THE finishing touches for the Ale and Arty beer festival have been taking place as beer lovers prepare to descend on Stockton.

With scores of ales, beers and ciders to sample, the 2014 event is set to be a great success at the ARC, with the Friday night Festival tickets already sold out.

The CAMRA event, which runs from Thursday until Saturday, also has musical entertainment from the likes of The Cadillac Kings and The Southmartins.

For more information about ticket availability and prices visit or call 01642-525199.