Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival - Beer tasting fri March19th and virtual festival sat March 20th

Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival at Magna is run as an independent charity beer festival. (many Rotherham Camra members volunteer for the festival)

Rotherham Real Ale and Music festival web site :-

Message from our friends at the ROTHERHAM REAL ALE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival goes behind virtual Baa.

The end of lock down may be in sight the organisers of the above have confirmed the popular event will return in 2021 in a virtual format.

The above will give regular festival goers a chance to come together to experience a series of virtual beer tastings, as well as chance to enjoy live music which will be streamed live from a closed doors event taking place on the stage of the Cutler’s Arms.

To support the region’s brewing community, festival organisers are also planning to host a series of live virtual beer tastings on 19th March, see separate flyer.  

The Festival day is taking place on 20th March for (one day only), tickets for the event priced at five pounds can be purchased from: -The Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival’s website:, proceeds from the event being used to support Rotherham Cancer Care Centre. 

The live performance will begin from 19:30 and feature popular acts At the Arcade, the G-Men and Bloodlines. A limited-edition glass has been produced for the event, as well as a special Festival Ale which has been brewed by Chantry Brewery.

To maintain the rich history of fine ales, delicious beers, and luscious lager, the festival has teamed up with Chantry Brewery to offer festival goers’ free delivery on all beer orders to homes with an “S” postcode, as well as beers being available to addresses across the UK for a small delivery fee.  Special tasting packs including the commemorative glass and specially brewed beer can be purchased from the Chantry Brewery website.

With proceeds from the event being used to support live music and local good causes which have been particularly hard-hit because of Covid-19, sponsorship opportunities are available, offering local businesses to see their name in lights on the stage.

Stephen Burns, Festival Organiser said:

“The past twelve months have been incredibly difficult for live music venues and independent brewers. We wanted to try and capture the spirit of the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival in a safe, socially distanced way and decided to team up with Chantry Brewery and rekindle some of the magic that has made the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival such a well-loved event over the years.

“We wanted to do our bit to support our local music venues and artists which have been particularly hard-hit by Covid-19.

All donations made during the festival will be warmly welcomed and we are confident we can raise a large amount as viewers from all around the country tune into the YouTube event happening on 19:30 March 20th.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support a wide range of good causes throughout South Yorkshire.

Regarding sponsorship and media, contact: Matthew Ridsdale Cannon PR Tel: 01709 321585





VIRTUAL TICKETS AVAILABLE via the festival’s website Thursday 25th February onwards

Beers and beer tasting packs which include this year’s limited-edition glass will also be available from 25th February:


More details about the virtual beer tasting (19th March), for packages please  GET IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM AT

 Click on the doc below - "magna 2021 . jpg VIRTUAL BEER TASTING FLYER   :)

The organisers of the above festival thanks all Volunteers and customers that attended the previous beer festivals - Thanks again to all :)

NOTE: This is an approved CAMRA festival and many local CAMRA members help organise and staff the festival but it is not a Rotherham CAMRA beer festival.

This festival very generously hosts the annual Rotherham CAMRA Champion Beer of Yorkshire competition.

Graeme Manning,
25 Feb 2021, 03:39