Nottingham 2024 Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival changes announced to tackle overcrowding

The 2023 Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival
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Tickets for the 2024 Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival are now on sale – with week-long season tickets and new Saturday ‘Party Night’ tickets available for the first time.

As well as the new ticketing options, organisers, the Nottingham branch of CAMRA, have also revealed other changes to this year's event at Trent Bridge. Drinkers can look forward to a spacious and attractive layout in a bid to solve overcrowding.

There will once again be two stages of live entertainment, street food stalls and the chance to sip beer in the famous cricket ground's pavilion seats. By popular demand beer festival tankards are returning, which are complimentary in the festival admission package.

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Preparations for the 2023 Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival
Preparations for the 2023 Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival -Credit:Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post

Brewery bars representing Castle Rock, Blue Monkey, Black Iris, Bang The Elephant, Lincoln Green, Thornbridge, Nottingham Brewery, Lenton Lane, Shipstone’s and others will stand alongside stillages of quality real ales from many other esteemed brewers across the country. Cider makers will also be in on the act with a wide choice from near and far.

Early-bird admission for the festival, at Trent Bridge for a fourth time between Wednesday 9 and Saturday 12 October, can be secured at Those who purchase in the early-bird window will also be able to secure complimentary tickets for Notts Outlaws’ summer-holiday clash with Essex in the Metro Bank One Day Cup, which will take place on Sunday August 11.

“Trent Bridge has the scale and the character to do our festival justice, and we can’t wait to return this October,” said Nottingham CAMRA chairman Steve Westby. “Our new season ticket is ideal for those who want to dive a little deeper into the experience, or to explore the site at their own pace over the course of a few days.

“And we know that, for many, there is nothing that quite matches the atmosphere of the festival by night, sampling the drinks and live music on offer with friends and family under the lights – so we hope our Party Night will be the ideal way for them to enjoy the festivities.

“I know our local brewers – and those travelling from further afield – will be pulling out all the stops once more to ensure there’s a tipple for every taste, and I can’t wait to explore what’s available for myself.”

Trent Bridge's commercial director Michael Temple added: "We really look forward to the beer festival and Steve and his team do a great job in making the event so authentic.

"I would urge the regular followers of these events to book early and secure the discounted tickets while they can while those who haven’t attended should disregard their perceptions of what a beer festival is because the scale, choice and detail put in place by CAMRA, their food vendors, retailers, bands and brewers is truly exceptional and makes for a great night out."

The season ticket is £45 and party ticket £15 until the conclusion of the early-bird window on Friday, August 2.