Welsh perry and cider festival gets under way in Caldicot

Tonight marks the start of the 14th annual Welsh Perry and Cider Festival – with the event opening at 6pm in Caldicot Castle.

There are more than 120 different ciders and perries to try, with the annual championship for producers taking place tomorrow.

Local caterers are on hand to offer home-cooked food, there are local produce stalls, craft stalls, chainsaw carving demonstrations, and cookery demonstrations from the History Chef.

There is a line-up of bands to entertain the crowds this bank holiday – from acoustic sets to rock and ska. Bands include Fireroad, Henry’s Funeral Shoe, James Clode Band, and Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band.

Tickets are £7.50 (Friday night only); £9 Saturday only; £9 Sunday only; £7.50 Monday only; £25.00 for a weekend pass. Weekend camping and entry is £50. Under 18s go free when accompanied by a full paying adult.