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Beer Festival, from 18 Aug 2017, £6

York Barbican

York Barbican


York Barbican is teaming up with SIBA – the Society of Independent Brewers - to create a brand new event, ‘B-Fest’ - in the heart of York this August. For two days the Barbican will showcase the best real ale from a myriad of Yorkshire and the North East’s craft brewers alongside great local blues and folk artists and bands.

B-Fest kicks off straight after the SIBA North East region annual Beer Competition and the winning beers will be showcased alongside many others of varying styles and strengths. B-fest will see over 200 of the region’s best craft ales will be served through 40 handpulls along with local craft cider and “street food”.

The best of local folk and blues artists and bands will take to the B-fest stage, including the fantastic ‘Mullholland’, ‘The Black Jacks’, and everybody's favourite festival band, Blackbeard's Tea Party!

B-fest has 3 separate sessions all bookable in advance (Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening)
Ian Fozard North East Region Chairman of SIBA said “We’re really excited about B-Fest – York Barbican is such a great venue for to show off the regions great ale and down to earth music. The opportunity to sample a huge selection of our region’s award –winning beers is too good to miss”.

Mark Scott, General Manager of York Barbican said “An event at York Barbican wouldn’t feel right without live music which is why we’re unveiling our brand new B stage giving local musicians a chance to exhibit their skills in York’s flagship music and entertainment venue. And if you don’t drink there’s a great range of non- alcoholic beverages plus some great cuisine on offer as well throughout the festival. Tickle your taste buds and join us at B-Fest this August”.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 18 Aug 2017 18:30 to 23:30
Sat 19 Aug 2017 12:00 to 17:30 18:30 to 23:30


£6 entry. Under 18s & families welcome.

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Map reference: SE 608512  Lat: 53.96062 Long: -1.08701

Located just outside the city walls on Paragon Street, close to Walmgate Bar

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York Barbican

0844 854 2757


Paragon Street,
YO10 4NT


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed


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