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Lazydays Festival

Culture & Arts
Jul 26, 2024 18:00 - Jul 28, 2024 18:00

A craft drinks festival like no other, discover 50+ craft drinks, talks & demos, tastings and a line-up of big-name acts and local musicians!


Lazydays is flipping the traditional beer festival on its head to create an innovative experience like no other.

A true celebration of all things craft, from local gin and tonic with the best-paired garnish, to independent Essex wine-makers, refreshing cocktails, English-apple cider and a huge selection of craft beers and lagers.

Our music lineup is topped by some of the UK’s finest talent, including BBC 6music funk & soul DJ, Craig Charles, indie rock band, The Futureheads, BBC Radio 1xtra legend, David Rodigan and β€˜90s album charting, Sleeper.

More than 30 acts will be announced in the coming weeks, including a tranche of Southend’s favourite local artistes.

The festival consists of four five-hour sessions across the weekend kicking off Friday night, followed by two sessions on Saturday and an extended six-hour Sunday session. A separate ticket is required for each, or a dual session or weekend pass can be purchased.


There are four adult ticket options:

Standard: come for one session, available to 18+ only, starting from Β£32 at Early Bird prices.

Dual Session: come for two sessions, you pick which combination of sessions to come to, and the second session is half-price!

Lazydays+: Our bundle package deal, includes a single session ticket, priority entry, Β£20 of drink tokens, and a beer or wine tasting – at a 12% discount.

Weekend Pass: Come to all four sessions! Available at a 30% discount on four Standard tickets.

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Standard and Dual Session tickets include:

βœ” Your first drink (beer, cider, single spirit & mixer, small glass of wine, soft drink). Dual session tickets include a drink in your first session only.

βœ” Entry to the event for your allotted session time

βœ” Discover 50+ craft drinks

βœ” 5 hours of live music

βœ” Samples from craft drink producers

βœ” Access to talks, panel discussions and demonstrations*

βœ” A reusable souvenir cup to take home


Wine Masterclass – Discover three succulent English wines in these small-group wine-tasting masterclasses.

Beer Tasting – Sample four craft beers in our 30-minute expert-led tasting session.

Cocktail Making Masterclass – Pulling together great craft spirits, mixers, syrups and garnishes, this 30-minute masterclass is led by an expert mixologist where you’ll learn to make two classic half-size cocktails.

Drink Tokens – Available in Β£20 increments.


From Β£32.00+bf