Fireworks mark end of Real Ale Festival

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A SPECTACULAR fireworks display will be the highlight of a real ale drinkers’ paradise tonight.

The Gosport Real Ale and Music Festival started yesterday and has over 50 real ales and ciders to try, plus a Pimms Bar.

There will be live music throughout the weekend from over a dozen bands, including the Deborah Bonham Blues Band, fronted by the 
sister of the late Led 
Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham.

The festival runs until tomorrow at Bay House School, Gomer Lane, Gosport.

The firework display takes place at 9.30pm today, put 
on by an award winning fireworks team, Pyrotex Fireworx.

Over the weekend, there will be free entertainment for children with a bouncy castle, face painting and a crafts tent.

There will be a rodeo bull for adults.

Adult tickets are £10, under 16s £5 and free entry for under 10s on sale at the door.

Adult tickets include a souvenir beer glass and free pint of real ale.

Entry to the festival is free tomorrow from midday to 11pm.

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