Hopfest returns to Dubai this month

Find out the exact dates for when Hopfest will be taking place in Dubai for August 2015

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Hopfest is back for another year.

The festival celebrating the refreshing flavours of hops is in its 11th consecutive year in Dubai and fans will be glad to know it returns at the end of this month.

Taking place over three days – August 27-29 – the gathering will see fans slurping away anytime between 12pm to 12am at the Irish Village in Garhoud.

And if you’re worried about the sweltering heat at the moment, don’t fret, as Hopfest 2015 will be held inside a gigantic marquee with air conditioning.

Providing musical entertainment will be The Maplejacks plus Carmen and the Black T’s & DJ Marky Mark, regulars at Dubai bash.

Last year the event took place around the same dates and attendees enjoyed 100 different varieties of the beverage.

It was free to get in but drinkers were expected to purchase a minimum amount of beverage vouchers upon arrival for entrance.

The Celtic institution will be showcasing hops from many locations across the world so enthusiasts can get their fill on just what excites their tastebuds.

It’s destined to be as raucous as ever, with scores of fancy-dressers and hops enthusiasts jostling for space inside.

The Irish Village has another fun event coming up in the near future as Midge Ure will also be gracing the popular location soon.

The singer – who has Grammy, Ivor Novello and BASCAP awards to his name – will be cropping up in the city to play a show at the Irish Village on September 24.

Doors at Midge’s gig will be flying open at 7pm that Thursday meaning fans will have to make their way to the venue straight from the office to catch hits such as ‘If I Was’ and ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’.

Prior to his concert at the Dubai venue, which has recently seen Bob Geldof and The Wailers perform, Midge will be entertaining British crowds with a series of gigs at Oulton Park, Cheshire July 31 – August 2 and Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton August 28-30.

Tickets for the UAE event cost Dhs125 and can be purchased from the venue or Virgin Mega Store. Alternatively call 04 239 5000. The show begins at 9pm.

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