Love Gin? Don't miss Gin Fest 2019!
Belfast Gin Fest is set to make a return this summer from June 21st - June 23rd in Belfast’s Queen’s Quarter. A fantastic weekend full of tasting, events, music and more. Perfect for all you gin lovers! Following on from the success of its very first instalment last year, Belfast Gin Fest has announced it will return this summer 2019. The three-day festival will take place from June 21 to June 23 at Elmwood Hall in Belfast’s Queen’s Quarter.
The event, which is organised by the teams behind Taste and Tour NI and Seedhead Arts, will see Belfast’s best-loved local gin brands and global favourites, descend on the venue to provide a weekend of experiential and sensory activity including cocktail demonstrations from leading mixologists, an outdoor cocktail bar, tasting sessions from participating brands, live DJs, delicious food suppliers and more, all to be announced in the coming weeks.
Of the 30+ local and global brands already scheduled to attend the 2019 instalment some include; Copeland, Boatyard, Shortcross, Jawbox, Gunpowder and Malfy.
Phil Ervine, founder of Taste and Tour NI and one of the key organisers of the event said: “Northern Ireland’s love of gin is growing and growing! We have some of the best gin brands, mixologists and cocktail fans in the world and Belfast Gin Fest is all about bringing these elements together for a weekend of celebration and exploration.
“Whilst Belfast Gin Fest is an exciting event for gin-lovers, the wide programme of activity makes it perfect for the culturally curious too. Last year, we welcomed over 1,200 people across just two-days. This year, we’ve added a new Sunday session to the programme bringing the total number of sessions to five and ensuring Belfast Gin Fest 2019 is bigger and better than before.
“We’re incredibly excited to announce our return today and look forward to sharing more updates over the coming weeks. It’s still not too late for gin brands, licensed venues and retailers to get involved so I’d encourage them to drop us a line.”
The weekend will consist of three afternoon sessions taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and two evening sessions taking place on Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Friday afternoon’s session is priced at £15.00 (excluding booking fee), with all the other sessions being £20 (excluding booking fee).
Tickets are on sale now from belfastginfest.com with ticket price including entry to the event for the duration of one four hour session, a gin and tonic on arrival and the event’s signature Belfast Gin Fest 2019 goblet as a take-home souvenir.
To keep up to date with programme updates follow @belfastginfest on social media.