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Lazydays festival

A new kind of craft drinks festival

Lazydays is flipping the traditional beer festival on its head to create an innovative experience like no other. A true celebration of all things craft, from local gin and tonic with the best-paired garnish, to independent Essex wine-makers, refreshing cocktails, English-apple cider and a huge selection of craft beers and lagers. 

Imagine sitting under the trees of a beautiful park with a group of your closest friends; glints of sunlight through the canopy, in the background you can hear brilliant live music and smell the intoxicating aroma of the grill. Each of you has your favourite drink in hand, an ice-cold beer, the perfect mojito or old-fashioned, gin and tonic with the best-paired garnish and the freshest glass of white there is. And every single one is independently made, small-batch or local. This is Lazydays, and we celebrate the best in craft.

What to expect at the event

Once the gates open, you've got five hours (or six if you join us on Sunday!) of fun ahead of you. Pick whichever of our four sessions takes your fancy, or pick up a dual-session ticket (buy one, get one half price) or a weekend pass. When you arrive, you'll be given your reusable festival cup and drink tokens, and head straight to one of our 11 bars, each one celebrating a different producer. 

We're teaming up with Essex-wide (and beyond) award-winning craft producers, so not only can you grab one of more than 50 drinks on offer (after you've got you're drink included with your ticket!) but enjoy a great line-up of music, too.

Throw in a round of great food, and epic live music, or pull up a seat at one of our talks, demos and Q&A sessions. Why not add a cocktail masterclass, wine or beer tasting to your ticket, too!?

Drinks token system

Drink token systems create a more efficient bar service (and mean you get the first round of chilled ones in your hand that bit quicker!). It also helps us to reduce cash handling, too. 

If you buy tokens in advance on our site, you'll get a 10% discount pre-purchase rate. They come in increments of £20, with 32 tokens issued. We'll publish drink price lists a little nearer the time. 

You can collect your tokens upon arrival (up to 30 minutes before your session starts), and if you end up with any left at the end of the session we'll refund you up to £20. There's more info on drink tokens in our FAQs.

Food and drink, and shopping

When you arrive, you'll have noticed the aromas coming from our artisan food stalls (check back for when we announce who's joining us!). 

Each of our craft producers has great offers to buy a bottle (or crate!) of your new favourite drink discovery.

Plus, there's a selection of artisan producers in our Shopping Village as well.

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