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The North Hop craft drinks and street food festival will take place in Aberdeen

Fans of craft beer, craft spirits and street food will be delighted this summer as North Hop returns to Aberdeen.

Welcoming over 2,500 festival-goers for its last major event of 2018, the festival will now take place at P&J Live in Dyce where it is expected to welcome over 2,000 this year.

Showcasing the best producers from across Scotland, ticket holders can expect around 10 breweries, seven bars and 14 manufacturers to attend and they will also have the chance to sample plenty of food from the approximately seven street food stalls.

North Hop Aberdeen is back

Taking place on Saturday August 24, 2022, the festival will take place over two sessions. The first will start at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and the second will open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

At the North Hop, festival goers will also have the chance to meet and speak directly with the owners behind the various businesses.

Some companies already lined up to participate include Aberdeen’s Fierce Beer and Singularity Sauce Co, as well as a new company, Drink Me Events with their Tuk Tuk offering highland sparkling and sparkling cocktails.

Festival goers at the latest Aberdeen North Hop event.

A range of gin, vodka, rum and botanical spirits, as well as cocktails will also be available for purchase at various booths throughout the event.

Live music from a range of up-and-coming Scottish acts will entertain, ranging from acoustic artists to bands.

The festival is well known for its unique barn-style setting which will see P&J Live transformed into a traditional North Hop barn complete with buntings, hay bales and more.

Festival director Michelle Russell, from Gairloch, is looking forward to bringing the event back to the North East for the first time in four years.

Michelle Russell.

It was first created in Inverness in 2014 and 13 large-scale festivals as well as numerous pop-ups have taken place under the brand name.

Aberdeen’s first festival was held at the Lemon Tree in 2015, and was followed by four more events at the former Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center in Bridge of Don from 2016 to 2018.

To date, Michelle has worked with over 400 brewers, distillers, food manufacturers and sellers, as well as over 150 musical groups across Scotland.

She said: “We are thrilled to launch our biggest festival ever – better than ever!

The festival takes place in August.

“This is exactly what we all need after two years at home – an unforgettable summer with friends, filled with all the best food, drink and music Scotland has to offer.

“We have an incredible line-up of food and beverage producers this year, which will be announced over the next few months, and there’s something for everyone.

“From rare specialty distillers to top well-known and loved brands, the day is shaping up to be wonderful.”

Everything you need to know about tickets

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday May 6) at 9 a.m. and are available from

They are priced at £18 per person with no charge which will be added at checkout.

The ticket price includes a North Hop branded glass at the entrance, which has become a collector’s item over the years since the inaugural festival.

A range of drinks and street food will be available.

Claire-Lena Miller-Davis, head of exhibition sales at P&J Live, expects the event to be popular and is delighted to see it return to Aberdeen.

“This is the first summer we can freely enjoy without covid restrictions, and we can’t wait to make the most of it.”

The event is restricted to people aged 18 and over.

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