Kelly gets best seat in the house at the Beer Festival

Winner Kelly SUS-150106-125446001
Winner Kelly SUS-150106-125446001

Kelly Woolcott is all smiles after winning exclusive use of a luxury loo at the Beer and Music Festival in July.

Kelly, from Ore, was drawn from the Twitter and Facebook followers who liked and retweeted the competition to enter.

Her prize is her own private facilities equipped with the softest toilet paper and Champagne.

A delighted Kelly said: “It was such as good competition, but I didn’t think I would win. I can’t wait for the beer festival now, no queue for the loo, luxury loo roll and champagne to drink while I’m in there.”

James Beeching, social media coordinator for the beer festival, said: “This is our first year with Win a VIPee and we had a fabulous response to the competition with over 600 retweets and shares.

“Social media is immensely powerful in spreading the word about the beer festival and we are pushing fun ideas out to our followers and hope that they join in the celebration leading up to what is a tremendous festival weekend.”

The ‘loo facilities’ for everyone are increased this year, with emphasis on keeping the queues as short as possible and the area as clean as possible.

Festival organisers have announced that for a second year running Dynamic Scaffolding has taken up the lead sponsorship for the festival.

Beer Festival spokesman Simon Merrick said: “Dynamic Scaffolding is an essential partner in the event, supplying the large amount of scaffold used across the event site. Its high quality steel scaffold is used for the 100’ Bar and many other structures, ensuring the Festival is a secure and safe environment for festival-goers to enjoy.”Festival Chairman Colin Gooch said: ““We are very pleased to have Dynamic Scaffolding supporting the festival once again.

“Ross Garnett and Matthew Upton partners at Dynamic are real friends to the festival and supply a highly professional team that is onsite to ensure the build up and the festival goes off without a hitch.”

Ross Garnett, partner at Dynamic Scaffolding, said, “It is important to support charity events in our town, and when it also includes three-days of great music with a packed local audience, this is the right place for us to be.”

The festival, organised by Hastings Round Table, starts with the Prom Night, on the Thursday July 2, with the stunning 150-strong Hasting BIG Choir and a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble, followed by Hastings Beer and Music Festival on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 .

Tickets for the three-days are on sale now at a number of locations in the town and on the website. Information is available at:

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