Opening times for the 2024 festival are:
Live entertainment at all sessions.
The bands lined up for 2024 are:
The festival runs on a token system. To buy beer you must first buy tokens.
The token desk is at the end of the roller rink where you came in.
Once you have your tokens, head for your bar of choice. Please do not try to use cash. The bar staff cannot accept it and will send you to the token desk to buy tokens.
Remember! No tokens = no beer!
Payment for tokens is cash, card, or contactless.
The token desk will cash in any unused tokens at the end of the night. N.B. Tokens are valid only on the day you buy them. They do not roll over from one day to the next.
The rink is organised into 5 bars:
- Ciders and Perrys
- Real Ales
- Craft Corner
- Belgium, Foreign, and Fruit Beers
- Gin and Prosecco
The real ales are organised alphabetically by brewery so when looking for the beer of your choice just follow the letters.
If you are interested in sponsoring the festival full details are available on our 2024 sponsors page
The best way by far to hear about future festivals is to subscribe to our email list. We won't spam you. We won't share your email address. You'll get a handful of emails a year mostly around the time of the festival.
Sign-up here: Opt-in to the Bent and Bongs Email List
On social we are:
... but we have absolutely no control over whether these platforms keep you up to date with anything we post.
We also run a blog at blog.bentnbongs.com.
We seem to have adopted the hashtag #bentnbongs for chatter about the festival.
If you're a time travelling historian from the future and want to look back at previous festivals the details for the 2023 festival are saved here for posterity.
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