The front bar is gonna be back for those who want to relax with a full 330ml out in the Wild Atlantic sunshine….
We’re keeping servings to 200ml. We also had lots of feedback to say most beer fans wanted to taste as many of the 60 beers as possible, but with servings of 330ml, it just wasn’t possible without wasting valuable, gorgeous beer!
The token system remains dead simple – €3 per token, 1 token per drink. Tokens also used for food, swag, take out and charity donations.
The entire festival is token payment and we ask attendees to only bring Debit/Credit Card payment please! We have improved our card payment system AGAIN and will have THREE token points this year, with cabled systems.
We have invested over the past 5 years in the infrastructure, equipment and people we need to make the festival happen. We have also seen most costs increase by 30-200% over past years! Also worth noting that all profits generated will go to a local Sligo charity, The Sligo Food Bank.
Your ticket will get you access, a guide, a glass, drink tokens, entertainment and a free train ride back to Sligo. You’ll get over 8 hours of access to beers not poured here before, in the company of the brewers who make the beer. Amazing, right?
As beautiful as Ballymote is, we won’t leave you stranded! If there’s one thing we heard loud and clear it is that the train must return! And so through our friends in Irish Rail, the train will return and collect us all on the Saturday night to transport us all to Sligo for the Beer Crawl at 9.30pm. Each of the bars on the crawl are hosting beers from two breweries, grouped by country. The bars for the beer crawl will be: Swagman (US), Thomas Connollys (UK), Lillies (NL), Bourbon (FRA) and Hargadons (IT).
We are adjusting opening times to suit the train times arriving from Sligo and Dublin, and to allow day trippers have a longer day at the festival.
We will have some stewards on hand to help get you safely on the train, but we’d like everyone ensure we bring our waste with us after each train journey over the day!
No matter where else you are coming from, Irish rail have trains running from Dublin and Sligo all weekend that will drop you to the Brewery. Just check out Irishrail.ie for more info.
For more information on how to get to Hagstravaganza and where to stay click here.
BANDS & ACTS
You all loved the bands in 2019, so we have a cracking line up of brilliant live acts to see. We’ve tried to bring the Galway Stree Club to Sligo a few times, and have finally succeeded this year. The 10 piece act are a collective of Street Musicians hailing from various corners of the globe who play a highly-energetic & varied set. You can expect Blues, Rock, Ska, Folk, Americana & Trad played like you’ve never heard it before
We’ll also be bringing in some well known DJ’s to keep you moving.
The Bands are:
- Galway Street Club
- Sligo Trad Quartet
- Saffron Rogues
We’ll also be hosting the Irish traditional act known as the Strawboys, as our annual guests.