Last week (June 11th to 13th) saw the 23rd Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival return to Magna and a few of us here at Human were given the chance to head down and see what it was all about.
The festival is largest event of its kind taking place anywhere in the North of England and perhaps the best bit is that it’s all for a good cause! Since 2011 the festival raised over £150,000 for local charities and attracts thousands of beer lovers each year. It’s not very often that you’re asked whether you would like to sponsor a surfing sheep, so when the organisers of the festival approached us with this curious offer, we thought it was a great way of supporting local charities as well as making a few waves of our own!
This year, the festival took a trip to the seaside, bringing real ales from the West Country, Kent and the East Yorkshire Coast to Magna. There was plenty of live music on offer too, with both up-and-coming South Yorkshire bands playing alongside some of the best tributes in the business on offer.
Each year, the festival relies on the support of local businesses. It’s run completely by volunteers and with the Rotherham Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Weston Park Hospital Cancer charity amongst the beneficiaries we didn’t hesitate to do our bit to help out.
We had a great time at Baa-Watch and proud to be associated with the event. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event and already have ‘The Hoof’ proudly displayed in our Rotherham office!
Here’s what the organisers said:
“I’d really like to thank everyone at Human for supporting the festival this year, without the generous support given to the festival by local businesses the event couldn’t take place.”