Hartlepool Rugby Club hosts Hootenanny and Beer Festival

Hartlepool Rugby Club players Adam Ainley (left) and Liam Lester with barmaid Wendy Hogan.
Hartlepool Rugby Club players Adam Ainley (left) and Liam Lester with barmaid Wendy Hogan.
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People are invited to scrum on down to a rugby club’s new beer festival to boost funds.

Hartlepool RFC, known as the Old Boys, are holding their first Hootenanny and Beer festival, which promises great tasting beers and ciders plus live music.

We have sold a number of tickets and got a number of sponsors

Stewart Hind

It all takes place on Saturday, August 29, from 1pm until midnight.

All proceeds will help to fund the club’s work in promoting rugby in the local community.

Committee member and junior section chairman Stewart Hind said: “We spoke to other clubs in the region that have held beer festivals and they seem to be a good way of raising money.

“With the facilities we have got, we thought we would give it a whirl.

“There has been quite a lot of interest. We have sold a number of tickets and got a number of beer sponsors, which pays for the event.

“Then whatever we make on tickets goes straight back into the rugby. It should be a good day.”

There will be 12 beers and three ciders to sample at the festival, which takes place at the club’s Mayfield Park ground, Easington Road, Hartlepool.

The exciting line-up of live music includes local artists The Broken Tea Party, Jonny Kay and renowned singer songwriter Marc Atkinson will perform during the afternoon.

The Milgrams and indie covers band Eli will perform classic festival anthems as well as ska, punk and indie on the night.

Tickets are £10 and include entry to the festival and four drink tokens, a commemorative glass and event programme.

They are available at the ground or by calling (01429) 866445.