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The Farsons Beer Festival kicks off on Friday 7/24/2013

Ta’ Qali National Park from Friday, 26th July to Sunday, 4th August 2013

The 33rd edition of The Farsons Beer Festival promises another ten days of the best in local and international award-winning beers and Malta’s best line-up of musicians and artists. The Festival opens at 8pm daily. Entrance is free of charge with free parking available in the vast parking area outside the Park.

The Farsons Beer Festival offers the complete range of Malta’s local beers, including the Cisk range and classic brews such as Hopleaf Pale Ale and Blue Label Ale. International beer brands such as Carlsberg, Budweiser, Guinness, Kilkenny Irish Cream, John Smith’s Extra Smooth Ale, Beck’s, Newcastle Brown Ale and Corona Extra are also available, including a selection of UK speciality beers and cider brands Strongbow, Woodpecker and Bulmer’s Original Cider.

The programme starts on Friday with Funk Initiative and Maddee Loveday & Conditions Apply from the UK on the Main Stage, and Plan 0, Fire and Xtruppaw on the Rock Stage. Saturday sees Thea, Christabelle and Malta’s own King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Freddie Portelli on the Main Stage whilst Skimmed, Dripht and Texanna will be rocking the Rock Stage.

The Kids Area will be animated by a special half hour daily show for children in the Greek Theatre. The official Festival Mug, which has become a collectible item for most visitors of the Festival, will be available from most bars. Fifteen food stations will be offering a wide mix of food dishes.

The main sponsor of the Festival is Vodafone with other sponsors including Gasan Zammit Motors, Malta Tourism Authority and 89.7 Bay.

The official Festival app can be downloaded for iPhone and Android and is available at iTunes Store or Google Apps. For the latest news and information like the Festival page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefarsonsgreatbeerfestival.

An agreement has been reached with Arriva for the extension of public transport to and from Ta’ Qali. During the ten days of the festival, Ta’ Qali will be served by route 53 from Valletta from 19:30, and all Arriva services will be extended with the last bus leaving Ta’ Qali at 24:00, charged at the €2.50 night fare. The Arriva customer care centre may be contacted on 2122 2000 for additional assistance.