Devizes Festival of Winter Ales

28th/29th February 2020

The Devizes Festival of Winter Ales is a fundraising event to help meet the costs of DOCA’s free annual programme of outstanding outdoor arts events and activities, including the Devizes International Street Festival, Confetti Battle, Devizes Carnival and the Christmas Lantern Parade.

Held in collaboration with Stealth Brewery, we have bespoke, warming ales and ciders from some of the best independent breweries in the country, as well as some fantastic bands and special DOCA style entertainment. You’ll be able to chose from a selection of Pieminster pies, and top quality snacks to keep you going.

In usual DOCA style we will bring to you a cabaret act with a difference!

This year, for your entertainment we will be welcoming Matt Barnard.

Matt has performed across the world as a compere, actor, musician, singer and as himself in his unique one man show.

He was the resident compere of the cult Sensation Seekers Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, starred in London’s oldest variety show in the West End in and performed his unique act at the famous London Palladium. He also appeared in the Hollywood movie Mrs Henderson Presents in which he performed the famous sand-dance with Gareth Jones

He has won many awards for his solo show including at the Feldkircher Gaukler Theatre Festival in Austria, we hope you will give him a warm Devizes welcome.

There’s lots more to come keep an eye on our Festival of Winter Ales Facebook page to get updates as they are announced.

Ticket icon - click to buy tickets for doca eventsBuy Tickets for Devizes Festival of Winter Ales 2020

Tickets are available for three sessions over the two days:

Friday 28th February 2020, Evening (4 – 11pm)

Saturday 29th February 2020, Afternoon (11am – 5pm)

Saturday 29th February 2020, Evening (5.30pm-11pm)

Unfortunately, we will be unable to admit people who are under 18.

Tickets will include a festival half pint glass and enough beer tokens for two half pints.

Tickets will be available to buy online soon, and will be available around Devizes to buy in person from Devizes Books, The British Lion, The Vaults and the Wadworths Visitors Centre

PLEASE NOTE: We have changed from using the Paypal checkout to Ticketsource for the 2020 event

Book now

Special thanks to our sponsors and those that support this event

Vince Bell

Performing on Friday
Vince is Devizes-based and well known on the local music scene.  He’s a singer/ songwriter who throws himself emotionally into his material.  His songs can be very personal, but always well-crafted and beautifully delivered.

Splat The Rat

Performing on Friday
Swindon-based folk/ rock four-piece.  Traditional folk, taking songs of old and giving them a modern day going over!  Expect lively arrangements, singalong songs and a rousing good time. Want to know more… click here.

It’s Complicated

Performing on Saturday 11am-5pm
It’s Complicated play a wide cross section of original songs and rearranged covers, where they take a mix of classics, original material and less well known songs and rearrange them in their own unique style.  They are all experienced and talented musicians who enjoy performing and entertaining a live audience.

Kris Dollimore

Performing on Saturday 5.30 – 11pm
A man, a guitar and a voice.  With a largely acoustic repertoire, precision playing is expected and delivered, earning him a hard core following of loyal fans and admirers. Expect bluesy guitar playing, soulful singing, and foot stomping sounds. Want to know more… click here.