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Published 16th Apr 2018

rum festival uk comes to middlesbrough

After the success of the Newcastle events; The Rum Festival is coming back North, this time to Middlesbrough, bringing rum, cocktails, food and music from around the globe.

On Friday, 2nd November, The Middlesbrough Event Centre (MEC), will be hosting a brand new and original two-day event that will see the second leg of the UK’s first travelling Rum Festivals tour in the North East.

The Rum Festival, will introduce you to over 100 different rums from around the globe combined with live entertainment, great food and free giveaways.

Lucy Douglas, the founder of the festival says, “The growth in the rum market and evolution in the variety of flavours and styles has been phenomenal over the last couple of years. Having been to some amazing Beer Festivals and Gin Festivals we decided to set up something for rum drinkers, somewhere fun where they could try new and exciting rums whilst listening to live music, eating great food and be surrounded by like-minded people.

Rum is the most diverse and versatile of the spirits. Great on its own over ice, perfectly blended with your favourite mixer, or shaken up in a cocktail, rum is the perfect drink for any occasion. With a vast and diverse range of production methods and being produced all over the globe in varying climates, every rum is different and there is something for everyone.

So what can you expect?

On arrival, you will be greeted by a Rum’un; handed your Rum Festival glass (a gift for you to take home!) and a brochure, full of information on all the rums you can try, fun facts about each of the suppliers and the suggested garnish to compliment your drink.

Drinks vouchers to taste the rums, will be available from a stand in the main hall. If you're new to rum don't worry, the friendly Rum’uns will recommend a few to get you going or tell you all about their favourites; and your handy brochure will help you to decide.

Throughout the event there will be live entertainment and dancing – including steel drums and salsa; live blogs from rum industry experts, tasty food to buy and above all lots of fun. At the Middlebrough event, The Rum Festival’s cocktail team will also be on hand to mix you some of the tastiest rum cocktails on the planet!

We’ve also invited some of our favourite brands along and they’ll be on hand to offer recommendations, tell you about their rums and obviously give away free tasters!

For more info check out www.therumfestival.co.uk or email info@therumfestival.co.uk

Early Bird Tickets start from just £10 (+ booking fee) and are on sale now!

Friday 2nd November 2018: Evening Session: 6.30pm – 11.30pm
Saturday 3rd November 2018: Afternoon Session 12.30pm - 5pm
Saturday 3rd November 2018: Evening Session 6.30pm – 11.30pm

THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY FOR OVER 18 YEARS OLD (YOU MAY BE ASKED FOR ID)

Fun Fact “We call our team Rum’Uns - Rum’un – Rum One… Someone who is a bit quirky; who is a little bit naughty but still eminently loveable!”

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @rumfestivaluk



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