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Music and Entertainment...

This page will be updated as and when attractions, events and acts are confirmed. Please keep visiting this page for up-to-date information.

Although the management will do its best to ensure all the acts perform as agreed, the management cannot accept responsibility for late cancellation or alteration of performance times and reserves the right to change the acts featured without prior notice.

Thursday 16th May 2024 - Day Session


Please note - there will be no steam train rides.

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Thursday 16th May 2024 - Trade Session


An opportunity to meet other brewers, publicans and suppliers to the trade in the unique atmosphere of the Rail Ale Festival.  Applications for trade session tickets should be emailed to
If you would enjoy a chance to judge some of our competition beers please indicate this in your email.  We would value your judgement and hope you will consider joining a panel.

VIP Rail Ale Lunch

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Thursday 16th May 2024 - Evening Session

6.30pm to 11.00pm

Rail Ale Rock Night with AC/DC UK

Rail Ale Rock Night with AC/DC


AC/DC UK is one of the most renowned and authentic DC Tributes in Europe. A full-sized production features six fully firing cannons, inflatable Rosie, a Hells Bell, a wall of Marshall stacks, and an incendiary delivery from the band themselves!

The band has played in over 20 countries worldwide, at legendary festivals and venues to thousands, including multiple sold-out nights at Glasgow's O2 ABC, located only yards from where the historic "If You Want Blood" album was recorded.

AC/DC UK are proud to pay tribute to the greatest rock outfit in history.

Get ready to rock the roof off the Roundhouse – for one night only!

Please note this is an all-standing event.

7.45pm - The Crossroads Band (support)
9.00pm - AC/DC UK


Friday 17th May 2024

In the Marquee

1.30pm - Rocks and Frocks - Good time dance band playing classics from the 50s and 60s, always smart and always happy.

In the Snug

1.15 - Adam Parrish

Main Stage

1.00pm - Darren Morgan                  
1.45pm - Sticky Bones Jones
2.30pm - Graham Hinckley                 
3.15pm - Dronny Bottom Buskers 

8.00pm - Groundhog Days – a dynamic and fun four-piece band delivering forgotten rock and pop hits of the 1980s.

9.30pm - Soul Battalion – Sheffield-based Soul & Motown band with blazing brass, driving rhythm and soaring vocals.

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Saturday 18th May 2024

In the Marquee

2.00pm - Ashover Brass Band - A great local band that never fail to please the Rail Ale crowd!

Main Stage

1.00pm - Mark Morgan-Hill                                                     
1.45pm - Taylor & Hart                    
2.30pm - Marv White
3.15pm - The Shambles  

8.00pm - Brüde - A high energy, hard rocking, force of nature, forged in Sheffield.
9.30pm - Calling Planet Earth - The best of New Romantic 80s: Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, ABC, Japan, Human League and more.

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Rail Ale Festival at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, DerbyshireEvents at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, derbyshire