Bedford River Festival is one of the largest outdoor events of its kind in the UK Image: Bedford Borough Council

River Festival is “one of the largest outdoor events of its kind in the UK”

The Bedford River Festival 2020 will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July. Bedford Borough Council has announced that the event’s headline sponsor will be Wainwright, by Marston’s Beer Company.

Bedford River Festival is recognised as one of the largest outdoor events of its kind in the UK, with thousands of visitors over one weekend in July.

Bedford Borough Mayor, Dave Hodgson, said:

“The Bedford River Festival is always a fantastic event, and the planning is going full-steam ahead with just under a year to go until next year’s big weekend.

“It was great to see the thousands of visitors coming to our riverside last year to enjoy this superb free Festival, and I know many people are already looking forward to next year.”

Paul Freeman, from Marston’s, said:

“We are delighted Wainwright Golden Beer is going to be a major part of the River Festival over the next few years. Our relationship with the town runs deep with our partner brands brewed at the town’s famous Eagle Brewery.

“Wainwright is also the proud sponsor of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames and has supported a team rowing across the Atlantic earlier this year, so the River Festival feels like a great fit to bring that right back to enjoying a rewarding beer on the riverside!

“We look forward to bringing Wainwright to Bedford River Festival for the visitors to experience its taste and enjoy whilst having a great weekend in the town. This is a great opportunity for the brand to add its personality to one of the country’s biggest waterside events.”

The Council has also marked the occasion with the launch of the new River Festival website.

Keep up-to-date with Bedford River Festival updates at the website, and via the Bedford Events Facebook page.