Easter falls earlier this year – and that means so does Meltham Beer Festival!

The popular festival, held at Meltham C of E School, takes place over Easter weekend, Friday March 29 to Monday March 31 – and tickets are available now.

The event, hosted and funded by Meltham Memories, is sponsored once again by SCM Rooftech, with beer glasses sponsored by Greenacres Care Home and components company Accu.

One of the organisers, Clr Richard Noon, said: “It’s great to have the beer festival back again and it’s much earlier this year, as Easter falls much earlier.

“The event is always a fun one. The logistics of it are a challenge each year but the camaraderie and great team effort always makes it worthwhile.

“It is great that our sponsors are backing us once again and we’re hoping the weather remains dry for the weekend itself and that lots of people come down to support us.”

The event, which will again raise a share of money for the school, aims to bring a wide range of ale, lager, wine, gin, cider and soft drinks to Meltham and create a space for people to meet up with friends and family.

There will be some excellent local food on offer, which this year features the ever popular Nomadic Pizza van, BEAR The Coffee Roasters and the Punch Truck from Honley, who will be serving up some sublime loaded fries!

The weekend will feature performances from Pat Fulgoni and The Bluebottles, Highway 62, Natural Rhythm Ska, The Furious Few and Lillian Strange.

The Sunday afternoon session will have a more relaxed feel, with acoustic performances from Mason Whittle, Abbey Thomas and Sheffield’s very own Rob Modus. There will also be an opportunity to join in with some African drum sessions.

As Easter comes so early the organisers are taking no chances with the weather and have two marquees just in case.

Tickets for each session are available to buy at www.melthambeerfestival.co.uk, or paper copies can be bought from The Waggon & Horses, The Flowerbox and CPS Estate Agents in Meltham.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and all the details can be found on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MelthamBeerFestival/