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Badly Drawn Boy play at Prestwich Beer Festival

Badly Drawn Boy

Prestwich Beer Festival is to return for 2016 and will launch with a special opening night including a set from Badly Drawn Boy.

Damon Gough, better known as Badly Drawn Boy, will be performing a set of his chosen favourites from his back catalogue as the finale of the launch night for the festival on Thursday February 25 at Prestwich’s Longfield Suite.

The event will be hosted by Prestwich poet Tony Walsh and will also feature sets from singer/songwriter Songs for Walter and comedian John Gordillo. Iconic cartoonist Tony Husband, best-known for his work in Private Eye, will be bringing his Cartoon Confessional Box to the event in-between performances. Guests will be invited to ‘confess their sins’ to him while he draws a cartoon to illustrate them.

Attendees will also have the first chance to sample a selection of the beers on offer, alongside wine and gin from the Artisan Gin and Fizz Bar which is a new addition for 2016.

Details on the beer list and performers for the remaining dates of the festival will be announced shortly.

Prestwich Beer Festival (BeerPrest), February 25-27, Longfield Suite, Prestwich. Tickets for the launch night £12 advance/£15 on the door.

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