Train Timetable

Beer & Music Festival 2014

Event date: 23 October 2014 - 26 October 2014

Our annual Beer & Music is back and yet again is bigger and better than ever before. We will once again be transforming the Exhibition shed at Oxenhope into the main festival site with a 60ft festival bar been erected along with bars from local breweries and not forgetting a stage where over 25 acts will perform from Friday dinnertime until Sunday tea time.

This festival is not just for the real ale drinkers amongst you, not only will there be over 100 “real ales” available at Oxenhope, but new for 2014 a specialist wine bar will be set up serving a wide selection of quality wines. With the Real Cider Company from Hebden Bridge also setting up inside the Exhibition shed, there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste……

Click HERE for a comprehensive list of the beers that will be on offer during the festival. It is a very comprehensive list, but if you would like a smaller (2 pages A4) version to carry round with you as you sample the various flavours, click HERE.

Oxenhope Festival shed opening times

Thursday 23rd October     16:00 to 23:00
Friday 24th October          11:00 to 23:00
Saturday 25th October     11:00 to 23:00
Sunday 26th October        11:00 to 17:45


Keighley Bars

Friday 24th October          11:00 to 23:00
Saturday 25th October     11:00 to 23:00
Sunday 26th October        11:00 to 17:00

Please note that numbers are limited in the festival shed at Oxenhope, and are purely a first come first served basis. Busy times are generally after 7pm on Friday & Saturday.

An intensive train service will run on all days, for more details click HERE.

Keighley has connections to the national rail network so why not leave the car at home and let the train take the strain.

A connecting bus service is available on all 4 days from Oxenhope railway station to Hebden Bridge railway station to provide connections for stations to Manchester, Preston and beyond. This service departs from the top of the station Car park at Oxenhope station. HERE for more details and times.

There are many different types of ticket available over the festival but the best value ticket to most will be the Day Rover ticket. This ticket allows UNLIMITED train travel on the day of issue and UNLIMITED entry to the shed.  All booking offices (except Damems and Oakworth) accept major credit & debit cards.


Thursday 23rd October

Adults £15
Concessions £13.50
Children/ KWVR Members £7.50

Friday 24th October

Adults £20
Concessions £17
KWVR Members £15
Children £10

Saturday 25th October

Adults £20
Concessions £17
KWVR Members £15
Children £10

Sunday 26th October

Adults £15
Concessions £13.50
Children/ KWVR Members £10

Local residents with proof of address (Living in the BD21 or BD22 Postcode) are charged at concessionary rate. KWVR Members free tickets are withdrawn over the festival. Holders of through tickets from national rail main line stations are entitled to travel but will be required to purchase a shed only admission ticket available only at Oxenhope station.

A festival shed only ticket is available subject to availability and priced as listed:-
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th Adults £10 Concessions/Children £5
FREE entry to the Festival shed on Thursday & Sunday

Children are of course welcome to the festival but we ask that they leave the festival shed by 8pm. Parents should be aware that the shed can get very busy at times and also some of the live music can be loud. Well behaved dogs are also welcome into the shed at Oxenhope and of course on all our train services.

Beer Tokens

Many of the bars over the festival will not be accepting cash, in order to purchase your drinks with no delay you will be required to purchase beer tokens. Tokens will be available at various points over the railway. The railway doesn’t have a cash machine but if you purchase your beer tokens at Oxenhope festival shed we can accept all major credit & debit cards.

Beer tokens are priced at:-
1 single token £1.50 or 7 tokens for £10. One token = Half a pint.

Tokens may be used to purchase festival glasses or other items as marked. Please note that some beers will carry a surcharge, these will be clearly marked on the bar in question.


This is where the main festival site is, held inside the railways exhibition shed. We will have over 100 real ales to choose from some of our local breweries such as Timothy Taylors, Bridghouse Brewery, Copper Dragon and also beers from all around the country.

Copper Dragon Brewery we are proud to announce again our main festival sponsors and will not only have all their established range available, including the popular Golden Pippin beer, but will have their Radka Pilsner bar based at Oxenhope.

A new feature for this year is a specialist wine bar at Oxenhope, this is being provided by Martinez Wines of Ilkley. There will be a selection of white, red or rose to choose from, this can be purchased either by the glass or bottle.

The Real Cider Company will be providing the cider bar this year and will be bringing a large selection of ciders for you to try.

Our popular festival glasses will be available to purchase again, carrying this year’s logo and we even have a festival wine glass available to purchase at a price of £3 per glass or two tokens. Hire glasses are available at £1 per glass. Please note there will be no plastic glasses available this year.

Headlining Friday night is Huddersfield band, The Hungry Hearts on stage from 9:30pm


Headlining Saturday night is the return of Dr Busker on stage from 9:30pm


Old Spot Brewery from Cullingworth will yet again return to Keighley as they do year after year. Live music acts will perfom from 5pm Friday evening with the headline act on Friday 24th being The Pretend Beatles taking to the stage after 9:30pm. Not only will Old Spot be at Keighley but there’ll also be a cider bar provided by The Real Cider Company along with hot & cold food available on platform 4.

Saturday will see music from dinner time up until 11pm with the popular Eddie Earthquake and The Tremors stealing the headline act on Saturday evening from 9:30pm onwards

 On Train

Most trains will carry bars and also be steam hauled so why not escape the festival at Oxenhope for an hour and have a drink on the train while the train makes its way up the Worth Valley, listen to the engines working hard coming out of Keighley and take in the stunning countryside views. So why not take a ride on the Copper Dragon Train or pay a flying visit to the Ossett Brewery Express at some point over your time with us.


  • Limited Car parking available at Oxenhope & Keighley
  • Hot & Cold Food available at Oxenhope & Keighley
  • We operate a strict “Think 21” policy
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry to the festival shed for any reason without the right for refund.
  • All our staff are volunteers and we will not tolerate any verbal or physical abuse towards them, we reserve the right to remove any persons found to be abusing staff without right to refund.
  • No smoking in any Station building or on trains.

All images: Julian Dyer