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Bandstand Beer Festival

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

3 - 7 MAY 2018 - 10th ANNIVERSARY

Our next festival will be our biggest and best ever.  It will be our 10th annual beer and music festival and we'll be celebrating with great beers and talented musicians. 

Bigger Range Than Ever!
We'll have 200 real ales and ciders from around 70 breweries across Scotland and England.  For a preview of just some of brewers at the festival click here   We'll have lots of new beers, seasonal and collaboration beers, Brewer Talks and tastings sessions

Premium Gins and Whiskies Galore!
But it's not just for beer lovers, the festival will also have an exceptional range of Single Malt Whiskies and Premium Gins as well as whisky and gin tasting events.

Talented Musicians to Entertain You!
We've an exciting line up of musicians. Including Mother's Acoustic, Rant, Mad Ferret Band, Schiehallion, Charlie McKerron and Friends and our headline act includes Stuart Nisbet, Nico Bruce and Bert Bertam and surprise guest!  Nairn Pipe Band will also appear along with a few others still to be announced. For more details, click here

Fantastic Food!
Yummy food for you throughout the festival will include a Hog Roast, BBQ, Pies and Snacks, Bar Meals and Restaurant specials. No need to go hungry.


For all the latest info on what's on at the festival, click here

How to get to the festival
For information on travel by air, train and road, click here

We have limited accommodation at the Braeval Hotel.  You can book direct from our home page.  If there is no room at the inn, we can also book rooms at our sister hotel - The Havelock Hotel - which is in the same street a couple of doors along from the Braeval. Alternatively, lots of wonderful accommodation can be found on  

It's going to be a lively and exciting festival. So make sure you don't miss it. Bookmark this page to keep up with all the latest details.

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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