Return of event for milestone anniversary

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Ossett Brewery is set to host Wharfest 10 on next weekend (Saturday 2nd October) at Granary Wharf in Leeds, as the event looks to celebrate its 10th installment.

Attendees can expect an unforgettable afternoon of live music, food and drinks, with the popular waterfront festival having a reputation for serving up an eclectic mix of sounds spanning from indie to 60’s rock, and American blues to party music.

Kicking off at 3pm, Wharfest is free to attend and will take place at The Hop, Craft Asylum #1 and Archies. Music highlights at The Hop will include a rousing set from the Leeds City Stompers, Mossie Band and Huddersfield’s 10-piece riot jazz band, Dead Beat Brass. The Hop also happens to boast one of the best selections of local ales in the north, with favourites from award-winning brewery, Ossett Brewery, as well as a small but perfectly crafted menu of hearty local pies with peas and mash.

Craft Asylum #1’s playlist includes an acoustic set from SuperSonnets who channel everything from 90’s Brit Pop to 50’s classics as well as Yorkshire based solo acoustic guitarist Sarah Widdup.

Rounding out the entertainment Archie’s will feature a live DJ playing what will hopefully be a crowd-pleasing mix of soul, Motown, funk, chart and party tunes with a live sax from 6pm.

Early attendees will receive a stamp card, which allows the first 100 customers to claim a free Wharfest t-shirt once they’ve had a drink in all three venues. The t-shirts feature an eye-catching black and gold branding to match the 10th-anniversary event.

Leanne Jackson, group marketing & events manager said: “We are so excited to bring Wharfest back to Granary Wharf across our three venues and due to popular demand, we are now celebrating our 10th festival! The beauty of the event is that it is free entry with live music all day from 3pm, what’s not to like?”

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