Very British family festival is back again

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Eroica Britannia festival is back for its third year to give Bakewell three days of celebrations.

The award-winning family festival takes everything from the heart of great British traditions and dishes it out in spectacular style.

Festival bosses are reporting ticket sales for this year’s event from - Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June - are better than ever.

And on Sunday 4,500 cyclists will be saddling-up to take part in The World’s Most Handsome Bike Ride - a three-route tour of the Peak District all on pre-1987 bikes.

A festival spokesman said the ride was famous for taking in breath-taking views while allowing opportunities to stop along the way to sample some of Derbyshire’s finest food and drink.

But less experienced little ones who like a bike ride are not forgotten during Eroica Britannia and can enjoy their own mini-ride during the Isla Bikes Family Ride on Saturday.

Food and drink lovers will be well catered for in general at the festival’s Graze area, where endless street food vans and pop-up bars serve up good grub and kooky cocktails to shout about.

There is also a roof-terrace bar with gin and tonic masterclasses.

Music-lovers will not be disappointed, with this year’s music line-up including a swing night and ‘Last Night in Proms’.

If you love to shop the British Bazaar opens its doors with some truly unique buys - from vintage clothing to cycling gear - with 150 traders in total.

A three-day family holiday pass including three nights’ camping, parking and festival access costs £120. Day tickets cost £10 in advance.

Tickets for children aged under-12 are free of charge and dogs are welcome. For the full three-day line-up visit