Which do you prefer, gin or rum? Or maybe you love both? Whatever the answer, there’s good news for everyone as the Gin & Rum Festival returns to Leicester at Athena this summer. 

The largest touring Gin and Rum festival is coming back to Leicester on Saturday 20 July and they’ll be bringing over 60 different Gins and 60 different Rums with them. The event will also include live entertainment with an award-winning resident DJ keeping you entertained playing music from all genres, plus street food, talks and masterclasses, and plenty of new and exciting drinks for visitors to enjoy.

When purchasing tickets there are 2 sessions to choose from, either 12.30pm – 5pm or 6.30pm – 11pm and tickets are priced at £12, which includes a Copa glass, a Gin and Rum Festival satchel and your Gin and Rum bible. 

The founder of the Gin and Rum Festival, Bobby Nanua, commented, “I am delighted to have launched the UK’s very first Gin and Rum Festival. We have had a fantastic year in 2018 hosting the festival in over 20 cities. It is a great pleasure to bring the festival back to Leicester along with 30 other cities across the UK in 2019″

For 2019 The Gin & Rum Festival is delighted to announce that Schweppes will be their official tonic partner. At every event Schweppes fans will be able to try a selection of rums and gins, perfectly paired with the brand’s premium range, Schweppes 1783, which includes Cucumber, Salty Lemon and Muscovado flavours.

Rosalind Brown, Marketing Manager, Coca Cola GB said, “We’re so excited to be the official sponsor of Gin and Rum festival this year! As gin has been on the rise in recent years, rum is also going through a renaissance – while the classic G&T remains popular, more and more people are choosing rum based cocktails. This is the perfect platform for us to show how versatile our mixers can be, and our premium Schweppes 1783 range offers a wealth of unique flavours which can be paired with different rums and gins alike. We hope everyone enjoys the festival!”

Tickets can be purchased at www.ginandrumfestival.com.