Blackburn Beat 2014

Published Thursday 14 August 2014 at 14:58

Blackburn Beat, a new one day festival aims to celebrate Blackburn and all it has to offer. It will take place on King William Street on Saturday, August 23 providing a free, full day of fun for all ages. The festival will showcase local trades and talents from a 20 mile radius of the town. Visitors will be treated to live music on the festival stage, whilst enjoying a tasty selection of street food and craft beers from the region.

Adding to the family vibe of the festival will be a selection of street entertainers and free craft workshops for children, meaning even the youngest of visitors will be able to get involved.

Festival attractions

Town Hall Square Live Music Stage
  11.00-11.45 – Ella Shaw
11.45 – 12.00 – The Bee
12.00-12.45 – The Retrosettes
12.45 – 13.00 – The Bee
13.00 – 13.45 – Chris Scott Band
13.45 – 14.00 – The Bee
14.00-14.45 – New York Tourists
14.45- 15.00 -The Bee
15.00 – 15.45 – Jeramiah Ferrari
15.45 – 16.30 – The Bee
16.30 – 18.00 – Dodgy
Town Hall Street Craft Ale Tent and Garden
  Local ales to sample include:

  • Three B’s Brewery
  • Iwell Works 
  • Brightside
  • Wilson Potter

There will also be a selection of Thwaites specialty ales – Crafty Dan range, Lancaster Bomber & Wainwright

The Wines will be from the Barefoot Winery (2 red 2 white 1 rose).
Soft drinks and juices will all be from common brands.
No shots will be served and challenge 21 will be in place.

Weave shop Printing workshops and live design of a commemorative festival t-shirt
King William Street (BHS Square)
The Creation Station Children’s craft workshops throughout the day
Face Painter Free children’s face painting
The Fireman Dave Roaming entertainment and circus workshops throughout the day
King William Street (adjacent to Town Hall Square)
Street Food Showcase Honey Kitty – Jamaican Food from Blackburn Market
Coffee Cow – coffee
Wood Fire Smoke – stone baked pizza
Sam and Lil’s American Diner – burgers, shakes and grill
Bit’er Sweet Hog – hog roast, North West Game – game
Plant Food Power – vegetarian option
King William Street (Clock Tower area)
Philippa James Local Food Demos Cooking demonstrations and talks using produced sourced from Blackburn Market. Giveaway recipe cards with Blackburn Market offers/vouchers on the back.
Demonstrations will feature:

  • Mushroom Stroganoff with Garlic Bread
  • Lancashire Tortilla with Lancashire Sauce
  • Spaghetti with Garlic, Lemon and Lancashire Crumbly

Cheese and Black Pudding tasters will be offered in between.

Northgate/Sudell Cross  
Lis and Lil’s Cream Tea specials and Chocolate Making Workshops
Vintage Market A number of traders on Northgate
Psst Design / Shhh it’s handmade
Art of chocolat
Bijoux Silver
ADG Design
New Market Street  
BMX skills demos Stunts, tricks and displays organised by Blackburn’s Cell Block
Venues running complimentary events Blackburn Museum – educational workshops
Blackburn Library
King Georges Hall
Blakeys is open for food and drink – 8:30am till 7pm
Coffee Exchange and mobile coffee vehicle



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