Excitement is building as Bury Beer Festival returns this weekend.

The festival will take over Derby Hall at The Met theatre on Friday and Saturday, inviting visitors to sample a vast selection of artisan and craft beers from across the area.

Wine tasting and a gin bar will also be available.  

Food will be provided and live music will be performed from The Disciples of Craic and The House Devils.

Ben Baughan, press officer at The Met, said: “It's always a highlight of The Met’s character, we do it every year.

"It brings in breweries, and allows them to sell their work and everyone has a nice time.

“We're bringing all sorts of weird and wonderful different breweries for people to experience and try.

“Alongside, that there will be food available, as well as some live entertainment over the weekend for the guests.

The beer festival is an important fundraiser for The Met to support their work with communities, audiences and artists.

The event is still going ahead despite the borough's first ever food and drink festival being postponed after after reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) was found at the town centre's indoor market hall.

The beer festival has received support from a number of local businesses including Apollo Insurance Brokers, Avoria, Butcher and Barlow, Clough and Willis, GLP, JM Architects, PM&M, Thumbs Up, and WHN. It has also been sponsored by The Met’s regular supporters including Bury Council, the Arts Council and GMCA.

Tickets for the festival are priced at £8 and are available to purchase at The Met box office or via the website. https://themet.org.uk/event/bury-beer-festival-2023/