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Festivale 2023 - Everything You Need To Know | Great Newsome Brewery

Festivale is back for 2023! Join us this June in celebrating the very best live music,  food and (of course) beer that East Yorkshire has to offer.

On what dates will Festivale be held?

Festivale 2023 will run on both Friday 16th June (6pm – 10pm) and Saturday 17th June (1pm – 10pm).

What is new for 2023? 

A new bigger and better bar. Great sound with Africa Studios providing a professional sound quality over both days. A small selection of local craft stalls plus a cake stall. Additional cover for protection just in case the weather doesn’t behave itself.

Where can tickets be purchased?

Tickets can be purchased online via our online store here. Simply print out your booking or bring it along via your phone to the event.

Where will Festivale be located?

As with the previous year’s event, Festivale 2023 will be held in a large field adjacent to Great Newsome Brewery.

For those who’ve not yet popped round to see us, our address is:

Great Newsome Brewery

South Frodingham



East Yorkshire

HU12 0NR

Is camping available?

Sadly, we’ve now completely sold out of pitches!

Large pitches (7m x 7m, suitable for caravans, motorhomes and campervans) will be clearly marked out with fixed boundaries. For small pitches, on the other hand, we are instead allocating a section of the field to them. This means that those arriving first will be able to pick exactly where they wish to pitch their tents. If you wish to camp adjacent to friends or family, simply inform us on arrival and we will do our best to leave space so that you can pitch together.

Access to camping pitches will be made available at 3:00pm on the Friday and 11:00am on the Saturday. Each person camping is still required to purchase an admission ticket for the event. No electrical hookup is available. Those staying over will have access to a fresh water supply and toilets. Caravan owners will have to park their cars in the car park once their caravan is in place. All pitches must be vacated by 12pm on Sunday 19th June.

From what time will the gates be open?

We’ll open general admission from 5:00pm on Friday 16th and 12:00pm on Saturday 17th.

Can I buy tickets at the event?

Yes, but please be aware that we do have an attendance limit in place due to safety reasons. Our advice is to simply book in advance, which can be done here.

How much is admission?

Adult tickets cost £10 for the Friday and £15 for the Saturday. A weekend saver ticket can be purchased for £20. U18s admission is free of charge, however, they will require an accompanying adult and a U18 ticket. Each ticket includes 1 free drink, a pint of beer, cider or a glass of wine.

Can I pay by card on the day or do I need to bring cash?

We will be accepting both.

Is it suitable for families?

Of course! In addition to a huge sandpit, we’ll be putting on a range of gigantic, ridiculously large pub games such as skittles and jenga. These are all, of course, completely free. A selection of soft drinks will be on sale.

Please note that under-18s require a free under-18s ticket — it’s solely so that we can keep track of attendance ahead of time.

What type of music will you be playing at Festivale?

Festivale features a range of great, local musicians playing over the 2 days. Here is a schedule of who will be performing,

Friday 16th June

  • Lucy Taylor – Guitar vocalist.
  • Bad Guys Don’t Knock — This incredible power trio deliver an eclectic mix of rock and pop. They’re dead sure they’ll have you singing along both to epic hits and some cult classics. The three men bringing about this maelstrom of musical madness include Martin on lead vocals and guitar, Benny on the drums and George on bass, backing vocals and various effects pedals.
  • The Pub Lads – The six-piece of great, local renown are back this year with a cool range of rock covers.

