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Advance tickets available exclusively by post from December 1st
Also available from January 1st online and from the following pubs:
Bulls Head (Baildon)
// Cap & Collar (Saltaire) // Chip ‘n’ Ern (Bingley)
Corn Dolly (Bradford)
// Fighting Cock (Bradford) // The Fox (Shipley) // Salt Cellar (Saltaire)


Bradford Beer Festival is returning in February to Victoria Hall in Saltaire. Join us for 130+ real ales, keg and international beers, real ciders and perries, fruit wines, great food, fantastic entertainment and more!


Thursday 20th – 16:00 – 22:30 - £3
Friday 21st (afternoon) – 11:00 – 16:00 - £3* (free to CAMRA members)

*Ticket on the door only

Friday 21st (evening) – 17:30 – 22:30 - £5
Saturday 22nd (afternoon) – 11:00 – 16:00 - £5
Saturday 22nd (evening) – 17:30 – 22:30 - £5



“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
~ Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteering at CAMRA festivals is great fun and most volunteers come back time and time again, often building strong friendships with their co-volunteers. Although we have many long-standing volunteers in Bradford and many who travel from further afield, new volunteers are always required. Whether you are an existing CAMRA member or a beer lover whose yet to join, if you can spare anything from a couple of hours to the whole week, we’d love to have you along.

There are a variety of jobs to be done from the start of set up to the end of take down – more than the obvious serving beer and cider or selling bottled beers. From glasses to taking tickets on the door to stewarding, we have roles to suit most people and can accommodate most conditions. The festival could utilise your existing talents or you could learn a new skill which you can then use elsewhere.

If you know what roles you want to fill, click here to go direct to the volunteer form.


We're hard at work selecting the best beers for you taste-buds. We are aiming to have around 130 real ales and these will be sourced from Yorkshire and our guest area, North-East England, as well as possible others from elsewhere. There will be approximately 18 craft beers with up to 6 being available at any one time. There will also be a range of global beers in both draught and bottled form. The beer lists will be published here very soon.

Cask Ale

Global Beers

& The Hoockney Bar

Cider, Perry

& Country Wines


Thursday Evening

The Mighty Wurlitzer

The Mighty Wurlitzer. No festival at Victoria Hall would be complete without it!  Originally installed in the Gaumont Cinema in Oldham, Lancashire in 1937, the organ was moved to Victoria Hall and opened on 12 April 2009.  It speaks from two chambers situated under the stage whilst the Wurlitzer console is on a hydraulic lift that raises to stage level.  The organist will be playing various tunes, often from film and TV.


Friday Evening


Five-piece covers band with a wealth of experience and currently celebrating their 8th anniversary.  They play well known easy-listening pop and rock songs, from the 60’s to more modern times, which encourage people to sing along and dance.  With four vocalists in the band, expect to hear songs with strong harmonies which are backed by a solid rhythm section.

Hall Royd Band

Saturday Afternoon

Hall Royd Band

The Hall Royd Brass Band hail from Shipley with a strong history of 70 years.  The band is proud to be associated with the nearby Northcliffe Church from where playing commenced all those years ago.  Although having roots with the church, the band welcomes players from all walks of life.  Providing a great brass sound that fits perfectly with real ale, the band plays popular tunes, both old and new.

Age Against the Machine

Saturday Evening

Age Against the Machine

A Bradford-based, five-piece covers band that play a brew of punk, indie and rock classics.  They have recently toured on an international level, reaching as far as Pudsey and even central Huddersfield!  With three slipped disks between them, the band are just reaching the heights of their prowess (medication allowing).  If you want to sing and dance and have a great time, this is the one for you.


This year we have chosen to support the charity Guide Dogs.

Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.

Guide dogs are a unique way for people with sight loss to move around safely and confidently, to get out of their homes, take part in social activities and feel part of life. With a guide dog by their side, we hear tales of parents taking their children to school for the first time, young people getting out and making friends, and people using public transport for the first time in years.

Guide Dogs

Festival Charity


Tickets are available to buy online by following this link. They're selling fast, so don't leave it too late.

They are also available to purchase in the following pubs:


Bulls Head, Baildon

Cap & Collar, Saltaire

Chip ‘n’ Ern, Bingley

Corn Dolly, Bradford

Fighting Cock, Bradford

The Fox, Shipley

Salt Cellar, Saltaire


Tickets are also available by post. If you would like to order your tickets by post, then please send a cheque to:



BBF Tickets,

12 Moorhead Terrace,


BD18 4LA


Please make the cheque payable to “Bradford CAMRA” and include a stamped addressed envelope big enough to carry the number of tickets being ordered (they are A6 in size). We expect to start dispatching tickets during the week commencing December 16th. Please note that on the Friday Evening, Saturday Lunch and Saturday Evening sessions an advance ticket guarantees immediate entry for the first two hours of the session, after that queuing may be necessary due to the fire limit of the building. Tickets for the early Friday session can only be purchased on the door. All other sessions will have a limited number of tickets on the door.



  • We regret that no-one under the age of 18 is permitted in the festival.  If you are lucky enough to look like you may be under-18 you will have been asked to show ID and have been given a wristband to show you are 18 or over.  Please keep this wristband on and show it to staff when requested to ensure you can get served.

  • Only assistance animals are allowed into Victoria Hall.

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