Thursday, 6 August 2015

Back to school for Atherton beer bash

On 24 June I wrote that the famously quirky Bent & Bongs Beer Bash in Atherton had lost its customary venue, Formby Hall, due to redevelopment. I understand the hall has now fallen into a state of disrepair.

I received an e-mail yesterday from Ken Worthington, who is involved in the festival, stating that a new venue has been found. It will be held at the Atherton Community School in Hamilton Street, Atherton, M46 0AY.

The dates of the 2016 festival will be Thursday 18 February to Saturday 20 February to coincide with half term. It's further from from Atherton railway station than the previous venue: I estimate about nine tenths of a mile in total. Still, good news that the old BBBB has its future assured.


  1. I got the email about the new location and was surprised to hear the building was now in a state of disrepair. It seems to have deteriorated so quickly since February's festival. Let's hope the new venue works out just as good if not better.

  2. The developers have probably begun to dismantle the place. I'll have to go the next one, if only out of curiosity.


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