Hamsters, Hot Rods and Ale and Arty
By One Giant Leap
Thursday 25 Feb 2010 15:34:00
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This years Ale and Arty Beer Festival at Stockton Arc is kicked off by the guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters.

£12 in 8pm kick off

Tonight/Thurs 25th Feb

The band have long been established as one of the country’s premier live attractions and although primarily known for their own brand of rootsy rock, blues and Americana, they are also widely regarded as the UK’s leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top.

They'll be playing their usual storming set featuring their own tracks plus some old classics too.

"The Hamsters are a great blues band." Johnny Walker, Radio 2

"They're fabulous! One of Britain's very best live bands." Bob Harris, Radio 2

Watch the band in action here.

Ticket price includes access to the beer festival.

 

Then on Saturday at Arc finishing the beer festival off in style will be Ale and Arty favourites Eddie and the Hot Rods.

£10 in 8pm kick off.

They began life in 1976, when four teenagers from Southend on Sea got together. They were soon signed up by the legendary Island Records and went on to have three hit albums and four top forty UK singles including the Top Ten hit Do Anything You Wanna Do.

Their success has continued over the years and the band have toured alongside such legends as The Ramones, Tom Petty, The Police, Squeeze and Talking Heads.

Although the lineup has changed over the years, one member, Barrie Masters, has been a constant, driving the band forward with their own style of fast energetic rock’n’roll and rhythm’n’blues.

Watch Eddie and the Hot Rods perform their classic Do Anything You Wanna Do here.

 

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Just in case you don't know here is the details about the Arc's ever popular Ale and Arty festival, started today  to Saturday.

Stockton’s Ale and Arty Beer Festival returns for its sixth year after another huge sell out success in 2009. The festival, as always, takes place over three days (Thur 25 – Sat 27 Feb) with festival goers supping up the selections during the day and enjoying entertainment on the evening.

You can expect another weekend of the country’s best rhythm, blues and rock'n'roll, not to mention delicious food and an array of more than 70 real ales, lagers, cider and perry, and now ARC’s resident comedy club Catch 22 is taking part as well.

The last five years have seen huge crowds turn out and enjoy the vast array of ales on offer. The last three years have been so popular with local beer lovers that the festival sold out of real ale by 9.30pm on Saturday, so each year the selection on offer is increased to cope with rising demand.

This year’s selection will include both favourites from earlier years and a number of new beers, including one or two unique festival specials. The usual attractions are also there, including the CAMRA stall, British and European Bottled beers and the amazing CAMRA tombola.

Daytime festival 11am – 5pm
Entry £1 (Free to card carrying CAMRA members)

Evening festival 6.30 - 11pm
Beer Festival only entry £4.50 (£3.50 Saturday)
Beer Festival plus music or comedy £12 (£10 Saturday)



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