Basic entry is £7 per session for early bird tickets. On the day entry will be more. Drinks are purchased via tokens inside the festival venue. a 1/2 pint of beer or cider will typically be 1 token. A gin cocktail or similar will be 3 tokens. Other drinks may be available. Tokens cost £1.60 each to purchase.
The best wee fest in the West!
Beer & Cider
We will have our largest ever selection of beers and ciders
Gin & Rum
There will be amazing Gin and Rum cocktails this year
We’ll have live music on both nights to guarantee that great festival atmosphere.
All proceeds from the Ale Festival are distributed to local good causes.
6pm Doors Open
Doors open at 6pm. All bars open. Please be prepared to queue if arriving early, we'll get you in as soon as we can.
8pm Sound Cradle
Practically our house band by now, the amazing and always popular Sound Cradle will kick off the music with the Friday night slot. Check them out at www.soundcradle.co.uk
Friday night ends at 23:00
Noon Doors Open
Doors open for the Saturday session at noon. All bars open. Please be prepared to queue if arriving early, we'll get you in as soon as we can.
2pm Stairheid Rumpus
A great vocal trio playing cover tunes from last 6 decades, the Saturday afternoon vibe will be courtesy of Stairheid Rumpus. Check them out at https://en-gb.facebook.com/STAIRHEIDRUMPUS/
8pm The Rising
Our Saturday night headliners are a real treat. Premier Bruce Springsteen tribute act The Rising will be rocking the house. Check them out at http://www.the-rising-band.co.uk
11pm Latest Close
The festival ends when the booze runs out, or 11pm latest.
Pint Glass Sponsors
Gin Glass Sponsor
Beer Mat Sponsors
Festival Stage Sponsor
Rum Bar Sponsor
A variety of sponsorship deals are available – contact us for more details.
2019 venue The Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh
Friday 17th May - 1800 to 2300
Saturday 18th May - 1200 to 2300*
*Or when the beer and gin run out. But don't worry we've got loads!