Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival to take place in October

THE Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is to take place from Friday October 9 to Saturday October 10 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

The event will be held in the outdoor space at the venue, relocating from the previous location of the Biscuit Factory in Leith.

The festival was originally to take place at The Biscuit Factory in July but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The organisers said the larger outdoor space at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange will allow the event to proceed while factoring in social distancing. There will also be “rigorous cleaning and sanitising throughout and in between sessions”, a ban on cash payments and registration will be via app in order to comply with Test and Protect requirements.

With outdoor events given a provisional date of September 14 to go ahead, the festival organisers have said they are confident the October dates will be achievable. However, if the event is cancelled then any tickets will roll over to either the 2021 or 2022 events.

Festival founder Greg Wells said: “Although we are sad not to be returning to the Biscuit Factory this year, we had to make the decision to move to a much bigger outdoor venue to make sure we could accommodate festival-goers while also adhering to social distancing guidelines.

“We have been working with Edinburgh Council to make sure that the festival ticks all the boxes when it comes to the safety of people attending and those working at the festival.”

Tickets to the festival are priced from £46 and can be purchased at edinburghcraftbeerfestival.co.uk/tickets/