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Arriving at Propyard on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 April, new-for-2022 craft beer festival, Hopyard, will not only showcase the very best of Bristol’s beer brewing talent but pair it perfectly with a mouth-watering line-up of world-renowned DJs.

With drops on offer from the gold standard of Bristol’s brewing scene, organisers have announced even more pint-sized fun - in the form of a stellar line-up of DJs taking to the decks, including ‘rare groove’ DJ, Norman Jay MBE, hip hop turntablist, DJ Yoda and DJ Format.

In addition to the three headliners, Red Rack’em, Boogie Cafe and DJ Emmy will also satisfy the dancefloor cravings of Hopyard go-ers in the venue’s Courtyard. With ticket options including all you can eat and drink bundles as well as a just-entry option, it’s the only way to start the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Kicking off proceedings on Thursday 14 April, with a beat dropping two-hour set will be legendary DJ, Norman Jay MBE. Undoubtedly one of the most respected and popular DJs in the world today, the co-founder of the Good Times record label and dance music station KISS FM will be filling the dancefloor with music to guarantee nothing but Good Times. Bristol-born record label, Boogie Cafe, will also take to the decks to bring dancefloor grooves to the Courtyard on Thursday for guests to enjoy, pint in hand.

For those heading along to the Friday 15 day session, none other than globally-renowned Hip-Hop DJ and producer, DJ Yoda will be headlining. With several awards and media industry achievements to his name, DJ Yoda’s set will offer up a boundary-pushing and uniquely British take on hip-hop music and culture. Continuing the day will be genre-hopping, seasoned selector and producer Red Rack’em. The Bristol-based DJ Emmy - renowned for her deep disco grooves through to her fast garage cuts - is also set to bring the vibes to compliment the breweries’ drops on Friday.

The evening session will see the return of DJ Yoda and DJ Emmy, with one of the city’s most-revered selectors, DJ Format, also on hand alongside his record bag full of the rarest in Funk, Latin Soul, Heavy Psych and Brazilian Tropicalia.

And, believe us, the beer lives up to the music. Honouring Bristol’s modern independent beer movement, Hopyard have invited 12 of the city’s best brewing icons to bring along their drops. From the latest brews to tried and tested classics, the impressive selection will feature city legends: Wiper & True, Fierce & Noble, Lost & Grounded, Newtown Park Brewing Co, Left Handed Giant, New Bristol Brewery, Arbor Ales, Bristol Beer Factory, Good Chemistry, Basement Beer, Moor Brewery and Cider Box.

Attendees can also look forward to some of Bristol’s very best in street food from sourdough pizza connoisseurs, Pizzarova, Palestinian-inspired kitchen, Jafra and Hawaiian poké bowl restaurant, Loki Poké - all ready to serve up their best munch.

Daytime, as well as evening tickets for Hopyard, are available now from




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