Festival on way at rugby club

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A rugby club’s beer festival is just days away.

The annual event at West Hartlepool Rugby Club is in the new clubhouse, in Catcote Road, this weekend. Coronation Street’s Gareth Berliner is the headline act at the event’s first ever comedy night.

The West BeerFest is in its fifth year. The comedy night is in the club itself on Friday, July 3, with the beer and music festival outside in the marquees on Saturday, July 4.

Birmingham-based Gareth Berliner, who plays Callum Logan’s friend Macca in Coronation Street, will be joined by fellow comedians Adam Rushton, Nina Gilligan and Andy Watson on the Friday.

On the Saturday afternoon the club will be providing free children’s entertainment plus music from Red Dreams and Marty Ruffles Pearson. Music on the evening is from County Durham band Audio Cover.

People can pay at the door. The event runs from 7pm to midnight on the Friday, with the comedy club scheduled to run from 8pm to 10pm.

Activities on the Saturday will last from 2pm until midnight.