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Beards, Beer, Beats & the Baltic – BeerdFest returns for 2016

7 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Beards, Beer, Beats & the Baltic – BeerdFest returns for 2016

Beards, beer and music – what’s not to like?

Saturday 3rd September is World Beard Day, but it’s also the fifth annual BeerdFest -Liverpool’s original beard and moustache contest!

The popular festival – endorsed by bearded legend Brian Blessed – offers beer and respect to winners, and a great day out for contestants and spectators from across the North.

A fab local music line up will accompany the beard fun at our home in the Baltic Triangle, Constellations from 2pm. Acts include SheBeat (who launches her 2nd EP Feels Like), Eleanor Nelly, Liz Owen, Joe Kelly, Benn Helm, Neildsy and Maddie Stenberg.

Constellations Courtyard

Constellations Courtyard

Beard contesting gets started at 4pm hosted by the tashwag/ organiser Jodie Schofield and Tom Singleton from The Essential Journal, when the best in northern facial hair hits the catwalk, a sight not to be missed! Save the date for a great day out!

Brian Blessed is patron and supporter of the festival: “It’s delightful that people are coming together and celebrating beards. I’ve always enjoyed mine. If you want a fun day out, Beerdfest in Liverpool will do the trick.”

Baltic Triangle

Raising money for charities Freshfields Animal rescue and SOS via donations and a raffle, Beerdfest has gone from strength to strength since it started in 2012, and thanks to its popularity, has inspired the national contest to come to Liverpool later this year.

Beerd Fest 2016 - The Guide Liverpool

Festival creator Jodie Schofield loves hosting the hairy event: “Beerdfest is such a fun day for all the family. Hundreds of beards and beard lovers join us every World Beard Day to celebrate beards. Beards, beer and music is just a winning combination – what’s not to like? With folks coming from across the North West, and beyond, we’re probably Liverpool’s most fun festival!”

Judges 2016

Previous Best Partial Beard champion Michael Wallage will make his debut on the judge panel, joined by fabulously bearded Richard Singleton from The Essential Journal, and Chris Edwards, local hipster and moustachioed chap. And making sure the bearded style is on point – Ellie Phillips!

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Ellie Phillips will judge


Categories 2016

Monster Beard*

Business Beard*

Partial Beard*



Kids Homemade

Beerdfest Freak* (Freestyle)

BeerdFest - The Guide Liverpool

Audience members can also win!

Open to all awards will go to Beerdfest BILF* and Best Beerdfester.

*With a year of membership to The British Beard Club included in the prizes


Register your category on the day before 3pm or email your category of choice to


BeerdFest Saturday 3rd September, Constellations, 2pm – 9pm

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