Big Weekend 2018 – May 25th, 26th & 27th


The Fort Hotel’s Big Weekend started in 2006, and has become a firm favourite of locals and tourists alike since. The Big Weekend began to compliment the Fisherman’s Beer Festival, which fell on the Spring bank holiday weekend. The Big Weekend was to give those attending the beer festival, somewhere to go in the evening and night.

While the beer festival had feared the Big Weekend may detract people, it actually did the opposite with 2006 being one of the beer festivals busiest years.

Since then, the Big Weekend has grown in size and popularity, with 2018 boasting its busiest line-up with 25 bands playing over the three days. There will be a mix of acoustic, live, covers, originals and DJs.

Each year the Big Weekend has worked with a local charity, and this year we’ve partnered with Support Our Lily. The Fort Hotel supplies all goods and foods for the BBQ in the beer garden, and all proceeds made go to Support Our Lily.