Devizes Festival of Winter Ales
18th & 19th February 2022
Devizes Corn Exchange
Please note Friday 18th is now cancelled.
DOCA has taken the difficult decision to condense the Festival of Winter Ales into one day so reducing the financial risk a two day event poses to us. If you have a ticket for Friday already we would be happy to transfer it to Saturday – either session or offer you a full refund, please email email@example.com to arrange.
The Devizes Festival of Winter Ales is a fundraising event to help meet the costs of DOCA’s free annual program 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 serve carefully selected 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. We will also be serving hot Pieminster Pies.
Tickets now on sale! Online sales for Saturday afternoon are now closed, physical tickets are still available at Wadworths Visitor Centre and the British Lion Pub
Cabaret – Bunny the knife thrower!
Appearing at both sessions
Bunny is an irreverent crazy lady, murderess and mixer of viagara and rohypnol cocktails!
Imagine meeting Nigella Lawson, Lorena Bobbitt and Myra Hindley all rolled into one. She likes a G’n’T and singing songs both cheery and dark in equal measure, about lost love and the demise of her ex boyfriends. She wields an enormous knife, a ukulele and a smile.
She will give you meat pie, sing you a song and if you’re lucky you’ll duck her flying knives.
The Lost Trades
The Lost Trades are a trio of Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) who, brought together by a mutual love of folk and roots music, have joined forces for a three-part harmony, modern folk adventure.
Performing both collectively and individually penned songs, The Lost Trades tell carefully crafted stories using an array of stringed instruments and light percussion, all lovingly stitched together with soaring vocal harmonies.
The Rob Lear Band
The Rob Lear Band, selected as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio, the Rob Lear band have played alongside the likes of Seth Lakeman, Amy Wadge, Henry Preistman and Martin Simpson.
“Rob’s pure, unforced voice is able to adapt and change direction at the drop of a hat…. Lear offers not only a fresh, appealing modern folk pop sound but also one that sports influences of the harmony enriched and jangling 1970s bands from West America, plus you have his songwriting.”
£10 each session : price includes, live music, cabaret, a glass and your first drink free.
Over 18s only :: Tickets include a festival half pint glass and enough beer tokens for two half-pint
Tickets are available for 2 sessions on the Saturday
:: Saturday 19th February 2022, Afternoon (11am – 5pm) :: Saturday 9th February 2022, Evening (5:30-11pm)
Available to buy online (Saturday both sessions, ONLY A FEW LEFT!) and in person from The British Lion Pub, Devizes Books and the Wadworths Visitors Centre, but Tickets are selling fast so if you want a pint, a pie and a good laugh get in there quick!
Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible
COVID — Let’s keep each other safe
Government guidelines on Covid must be followed…
♦ Please wear a mask when not seated and use the hand sanitizer provided ♦
♦ Do not come if you have any symptoms of Covid ♦
♦ You may be asked to show your NHS Covid passes on the door ♦
♦ Numbers will be reduced to allow extra space ♦
♦ Ventilation will be increased for your safety please wrap up warm ♦