The Gin Society Festival is coming to Bury for the first time, where lovers of gin can meet friends and fellow gin lovers in the splendid surroundings of The Met, the town’s beautiful, newly refurbished theatre.

At the festival, you can enjoy a selection of the world’s finest gins and perhaps learn a few facts you didn’t know about this legendary libation.

The Gin SocietyWith more than 95 different gins on offer, gin lovers can sample their favourite tipples and discover some new exciting tastes from around the region, the UK and beyond. As well as gin, The Gin Society will also be serving their hugely popular sloe gin and prosecco fizz, plus a small selection of bespoke beverages. Botanical Brewers Fentimans will be supplying their range of tonic waters and, for those who like something a little different with their gin, Fentimans delicious Rose Lemonade will also be available.

To add to the fizzy festival atmosphere, there will be music and dancing from the fabulous A Train Swing, whose vintage DJ will take you back to those heady days when the gin cocktail was king. Throughout the day and evening, distillers will be sharing their skills in a series of Gin Masterclasses. Tickets for each session are just £7.50 plus booking fee and included in the entry prices is a beautiful bespoke Gin Society gin goblet to keep as a souvenir, plus a booklet of tasting notes. All gins and tonics with special garnishes are priced at £5. Delicious cocktails, prosecco and a small selection of other drinks will also be available.

Sound like your cup of tea (or gin fizz)? Northern Soul has teamed up with The Gin Society to offer readers the chance to win not one, but two prizes. The winner will receive a bottle of gin, a The Gin Societyselection of Fentimans mixers and two tickets for The Gin Society at Bury Met.

Runner up? No problem. We’ve also got another pair of tickets up for grabs (tickets redeemable for either Friday 7 July 6pm-10:30pm, or Saturday 8 July 12 noon–4:30pm).

To be in with a chance of winning, sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right-hand side of the page) and send an email to with the title ‘The Gin Society’ and your contact details.

Closing date: 22 June, 2017

Winners will be picked at random and notified by: 23 June, 2017


For more information or to book tickets, click here.