The Three Horseshoes in Wickersley is holding a music festival extravaganza over the bank holiday weekend (27th& 28th) in aid of a charity and in the memory of much loved local Matthew Kiernan, who died four years ago.

‘Beanz BASH’ is named after Matthew whose nickname was ‘Beanz‘. The music and entertainment festival will raise money for Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) dedicated to preventing male suicide, as Matthew suffered in 2012.

“This event has been in the making for the past year,” said manager Les Hince. “Matthew was treasured so much in the community it’s important the event is a fitting tribute whilst having a real purpose in helping to fund CALM and doing everything in our power to support vulnerable young men.”

“We’re certain Matthew would have been most thrilled to have a beer brewed in his name! The beer and music will remind us of the great young man he was.”

The line-up of eleven acts over two days is an eclectic mix of music from Wickersely young stars to Harmonix Acapello and Davey Wilson on guitar.

There’s also disco and kids entertainment from 1-3pm on Saturday with face-painting, bouncy castle, BBQ, raffle and tombola so there really be no better place to bask in the summer sunshine this bank holiday weekend.

Diane Irwin, aunt to Matthew said: “This is the second annual event in his memory. The loss of Matthew devastated our family and by raising funds for CALM we’re hoping to make a real impact on raising awareness in the community.”

The pub, well known for its diverse range of local real ales has worked closely with Acorn brewery to give the festival its very own beer. Beanz Brew’ will be available throughout the weekend.

The Three Horseshoes won pub of the year in Winter 2017 by CAMRA in February.

For more information please contact:

Georgia Marchant

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