Background

About
The Dobwalls Beer Festival is a real ale and cider festival.  We are proud to be promoting Cornish small brewers whilst raising money for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.  The 1st festival was held back in August 2009 and has been growing and moving forward from strength to strength.  2019 was our 10th year AND it was our BEST YET. 

Unfortunately, due to the Worldwide Pandemic in 2020 and 2021 we were unable to host a Beer Festival even though we did try our best to organise something.  As the world begins to right itself after more than 2 years of COVID, we are now working hard to bringing you a fantastic Beer Festival for 2022.  This year, the festival will be on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July.  Unless we face any unforeseen circumstances, this July, DOBWALLS BEER FESTIVAL IS GOING AHEAD!!
Food will be available to purchase on both days with the Highwayman pub serving their normal menu of foodstuffs and Specials over the 2 days and on the Saturday we are planning a special outside Street Food Market, which will be run by the Pub and will offer all kinds of tasty treats for the afternoon festivities.  More will be revealed as we get closer to the event.
Obviously, being July 2022, the event will be bathed in Warm Sunshine.  Although we can't actually guarantee this and in the worst case scenario we have a shower, then we do have a vast marquee available to keep us dry. What other better way is there to spend an afternoon / evening than relaxing  with an nice Beer or Cider listening to some entertainment?  The Dobwalls Beer Festival is Family Friendly with a beer garden and play ground available for the little ones to enjoy.
For our 10th Anniversary, this year we will be selling LIMITED EDITION Dobwalls Beer Festival T-Shirts.  They are available in Black in all sizes from Small (S) to XXL.  However, they really are limited so are available to buy here or at the Pub before the Festival and then (if there are any left) on the Beer Festival Weekend.  They are £15.00 each and all profits go to Cornwall Air Ambulance. 

if you are paying online then payment is secure through PayPal.  Simply choose your required size below and click the PayPal button. PayPal account not required.  Payment by Debit or Credit Card.  Delivery is £3.00 per T-Shirt.
Please Choose a Size:  They are as follows
S 36/38" M 38/40" L 41/42" XL 43/44" 2XL 45/47"

Charity

Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance

To support and fundraise to keep Cornwall Air Ambulance flying, so that it can continue to provide an emergency helicopter service to anyone in Cornwall, free at the point of need, and continue to save lives.  Dobwalls Beer Festival has been doing this for the 10+ years it has been running.  In this time we have raised thousands of pounds for this wonderful charity.  Of course, this is only possible with your help!  There are two ways you can assist us and Cornwall Air Ambulance and that is to Sponsor the event or to come along and support the event by partaking in a few ales or ciders.

Dobwalls Beer Festival and Cornwall Air Ambulance thank you for your support!

Click here to check out the Cornwall Air Ambulance Website

Sponsoring

As it is a Charity event we are always looking for Sponsors.  It obviously costs a certain amount of money to put this event on and so we offer the opportunity to sponsor a Barrel or the Entertainment and in return we will promote your Business, your Venture .. or you!  For your sponsorship you will get your name / business name and website links added to this site, your logo will be added to the Tasting Notes and will appear next to the sponsored barrel.

Our Sponsors this year are: (Click the Image to load their associated Websites)
Your sponsorship means we can keep putting this event on every year and raise some well needed money for the Air Ambulance.

To sponsor future beer festivals, please fill out the following form or email us as sponsor@dobwallsbeerfest.co.uk

Sponsoring

Entertainment

We are pleased to announce the following Acts will be performing at the Beer Festival this year.

In the meantime why don't you check out our Facebook page for more updates as they happen!  You can find it here

Entertainment

We are currently putting together a list of Entertainers for our 10th Anniversary who will no doubt knock your socks off!  Please check back in the new year when we will have more information about our acts.

In the meantime why don't you check out our Facebook page for more updates as they happen!  You can find it here

Friday 19th July

Little Waves
LITTLE WAVES
5pm - 7pm
Little Waves are an exciting acoustic duo with a collated set of songs from the decades. Ben and Mark have both been in international touring bands and have had the pleasure of sharing some of the worlds most prestigious stages with Artists such as Alice Cooper, Motley Crüe, Kiss, Protest the Hero, Don Broco and Lower than Atlantis to name but a few.

Now in this more laid back format, they bring a rootsy vibe to an eclectic collection of songs from the 50’s right up until 2019. Available for Weddings, Corporate events and private hire, they are happy to travel anywhere and hope to send little waves through the country and beyond...
Dark Station
DARK STATION
7pm - 9pm
Dark Station is a 3 (or sometimes 2) piece band made up of old school chums Graham and Tamsyn, and ex-Londer Kevin.

Following a chance meeting after not seeing each for 30 years, Graham and Tamsyn discovered a mutual love of cider, swearing and acoustic quirky jazz/punk. Forming a band seemed like a good idea at the time.

Kev saw them performing as a duo and decided it was a party he wanted to crash. From that moment on it’s been a series of congas, sandals, checked shirts, cow bell solos and general good times all the way.
Leon Harvey
LEON HARVEY
9pm - Close (In the Pub)
Leon is a solo performer and song writer from Looe in cornwall and i play on the the pubs and clubs circuit.

