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The Oast Beer Festival 2018
22 & 23 June 2018

The Oast 40th Anniversary Kent Beer & Music Festival 2018

The Oast Beer and Music festival takes place at The Oast, Granary Close, Rainham, Kent ME8 7SG directly adjacent to Rainham Kent Station

The sessions will be:
Friday 22 June 2018 from 12pm to 10:30pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 from 12pm to 10:30pm

Entry price is £4 which includes your festival glass. Early bird entry before 4.30pm on Friday is only £3

Please note that due to the sale of alcohol the festival is strictly over 18s only so children under 18 cannot be admitted. ID may be required
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The venue has both indoor and outdoor space so the festival is not weather dependent!


Friday 22nd (Music arranged by Careful Now Promotions)

Theatre Royal
Stuart Turner and The Flat Earth Society

Saturday 23rd June

Ancient Orange
Ravella Bridge
Turtle Circles

Festival Sponsors

The Oast Beer festival are looking for sponsors for each cask of beer. Your details will appear in the programme and on the website as well as the Facebook page. We are also looking for advertisers for the festival programme. Please email for more details

The festival is a celebration of Kent beers and as such all beers, ciders and food are from producers in the county of Kent so the festival would be ideal for any advertisers looking at these markets.

Beer Selection

There will be 40 Kent beers from local breweries including a beer brewed specifically for the festival as well as a selection of the popular Dudda's Tun ciders. As the only beer festival taking place in a former Oast, the kiln where the beers are served would have been used for drying local Kent hops used to produce beers in Kent

About The Festival

The beer festival is a fundraiser for the Oast Community Centre which is a registered charity. The Oast was acquired by Rainham & Wigmore Community Association in the early 1970s and was converted to open as the current community centre in 1978. Originally known as Wakeley's Oast the building was constructed in the 1890s and in use for drying hops until 1960s when it became disused. There are major works required to the building and the funds raised will help towards this essential maintenance

As well as Kent beers and cider there is also a bar available for soft drinks including local apple juice as well as wines. Various food stalls will be located in the Oast grounds to provide Kentish produce to help soak up the beer.

This is a beer AND music festival so there will also be a selection of different bands and solo artists performing across the 2 days.

The Oast Rainham as it is now

Oast Kent Beer festival Rainham

The Oast in 1970 before conversion to community centre

Oasthouse Beer & Music festival


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