Saturday 17th June

  • Sharon Garner — Back for another round! Sharon is a guitar vocalist whose style is mainly folk. She performs her own music in addition to covering other artists from a variety of genres.
  • Low Flying Crow— A high-energy covers band playing everything from Toto to Donna Summers to Deep Purple. Each member has an accomplished history playing all kinds of music in all manner of bands, so we’ve no doubt that they’ll absolutely knock your socks off.
  • Fiddlers Elbow— Hull’s own folk and early music quartet. Expect to see all manner of instruments, from acoustic guitars and harmoniums to brass serpents and a centuries-old flute. I’d definitely suggest listening to their take on the classic northern ballad Matty Groves.
  • Fat Louis & The Wunderbar Whistlers — A brilliant new blues cover band from Hull, playing hits from Muddy Waters, Tom Waits and Cream. Get ready to tango till you’re sore!
  • Lockwood —They’re a new, 5-piece covers band playing hits from acts like Blondie, Eurythmics and Fleetwood Mac.
  • The Zynx — This group’s exhilarating mix of upbeat ska and punk got everyone dancing in 2022. We’re absolutely delighted that they’ve agreed to come back for a second time!

Which charity will Festivale support this year?

For those unaware, we give much of the proceeds from each year’s event to support charitable causes. Last year’s charity was the Daniel Wilkinson foundation, for which we managed to raise ­£3,020!

For this year’s Festivale, we’ll be supporting both Hornsea Inshore Rescue and Hull Animal Welfare Trust.

Hornsea Inshore Rescue are an independent charity focused on saving lives on our coastline. Their team of highly trained volunteers provides an inshore rescue service, educational talks for local businesses and schools and even RYA-approved courses on being safe at sea.

For more about the brilliant work that Hornsea Inshore Rescue perform, give their website a read.

Hull Animal Welfare Trust is a South Cave-based animal rescue organisation. Donations pay for shelter, rehoming, and care of abandoned cats and dogs. Over its 41-year history, Hull Animal Welfare has successfully rehomed over 30,000 animals.

I’d say working with an animal-based charity is quite fitting considering Jem the dog is our logo! You can find everything you might need to know about Hull Animal Welfare on their website.

Which beers will you have on the bar at Festivale?

New for 2023 will be a new bar featuring more beer than ever. The beer list is yet to be 100% confirmed, but it will certainly include the following:

  • Sleck Dust 3.8% abv
  • Pricky Back Otchan 4.2% abv
  • Frothingham Best 4.3% abv
  • Holderness Dark 4.3% abv
  • Jem’s Stout 4.3% abv
  • Liquorice Lads Stout 4.3% abv
  • Brimstone 4.1% abv
  • Stoney Binks 4.1% abv
  • Skipper 4.8% abv
  • Peacock 4.5% abv
  • Monarch 3.9% abv
  • Buck’s Blonde 3.8% abv
  • Plus a range of Duddas Tun Cider (both apple & fruit), wine and non-alcoholic beer will also be available

How do we pay at the bar? Firstly we operate a token bar. On arrival visit our token stall where you can buy tokens to pay for your drinks at the bar, this helps us keep the queues at the bar to a minimum. At our token stall you can also get your branded polycarbonate glass for a £2 deposit which is refundable when you return your glass at the end of day.

Are dogs welcome?

Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome if they are kept on a lead.

Will food be available at Festivale?

Yes! These are the vendors that we’ve got lined up for Festivale 2023:

  • Shiok Street Food — The very best South East Asian street food you’ll find outside of Singapore itself, featuring award-winning chicken satay noodles and beef rendang. (Saturday only)
  • All Fired Up Pizzeria — The feedback on the delicious, wood-fired 12″ pizzas they served up last year was so fantastic that we just had to have them back. Also providing breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • Northern Pourists — Selection of excellent hot drinks!
  • The Dogs — Lincolnshire’s finest footlong gourmet hotdogs.
  • The Spotted Duck — Our favourite local tea room will be selling cake at Festivale 2023! (Saturday only)

Have you got other kinds of vendors coming?

Yes! This year, numerous local craftspeople will be running stalls on Saturday. Expect wood turning, country wear and jewellery.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

We ask you not to bring your own alcohol as we have a variety of sensibly priced beers, ciders, wine and prosecco at sensible prices. We also offer soft drinks for young and old alike. For example, beer will be priced at £3.50 per pint. We will be operating a Challenge 25 policy on the bar.


For further information, please contact us on 01964 612201 or enquiries@greatnewsomebrewery.co.uk

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