Hopfest in Fulwood – when is it and what can I drink?

Posted on - 4th July, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Fulwood, Greyfriars, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Pouring an ale at Hopfest
Pouring an ale at Hopfest

A beer festival returns to Fulwood this weekend – and here’s the run down on what’s happening and when.


There will be a wide range of cask beer, craft ales, lagers, ciders, gin and prosecco to sample, as well as live music, tasty food, touch rugby and networking at the Preston Grasshoppers ground in Lightfoot Lane.

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Hopfest 2017 will be boasting a huge variety of beverages with over 50 cask ales, 4 craft beers and 26 ciders on offer, as well as a dedicated gin and prosecco bar.

Beer connoisseurs will be interested to know that a brand new cask ale called ‘Half Cut,’ brewed by Farmyard Ales in Cockerham, will be making it’s debut at Hopfest.

Cuckoo Gin, produced by the Brindle Distillery here in Lancashire, is also tipped to be a hot favourite on the gin and prosecco bar.


You can see a full ale list on the Hoppers website.


There is a great mix of music on the Friday and Saturday at Hopfest and the line up has been curated by local funk and soul favourites The Templebys.

The Templebys rock Hopfest
The Templebys rock Hopfest

Friday kicks off at 6pm with a disco, soul and funk DJ set, before the Templebys take the stage at 7.30pm, followed by Atomic Brass at 9pm. The party will continue into the night with a Northern Soul DJ set keeping the punters moving.

A full day of music follows on the Saturday, with Deepwater Blue, Porter and May, Blues Blagger and Sabotage providing an eclectic mix of indie, neo-psychadelic, blues, and rock. The night ends with an indie/90s disco which is guaranteed to get the crowd moving.

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The Hoppers Business Networking Session will run from noon on Friday 7th July and offers a unique opportunity to meet new people and raise awareness of your business. If you are a local business and want to come along and network in a unique environment then head down at noon and pay £4 on the door.

Fancy Dress Touch Rugby

The infamous mixed 6-a-side touch rugby tournament returns on the Saturday from 1pm and it’s not too late to enter a team. If you fancy a run out on the new artificial grass pitch with the chance of winning free beer tokens, then head to the Preston Grasshoppers website for more information and to enter a team.

Opening times

Friday 7th July: 7pm – 12am
Saturday 8th: July: 11am – 12am
Sunday 9th: 12pm – 4pm

How much is it?

Tickets are £4 and it is recommended to buy in advance via the Hoppers website.

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