Heverlee Beer Festival to open in Edinburgh

The Arches are set to host Edinburgh’s first Belgian-inspired food, art and music festival later this month.

Four of the iconic East Market Street arches will be transformed into a beer garden and pop-up street food market selling dishes inspired by Belgium including moukes-frites and carbonade flamande for the three-day Heverlee at New Waverley festival which will open on 21 July.

Organised by Heverlee Beer, the free event will also feature contemporary street art murals and sets by popular electronic DJs including Charlie Bones of radio station NTS and LuckyMe Record’s Éclair Fifi, a Scottish DJ who has previously appeared on Radio 1.

Wendy Espie, Senior Brand Manager at Heverlee Beer, explained: “When it comes to creating the ultimate summer beer garden atmosphere, there are fewer countries in the world that do it better than Belgium. We’re really excited to bring together a host of amazing talent to celebrate some of our favourite aspects of contemporary Belgian culture right here in Scotland.”

She continued: “The New Waverley arches is a really unique space and we can’t wait to let people see what we’ve got planned there. If Glasgow’s Heverlee at Tontine was anything to go by, we’re sure this is going to be an amazing three days.”

Heverlee at New Waverley, Friday 21 – Sunday 23 July, open until 11pm daily, The Arches, East Market Street, free entry.

Words: Amy Anderson

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