The barrels are lined up for Ale & Arty!

Cleveland CAMRA’s beloved Ale & Arty Beer Festival is returning to ARC this February with a host of ales and entertainment in tow.

The annual festival gives ale novices and real ale fans alike a chance to sample some of the finest brewed ales, perry and ciders on offer with a selection of over 70 across the three days from Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 February, with the Friday evening already sold out.

For those who are tempted to meander from the main ale hub of the theatre to the entertainment in The Point, there are bands and comedians geared up and ready to appease the Ale & Arty masses, with The Cadillac Kings opening on Thursday night, Catch 22 with Nick Doody headlining the comedy cabaret slot on Friday, and Songs For Whoever presents by 25 piece male voice choir Infant Hercules and The Southmartins.

Ale & Arty regulars will know that tickets sell fast for this very popular festival, and for those new to the proceedings, you may want to book now!

• Cleveland CAMRA and ARC present Ale & Arty from Thur 20 – Sat 22 Feb. Times vary and tickets can be purchased here.