Foodies Festival have announced their 2015 line-up of festivals across the UK with the addition of six new locations - including Birmingham Cannon Hill Park; Harrogate Valley Gardens; Syon Park in Richmond, London; Alexandra Palace and two new Christmas festivals at Manchester Central and Edinburgh.
From what started as a small food and drink event in an Edinburgh hotel 10 years ago, Foodies Festival has now grown into the UK's biggest food and drink festival welcoming 2 million food lovers over the last decade.
"Edinburgh is known internationally for its diverse range of festivals and the time was right in 2005 to launch a food festival celebrating great chefs, top quality food, and inviting families to enjoy a fun day out. I am delighted to be celebrating our tenth year by bringing the event to new locations, and introducing brand new features for visitors to enjoy."Sue Hitchen, Founder of 'Foodies'
Organisers are promising a day of 'food, fun and friends' for visitors of all culinary levels and lifestyles including vegetarians, vegans and gluten free.
New features in 2015 include a Wine and Champagne Theatre with Charles Metcalfe and Neil Philips and a Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Theatre hosted by expert Melissa Cole. These new features complement the Chefs Theatre; Cake & Bake Theatre; a Producers Market with local artisan producers; the Street Food Avenue and Children's Cookery School.
Venues and dates
Brighton Hove Lawn: May 2, 3 & 4
Birmingham Cannon Hill Park: May 15, 16 & 17
Syon Park, Richmond, London: May 23, 24 & 25
Bristol The Downs: June 26, 27 & 28
Alexandra Palace, London: July 3, 4 & 5
Tatton Park, Cheshire: July 17, 18 & 19
Clapham Common, London: July 24, 25 & 26
Edinburgh Inverleith Park: August 7, 8 & 9
Oxford South Parks: August 29, 30 & 31
Harrogate Valley Gardens: September 25, 26 & 27
Edinburgh: November 13, 14 & 15 (Christmas event)
Truman Brewery, London: November 27, 28 & 29 (Christmas event)
Manchester Central: December 4, 5, & 6 (Christmas event)
Tickets are available from www.foodiesfestival.com or by calling 0844 995 1111
All children aged 12 and under go free to all Foodies Festivals when accompanied by an adult.