First rate folk music is the order of the day on Thursday, July 3 when the City Beerfest returns to the historical surroundings of Guildhall Yard. It’s round number two for the festival after its successful debut last year.

More than a dozen of Britain’s most popular breweries will participate including Fullers, Meantime and Hepworth.

A free programme of music ranging from Folk, Bluegrass and Old Appalachian will be showcased all afternoon and into the evening.

The Ragged-Out String Band will perform from 12:30pm – 1:45pm. Fresh from recording their new album, alternative Folk group Tir Eolas will play from 5:30pm – 6:15pm. The Ramshackle Union Band follow between 6:30pm – 7:15pm, before Police Dog Hogan close the event between 7:30pm and 9:00pm.

City Beerfest was started in 2013, by the then Lord Mayor of London Sir Roger Gifford, who said: “I am delighted to welcome the City Beerfest back to the spectacular Guildhall Yard for its second year. It’s great to see City institutions and businesses coming together again in a celebration of food, music and beer. Thanks must go to the Worshipful Company of Brewers and the City of London Festival for helping to put together this event. Thanks also must go to the musicians and breweries, for donating their time and beer so generously.”

Tir Eolas said: “BeerFest 2014 is a first for Tir Eolas, and a gig we've been looking forward to for some time! We are excited to share exclusive new material from our debut album 'Stories Sung, Truths Told' with fellow ale fanatics.”

Proceeds from the festival will go to the City Music Foundation. The Foundation provides professional musicians in the UK in the early stages of their careers with expert advice, guidance and support to help them to build successful careers in music.

Those wishing to attend City Beerfest 2014 should visit the City Beerfest website where they can find further information on how to purchase advance beer tokens: