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Less Than One Year to Go Until River Festival 2020

August 5, 2019 8:30 AM

Mayor Dave Hodgson on the River at 2018 River FestivalThe Bedford River Festival 2020 will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, and Bedford Borough Council is now delighted to announce the event's headline sponsor will be Wainwright, by Marston's Beer Company.

Bedford River Festival is recognised as one of the largest outdoor events of its kind in the UK, with thousands of visitors over one weekend in July.

River Festival 2018 marked this biennial event's 40th anniversary, with entertainment, over 100 performances across 6 live music stages, funfair rides, activities on the river and lots happening on our beautiful riverside with St Mary's Gardens and the new Riverside Bedford development joining the fun.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said "The Bedford River Festival is always a fantastic event, and the planning is going full-steam ahead with just under a year to go until next year's big weekend. It was great to see the thousands of visitors coming to our riverside last year to enjoy this superb free Festival, and I know many people are already looking forward to next year."

Paul Freeman from Marston's said: "We are delighted Wainwright Golden Beer is going to be a major part of the River Festival over the next few years. Our relationship with the town runs deep with our partner brands brewed at the town's famous Eagle Brewery. Wainwright is also the proud sponsor of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames and has supported a team rowing across the Atlantic earlier this year, so the River Festival feels like a great fit to bring that right back to enjoying a rewarding beer on the riverside! We look forward to bringing Wainwright to Bedford River Festival for the visitors to experience its taste and enjoy whilst having a great weekend in the town. This is a great opportunity for the brand to add its personality to one of the country's biggest waterside events."

The Council has also marked the occasion with the launch of the new River Festival website at https://riverfestival.bedford.gov.uk/

Keep up-to-date with Bedford River Festival updates at the website, and via the Bedford Events Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/BedfordEvents/ where you can find the only official Bedford River Festival 2020 Facebook event.