TONIGHT ONLY
PEAR FEST

Featuring:

REMI HARRIS, HATTIE BRIGGS
THE BLUES BROTHERS BAND

Black Pear is on a mission from God to serve you good food, proper music and enough drinks to make you shake a tail feather. For one day only the spirit of Chicago, Illinois, is taking over our rural Worcestershire HQ. We are calling on our trusted partners and loyal customers to put on your black suit, shoes and shades as we open the first ever Pear Fest. Everybody needs somebody to love so grab your sweetheart, lover or anyone that’ll have you and join us for an evening of fabulous rhythm and blues.

When

From 12:30pm on Saturday 21st August

Where

Bartlam House, Shrawley, Worcester WR6 6TP (Link to directions)

Pear Fest 2021

Schedule

1pm Dig into street food and a pig roast served on the food terrace and grab a drink from the festival bar
2pm Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Hattie Briggs opens the festival
5pm Our very own Blues Brothers House Band takes to the stage
6pm Get a wood-fired pizza from the food terrace
7pm The inimitable Remi Harris Trio close the show
11pm Last orders at the festival bar

Important information

On arrival

If you’re driving the car park will be signposted on the left as you come up the drive; taxis can drop you off at the top by the house.

Festival preferences

Please let us know by Wednesday if you need a vegan or vegetarian alternative to the pig roast. Feel free to bring a foldable chair if you want to be seated for the acts.

Weather

If the outlook stays wet we will provide a marquee for you to watch the acts from. Those arriving by car will need suitable footwear to navigate a mown wet field – but there should be no Glastonbury style mud.

T-shirt collection

If you asked for a T-shirt, they will be available from the bar on arrival.

The Pear Fest Mission

Our legendary chief operating officer Sean O’Mahoney had a simple vision that Black Pear would one day put on the best music festival with the finest bands, drinks and food in the country. He wanted us to put on a show worthy of our amazing partners and customers to celebrate everything you do away from the confines of the office. Following his sad passing last year, we are on a mission from God to realise his vision.

The Pear Fest Deal

Pear Fest is a private event with no ticketing. Everything is complimentary, from our blockbuster acts to the craft tipples and grub, but if you would like to make a contribution we ask that you donate to Hospice UK

Through our work providing End of Life care plans we have got to know a number of hospices this charity supports and it is a cause close to our heart. If you would like to support them please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pearfest

The Pear Fest Stars

Hattie Briggs

hattiebriggs.co.uk

Hattie was busking at Paddington station when her voice stopped Les Mis star Alfie Boe in his tracks. Six months later she was opening for the world-renowned tenor on all 21 gigs of his UK tour - and received a standing ovation at the Royal Albert Hall finale. Influenced by Jeff Buckley, Jonie Mitchell and Goldfrapp, Hattie brings together pop, folk and electronic influences. She has been played on BBC Radio 1, 2, and 6Music.

Remi Harris Trio

remiharris.com

Remi is one of the best guitarists on the planet who happens to live down the road. He counts Jamie Cullum and Cerys Matthews among fans who have described him as "extraordinary" and "astonishing" respectively. Remi draws his unique style from artists including Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery and Led Zeppelin. He has played Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Remi has jammed live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.

Blues Brothers House Band

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_Brothers

We're getting the band back together to kick off the inaugural Pear Fest the way Sean would have wanted. The Remi Harris Trio are kindly lending their talents along with guest vocalist Vince Ballard and our very own Anthony Bryan. The boys in black will be performing hits from the film including, "Shake a tail feather", "Rawhide", and, of course, "Everybody needs somebody to love".

Luke's Cider

lukescider.com

Made from 100% real cider apples - never concentrate - matured for at least a year and blended to perfection. Luke's quest took him from the heartlands of British cider in Hereford and Somerset, to the French cideries of Normandy, and to the New World ciders of New Zealand and Australia. He has worked for big producers and small, and watched, listened, and learned. Now he has two words for anyone who thinks they know cider - think again.

Malvern Hills Brewery Black Pear

malvernhillsbrewery.co.uk

A delicious golden ale with a pleasant, bitter finish that is the staple of any Black Pear event. MHB started up in an old quarryman's gunpowder store in 1998 and has been delivering explosive beers ever since from 600 feet above sea level in the blissful Malvern Hills.

Pear Fest 22

Will be on Saturday 2nd July 2022. Save the date.