Opening the 2018 festival will be amazing local solo artist Beth Butcher

 Next up is local legend Leon Daye

 Then kicking off the evening bands is a young but an amazingly talented group of local lads Better Than We Look

Following on from that is a high energy rock covers band from Gloucester, The Gatecrashers

 And our headlining act is Inbetween Days. A band hailing from Gloucester / Stroud / Cirencester who have been together since 2010 and have numerous gigs under their belts!


Friday 22nd June Comedy Night 

Slimbridge Beerfest is pleased to bring you the “Laughter Factory“ featuring three of their finest acts.

Compere: – Ashley Frieze
Comedian: – Steve Day
Comedian: – Craig Deeley




Goodnight Lois (who will headline) –

Unique New York

Arcadia Bay –

The Scrumpy Swillers –


The Lost – a young local band formed in August 2015  playing rock music –

  • Dianetics Junior – A four piece rock band based in Stroud comprising four life long friends doing what they enjoy the most! –
  • Short Elbow – An exciting and very popular local rock band playing a mix of ‘rockin’ tunes’ making a welcome return to the Slimbridge Beerfest.
  • The Vibe – Based in Cheltenham and formed in 2006, The Vibe is a highly accomplished covers band who play a superb blend of Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk and Disco covers from the great artists of today and yesterday –


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In 2015 three bands performed at the Festival –

The RiffToads

Formed in 2005, the RiffToads are a 5 piece covers band specialising in Classic -Blues, Ska, Rock & Pop and party covers throughout the generations –

Hard Stairs

Hard Stairs are Cheltenham’s best ex-next door neighbour original Blues Band. Writing, recording and playing their own material, Hard Stairs have worked hard to build a solid reputation as wild live performers backed by quality songs. Despite only being 2 people wide, Hard Stairs manage to fill venues with their sound. Beautiful interplay between guitar and drums drives their music on –

The Midnight Tides

The Midnight Tides are Bristol’s Best “Live Lounge” Acoustic Band. This Bristol based acoustic band offer a wide range of covers. Fronted by a female singer with a powerful, soulful voice and backed with a talented and well arranged acoustic guitar duo they create a magical sound – a