Hanbury to host music and beer festival

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Singin’ the blues at the Jinney Ring: Headline act Steve Steinhaus will perform for visitors. Singin’ the blues at the Jinney Ring: Headline act Steve Steinhaus will perform for visitors.

A TOP line-up of musicians will be taking to the stage in Hanbury this summer as part of a three-day festival at the Jinney Ring.

Running from August 9 to 11, the weekend-long event will incorporate the craft centre’s popular blues and beer festivals, as well as a special family day, all of which are taking place in the Jinney Ring’s picturesque grounds.

“We’ve put together a great festival programme, at the heart of which is a fantastic line-up of musicians who will appeal to all ages,” said Jinney Ring owner Amanda Sunter.

“There’s also plenty to satisfy beer lovers with a carefully-chosen selection of ales on offer throughout the weekend.”

The beer festival on Friday, August 9 includes a combination of 12 real ales, four ciders and the eclectic, acoustic sounds of Mumbo Jumbo featuring Jinney Ring favourites Oliver Carpenter and Abby Brant.

Headlining the blues festival the following day, will be Chicago-born Steve Steinhaus who returns by popular demand to perform with his lively ensemble, the Dr Teeth Big Band.

Oliver and Abby also feature with their new band, Stomp and Holler, complete with six vocalists and all the noise, fun and colour expected from their New Orleans-style sounds.

A blend of blues, infused with funk, latin and hip-hop will be provided by Robert Hokum and the Guvnors, while the sounds of yesteryear will be brought to life by the seven-piece Boperator.

Also taking to the stage are the critically acclaimed country rockers, the Sarah Warren Band and solo artist and gifted multi-instrumentalist Dave Onions.

Starting at midday on Sunday, the festival will round off with a family afternoon featuring established Hanbury-based bands RetroVibe and The Reflections as well as the winners of the W-Factor – Wychavon District Council’s answer to the X Factor. There will also be activities for children, including face painting and crafts.

Tickets are available for single days or as a weekend package with discounts on offer if bought in advance from the Jinney Ring gift shop or at jinneyring.co.uk Camping is also available on the Friday and Saturday nights. Children are welcome throughout the weekend, as are well-behaved dogs on leads.

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