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Martin Kemp Live Rail Ale Party Night

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. . . to Rail Ale Festival's dedicated website, where you can find information on previous Festivals and keep up-to-date with news of Rail Ale 2022, including where to buy tickets, links to our sponsors, beer lists and confirmed musical acts.

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

Three days of fantastic entertainment have been lined up including headliners Jungle Lion, a 10-piece SKA and reggae covers band, and Everly Pregnant Brothers, Sheffield’s most famous export after Henderson’s Relish, not forgetting all those beers and ciders, the renowned Rail Ale Gin Palace and, of course, the Rail Ale trains. 

There’s so much going on at Rail Ale 2022 that this year – for the first time – you can buy a three-day Rail Ale Weekend Pass for the bargain price of £35.00 which includes entry to Rail Ale Party Night with Martin Kemp!

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 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.

Please note that it is over 18s only after 5.00pm on all three days of the Festival.

Thursday 19th May will be our Trade and VIP day and we are taking bookings for this now. If you are a publican, brewer or supplier to the brewery industry and would like to attend the Trade Day please email us at

If you would like further information on our Rail Ale Festival VIP packages please email:

Thank you everyone and see you soon!

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Please note that although we welcome children at Rail Ale, all under 18s must leave the Festival at 5.00pm on each day.  This is strictly an adults-only event from 5.00pm.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Martin Kemp Live at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale Festival

Rail Ale is going on an unforgettable journey ‘back to the 80s’ with music superstar Martin Kemp.

This will be a night like no other – the ultimate DJ’s set celebrating pop music’s greatest ever decade where discos were dominated by the sounds of Duran Duran, Chaka Khan, George Michael, Spandau Ballet, Human League, Soft Cell – the list goes on and on – and spinning the decks will be a member of one of the biggest bands of them all.  So get those dancing shoes ready and prepare to enjoy a night of pure ‘Gold’!

Martin will be supported by the hugely popular soul, funk and blues band Highway Child, who are a must-have fixture on the Rail Ale calendar.  Boasting a classic rhythm section and a four-piece brass ensemble, the band’s sound is as big and as polished as the songs they play.

Doors and bar open at 6.30pm.
Highway Child on stage at 7.45pm.
Martin Kemp on stage at 9.00pm.

Please note this is an all standing event. Over 18s only.

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