Beer and music by the beach

LIVE music from around the West Country and a range of regional real ales return to the Jurassic coast after a three year hiatus, thanks to Covid, on Friday 22nd July and Saturday 23rd, for the Lyme Regis Beer Festival, based at the Marine Theatre.

Lyme Regis Brewery is gathering a selection of outstanding craft beers from around the region, with more than 20 cask ales and kegged beers covering all tastes and styles. The festival is also a celebration of the region’s wealth of musical talent, plus a few special headliners from further afield, playing music from Irish folk and sea shanties to reggae, gypsy, covers and even Morris dancing.

Musical highlights include The Barefoot Bandit. a new-wave reggae and dub band based in Devon, who play a blend of modern roots reggae, bass-heavy riddims, deep dark dub and spine-tingling brass lines.

Also playing on Saturday will be Hazaar, with their big klezmer party sounds. They play unique arrangements fusing traditional eastern European tunes with elements of funk, dub, pop, rock and jazz. Local performers will include Lyme Morris, Chantry Buoys, and The Jurassix.

Marine director, Gabby Rabbits, says: “Our aim is to get the community together to try and taste the amazing food and drink we have on our doorstep, and to celebrate all the wonderful musicians we have in this local area.”