Saturday 20th July

Common Morris
COMMON MORRIS
1pm - 2pm
We are a brand new morris side in Cornwall named after s village on the edge of Bodmin Moor. We are mainly Border but will be trying Cotswold and Northwest
Callington Community Gospel Choir
Callington Community Gospel Choir are a local Choir with a BIG following.  Soon to follow in the footsteps of the fame of the Fisherman's Friends, they have sung and supported some big name acts over the years including providing backing Vocals for Leona Lewis on her final night of her UK "I Am" Tour in Plymouth March 2016.  Sure to be a crowd pleaser over a nice pint of Ale or Cider.
Charlie Louise
CHARLIE LOUISE
4pm - 6pm
Charlie Louise is a singer/songwriter from Menheniot, combining acoustic pop vibes with country vocals to create a unique sound. She has supported the likes of Wildwood Kin and Haunt The Woods at Plymouth Pavilions, and also recorded her debut demo EP “I’m Not like You” at Abbey Road Studios last November, donating some of the CD proceeds to Livewire Youth Music Project. Having only been performing for the past couple of years, Charlie has quickly become an established solo artist on the Southwest Circuit. Charlie played over 50 gigs over the course of last year including multiple festivals, such as Boardmasters, Looe Saves The Day and BBC Introducing stages at the Biggest Weekend Fringe event at Exeter Phoenix. Charlie absolutely loves the playing and supporting the local beer festivals, for charity and we are proud to have her back at Dobwalls Beer Festival again this year, having played here last year as well as the Darite Beer Festival and Sterts Beer Festival too!
The Jack
THE JACK
7pm - 9pm
THE JACK have been playing hard hitting classic rock for nearly two decades, their extensive set list has a range of songs by AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Free, ZZ Top, Queen, Cream, Judas Priest, plus many more!!!

Over the years the band have played some of the top live music venues in the country & rocked bike rallies all over the south of England.
Sgt Flint
SGT FLINT
9pm - Close (In the Pub)
South East Cornwall 5 Piece, Sergeant Flint’s soaring vocals, burning guitars, energetic bass riffs and pounding drums, have kept them busy with private/public functions, parties and weddings since they formed in 2008. Their mixture of classic and modern rock covers from bands like Cream, The Kinks, Primal Scream, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon and many more.
Steve Flanders has been entertaining at weddings and public events professionally for 15 years.

Specialising in vocal excellence along with skillful guitar and piano work. Steve can provide either a chilled out acoustic act to set a wonderful classy atmosphere, or an electric set with electric guitar work and quality backing tracks along with full lighting and sound system.

Acoustic ballads through to full on rock.
Playing a mix of high energy rock and indie shows across the region, The Outlanders are quickly becoming one of Plymouth’s most exciting young bands.  They recently won "Battle of the Bands" against various other bands across the South West.  They are really proving themselves as a rock force to be reckoned with!

Kalum Wilmot - vocals and guitar
Jake Walke - lead guitar
Josh Walke - bass
Harry Miller - drums
With a 90’s spin, I Love Amp masterfully play the soundtrack of your youth along with the anthems of today.

This award winning band have years of professional experience, definitely not to be missed.

In 2013, I Love Amp debuted their 90’s inspired show with some extra crowd favourites thrown in for good measure. From then on, the band has flourished. They have developed an incredible live show for Festivals, Parties, Corporate Events & Weddings. Their schedule of public gigs is also extensive.

One of the most in demand bands in the southwest, I Love Amp is made up of  professional session musicians who always deliver the finest performances.
Cornwall based indie duo, Our Atlantic Roots (Mac and Laura Johnston), bring an uplifting blend of American & British alt-folk, with harmonies that are rich, dynamic and unite beautifully.

Mac’s guitar playing is full of character and accompanies lyrics that are both poetic and direct, hopeful and authentic. The married duo present a blend of the cultures they are individually from, by merging various genres characterized by their country and folk roots. 

With a growing fanbase since their popular 2019 release ‘Little Bird’, and with over a million streams on Spotify alone, the duo’s coming release in summer 2022 is bound to turn heads.
The DerryAirs are singers of an eclectic mix of shanty and popular songs! Looking to keep your spirits high as you enjoy a nice cool Crisp Beer / Cider in the warm Sunshine!
We are pleased to announce that Saturday from 5-7 will be packed with all your favourites played by The Lonesome Rider, also known as 'Baz'.  He will be entertaining the masses with an eclectic mix of Classic Rock, Pop and sweet R&B tracks.
Hey we are a 5 piece rock/metal covers band from Cornwall, Mind your Manners play classics such as Queen, GnR, Volbeat, Slash ,Green Day, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne to name a few.
All aboard the good ship Black Friday - join her crew and captain Tom for another stormy crossing of the Celtic sea of folk-punk. We don't know where we're going and we don't know when we'll get there but we'll have some fun along the way...

Since 2005 the six strong, unstoppable Black Friday have been playing their foot-stomping mix of high energy, home-brew folk-punk and celtic tunes across Cornwall and lands far beyond. They have had crowds jumping at some of Europes biggest festivals including Glastonbury.

Their music is influenced by their Irish and Cornish roots and their folk heroes. Catchy original songs and take on folk favourites by the likes of Flogging Molly and Pogues will keep you dancing all night.

Ales & Ciders

In 2019, for our 10 Year  Special, we had a grand selection of 12 ales and 6 ciders from around the historic county of Cornwall.  We happen to run out of Ale, for the 1st time, an hour before we closed on the Saturday, which we were really impressed with.  But like all good beer connoisseurs, running out is unacceptable, so this year we are aiming for the same. We have received some great feedback with regards to the selection that was on offer and we will take those comments into account when organising the ales and ciders for the 2022 Beer Festival. 

In the meantime why don't you check out our Facebook page for more updates as they happen!  You can find it here

Contact

If you would like to get in touch with us to talk about the event, then please use the form or email address below.
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