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Rail Ale Festival

Rail Ale 2024


Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2024

Tickets on sale NOW

Rail Ale is back and it’s time to get your tickets for the most atmospheric music and beer festival of them all! 

Advance tickets available from Seetickets:

Thursday 16th May – 12noon to 6pm£9.00 + booking fee
Friday 17th May – 12noon to 11pm – £14.00 + booking
Saturday 18th May – 12 noon to 11pm – £16.00 + booking fee

Headlining Rail Ale on Friday night will be Soul Battalion, a Sheffield-based Soul & Motown band with blazing brass, driving rhythm and soaring vocals.  And we have a real treat in store for Saturday night with Calling Planet Earth, showcasing the best of New Romantic 80s: Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, ABC, Japan, Human League and more.  Definitely not one to miss!  We’ve got some more great music acts lined up throughout the Festival and we’ll be putting more information on here and on our social media pages over the coming months.

One thing we are still keeping under wraps is who will star at Rail Ale Party Night on Thursday 16th May – our lips are sealed until March 2024 but we can promise you it will be worth the wait!

As well as the music, we mustn’t forget all those lovely beers and ciders, the renowned Rail Ale Gin Palace and, of course, the Rail Ale trains! 

To quench the thirst there will be over 350 real ales from around the country including many brewed locally in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, a great range of ciders and craft beers, the hugely popular Rail Ale Gin Palace and a sprinkling of sparkle with the Prosecco & Wine bar.

For music lovers there will be fantastic live music in the marquee and on the main stage from jazz and brass through acoustic, funk and soul to rock and roll. 

The Street Food Court will be on hand to provide you with a tasty range of food to suit every appetite from pork pies to pizza and hog roast to noodles.

Between 12noon and 5pm on Friday and Saturday the popular Rail Ale train will be running for our visitors. The dedicated shuttle bus service will also be running from Chesterfield railway station into the Festival on all three days.

For further information please visit


May 16 - 18 2024


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