Marked Events, organiser of tech events GIG and WORSHIP and the recently retired BPM|PRO, has announced the launch of the Craft Drink Festival.
The two-day event (28-29 July 2018) will be located across the NEC’s Hall 16 and accompanying gardens. Craft Drink Festival will be using the venue’s outdoor space to create a pop-up town comprised of brewers, distillers and street food stands.
Visitors will be treated to a range of entertainment such as live music, pop-up cinema, comedy and more.
“Over the years, the craft brewing revolution has had a huge impact in the UK and right now the scene is incredibly vibrant,” said Marked Event CEO Mark Walsh. “We wanted to take its most exciting elements and combine them into one event at the heart of the UK. Game-changing brewers and distillers will share space with food trucks, live entertainment and educational fun for that unbeatable festival feel. It’s the ideal way to kick off the summer.”
Richard Mann, NEC market development director, added: “Our insight and new business teams have had the craft drink movement on their radar for a while now, so we’re delighted to be working with Marked Events on launching Craft Drink Festival here at the NEC.
“Their festival concept feels like the perfect fit for this popular and fast-growing market, and will represent yet another great leisure and entertainment destination for the 24m people within two hours of the NEC campus.”