Nowt as beer as folk – Hartlepool Folk Festival teams up with Camerons Brewery

FESTIVAL: Joan Crump, Director of the Headland Folk Festival (center) with Amanda White from Cleveland College of Art and Design (right) and Lana Williams owner of the Fisherman Arms (left) outside the Borough Hall Picture: DAVID WOOD
FESTIVAL: Joan Crump, Director of the Headland Folk Festival (center) with Amanda White from Cleveland College of Art and Design (right) and Lana Williams owner of the Fisherman Arms (left) outside the Borough Hall Picture: DAVID WOOD
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THE organisers of a music festival have teamed up with a long-standing town brewery.

Hartlepool Folk Festival has announced a new partnership with Camerons Brewery, which is creating a beer especially for the event.

Festival director Joan Crump said: “Folk and beer is a natural partnership. There are dozens of folk songs dedicated to good ale.

“Hartlepool Folk Festival will attract visitors from all over the country – we’ve already had bookings from as far away as Edinburgh and Cambridgeshire – and we want them to experience all the things that make Hartlepool special. Camerons beer is definitely one of those things. Camerons is even creating a specially-themed beer for the festival, which we’re very excited about.”

Camerons marketing manager, Yousef Doubooni, said: “This is going to be a fantastic event for Hartlepool and we are delighted to be part of this inaugural Folk Festival.

“One of our key objectives this year, given we are celebrating our 150th anniversary, is to raise both the profile of the brewery and our wonderful hometown.

“It is great to see the organisers choose to run an event like this in Hartlepool, as it gives something unique back to the local community as well as inviting tourists to see the many great attractions this town has to offer.”

Events will take place in the Borough Hall, St Mary’s Church, St Hilda’s Church, the Duke of Cleveland, and various Headland pubs, along with a food festival/market in the Town Square with buskers and Morris dancers.

Early Bird tickets (until July 1) are available at £70 online at www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk.