Only here for the beer... and the food and music at down to earth festival

Musician Mark Duckworth performs at the launch event for this year's Middle Earth Beer Festival.
Musician Mark Duckworth performs at the launch event for this year's Middle Earth Beer Festival.
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Music lovers had a feast of an evening at a launch party for the Middle Earth Beer Festival which returns to the Ribble Valley in June.

The event was hosted by The Ale House micropub and local artistes George Banks from the band Good Foxy, Mark Duckworth, Paul Tierney, Katie Ritson and Mike Kneavsey played during the night.

The festival, now in its nineth year, takes place this year from Friday to Sunday, June 16th to 18th at its new venue Waddow Hall in Clitheroe which is set in 178 acres of glorious countryside.

And it is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever for 2017 with live music, real and craft ale from across the country, themed entertainment in the form of wandering storytellers and buskers and an artisanal “Hobbiton” market filled with handmade treats.

There will also be delicious shirefood, which is street-food, Middle Earth style, a blacksmith, glassblowing and chainsaw carving shows and workshops.

Visitors will also be able to camp at the festival for the first time this year.

Organisers are also on the look out for local artists, musicians and artisans to perform at the festival.

Anyone who would like to take part is asked to contact Simon at sf1772@aol.com.

For more information about the event please go to Twitter: @_thealehouse @mebfestival

Middle Earth Beer Festival 2017 Facebook Event; https://www.facebook.com/events/1831298163767339/