart Nisbet, Andy May, Nico Bruce, Jim McDermott, Bert Bertam and special mystery guest. We can guarantee you a very exciting weekend of live music, great beers and friendship.

Better make your plans and get your accommodation booked! Watch this page for details in the New Year.

Bandstand Autumn Beer & Music Festival September 2017 
Well that was a whole lot of fun! Our autumn festival celebrated the best of Scottish music and seasonal ales. Click here for the list of beers we had on tap.

It was a feast of Celtic music, soul, rock and gospel featuring top class Scottish musicians.
The free entry festival was a rare opportunity to hear these top artists at a non-ticketed event.

We were thrilled to have Charlie McKerron and Friends at the festival. Charlie McKerron is an award winning fiddle player, composer and member of Gaelic super group Capercaillie. He plays with renowned musicians Ross Ainslie (whistles and pipes) and Marc Clement (guitar and vocals).
Saturday’s music climaxed with Los Supremos fresh from a highly successful year of touring, filming, TV appearances, recording and charting. Their recent sell-out concert directed by singer/songwriter and recording artist, Stuart Nisbet, brought Perth's Southern Fried Festival to a spectacular finale. Accompanying Stuart was talented drummer Jim McDermott, guitarist Nico Bruce, singer /keyboard player Andy May and guitarist Bert Bertram. It was a joyous musical trip of soul, country, rock’n’roll and gospel from Detroit to New Orleans!

Ale enthusiasts chose from over 40 real ales. (see list above) including new collaboration beers and beers rarely available in Scotland.
Cider drinkers enjoyed hand-made ciders from Thistly Cross in Dunbar. 

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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