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North Hop Festival Brews Up Best Ever Line-up

North Hop, the much-loved craft beer, craft spirits and street food festival coming to Aberdeen’s P&J Live on Saturday 24th September 2022, has released its full line-up and, with a huge variety of breweries, food trucks, distillers, bars and makers from the length and breadth of Scotland, festival-goers are in for a treat.


At the heart of North Hop lies a passion for craft beer, and with some of the finest breweries in Scotland included in the line-up, ticketholders will be spoiled for choice. ‘Fierce Beer’, ‘Brew Toon’, ‘Vault City Brewing’, ‘Dog Falls Brewing Co’ and ‘Seidar – The Wee Scottish Cider Company’ are just some of the names appearing in the line-up.

Serving up a range of botanical spirits and delicious cocktails is ‘Drink Me Events’ (fizz and fizz cocktails), ‘Angels Dare Cocktails’ (canned cocktails) and ‘Dunnet Bay Distillers’ (Rock Rose Gin & Holy Grass Vodka serves & cocktails) plus a whole host of other fantastic Scottish Distilleries and Bars.

Ticketholders will also be able to choose from a mouth-watering selection of street food vendors. Guests will be able to feast from ‘The Gaff’, delivering epic wood-fired pizzas done just the way you like, ‘The Seafood Bothy’, cooking up local landed seafood dishes and ‘Bombay Grillz by The Catering Collective’, dishing up delicious Indian street food specials plus much more.

The festival will also feature Scottish makers and producers selling everything from hot sauce, craft kombucha and eclectic jewellery to snacking salamis during two Saturday sessions – 1pm to 5pm or 6pm to 10pm.

Michelle Russell, North Hop Festival Director, says: “We are so pleased to announce our festival line-up featuring some of the best local breweries, bars, street food vendors and makers/producers Scotland has to offer. After a four-year wait, North Hop Aberdeen is back – better than ever!”

“As per past North Hop Events, you can expect an exceptional level of quality products on offer, complete with classic North Hop Vibes and atmosphere we’ve brewed up the perfect festival.”

Completing the festival line-up, a range of up-and-coming Scottish acoustic artists and live bands are set to play to the crowd.

Claire-Lena Miller-Davis, Exhibition Sales Manager at P&J Live, says, “We can’t wait to welcome North Hop back to Aberdeen and the line-up has us super excited. Showcasing the best food and drink in Scotland we’re sure this will be a perfect way to end the summer.”

North Hop Breweries: Fierce Beer, Vault City Brewing, Dog Falls Brewing Company, 71 Brewing, Brew Toon, Spey Valley Beers, Two Towns Down, Wind Swept Brewing, Other World Brewing and Seidear - The Wee Scottish Cider Company.

North Hop Bars: Highland Boundary (Wild Cocktail Bar), Drink Me Events (Fizz & Fizz Cocktails), Dunnet Bay Distillers (Rock Rose Gin & Holy Grass Vodka Serves & Cocktails), North Point Distillery (Rum Bar - Serves & Cocktails), Angels Dare Cocktails (Canned Cocktails) and Blackford Craft Distillery (Gin, Vodka & Liqueurs).

Street Food Vendor: The Gaff, Paella Escocia, Seafood Bothy, Lolly's Ice Cream, Bombay Grillz by The Catering Collective, The Vintage Koffie, Jarochita – Authentic Mexican and Cafe’ on the Kerb.

Makers/Producers: Peat Design, The Knotty Chick, Raw Culture Ltd, Surya Luna Naturals, Doric Skateboards, Highland Tide Designs, D!P, Pure Bakery, Singularity Sauce Co., MOOCDU, Pure Decadence by Loch Aurora, Perfect Scents Highland, CeramiKer and Picky Pencil.

Tickets, priced at £18 +fees are now on sale via www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

North Hop Aberdeen is for persons 18 years and over.

North Hop festival goers can take advantage of a special rate at P&J Live’s two on-site hotels Hilton Aberdeen TECA and Aloft Aberdeen TECA.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.

You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.

Is there parking charges?

Up to 3 hours - £8.00

Up to 5 hours - £10.00

Please find full details on our parking tariff here. Please pay on exit by entering your car registration

How can I pay for parking?

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.

You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.

Can I drop off and pick up someone without paying parking fees?

If you are dropping off or picking someone up from an event, please note the maximum wait time in our car parks is 30 minutes. Parking charges will apply if your car is within the car park for more than 30 minutes. This also applies if you cannot find a space, you will not be charged if you exit the car park within 30 minutes.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.

What time is the Box Office open?

Our box office at P&J Live will be open on concert days only. This will be open from 17:30 on the date of the show only and closes once the main act comes on stage.

If you have any ticketing or box office queries contact [email protected]

Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

How do I get to P&J Live from outside Aberdeen?

Getting into Aberdeen has never been easier with the completion of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

P&J Live is located close to Aberdeen airport, six miles northwest of the city centre you can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

For more details see our Visiting page.

Are there cash machines available at P&J Live?

There will be no cash machines on site, however contactless payments are welcome.

Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?

At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

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