Foodies Festival from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th May 2019Posted on: 16 Apr 2019
If there's one thing Bristol does right, it's food; when it comes to first-class gastronomy on a truly diverse, multi-cultural scale, we've got all bases covered. So those with a penchant for eating quality cuisine - and let's face it, who doesn't? - can revel in the food, fun, music and celebratory atmos when Foodies Festival hits Bristol's Durdham Downs from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th May 2019.
Yep, the UK's biggest food festival is back for another year of great grub, top tunes, awesome workshops, informative masterclasses and a whole slew of great chefs to keep you more than well-fed and entertained across this three-day food-fest.
Music this year will be provided by none other than Scouting For Girls who will headline the Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) stage, with excellent Queen tribute act Flash hot on their heels along with Ska masters The Special 1 Neville Staple Band, plus an exciting roster of some of the most talented emerging bands and soloists performing across the weekend.
But to the food. Ping Coombes - Masterchef 2014 champion - will share her top tips, as will Michelin-star chefs George Livesy (Bristol's Bulrush restaurant) and Rob Potter (Manor House in Wiltshire). Other Bristol and Bath-based culinary bad boys (and girls) will include Jan Ostle and Chris Cleghorn, while the global gastronomic map will be covered by Spanish celebrity cook Omar Allibhoy of The Tapas Revolution, Kalpna Woolf and Anupreet Attridge.
It's going to be a fantastic foodie feast filled to the brim with a cracking line-up of more than 200 exhibitors and a mouthwatering plethora of award-winning artisanal producers. On top of that, the Downs will be positively buzzing with a Street Food Village, a Cakes and Desserts Theatre, Healthy Living Area, Kids Cookery School, Drinks Theatre, Vintage Cider Tent, Food and Drink masterclasses and Chef's Theatre.
A wicked weekend in support of a great cause (Musicians Against Homelessness) and money from ticket sales for homeless charity Crisis, Foodies Festival is well and truly back for a bigger, better, yummier, more action-packed, tantalisingly tummy-filling celebration than ever before.
Ticket prices are £29 for the weekend, Adult Day Ticket £19/£17, Kids Day £5, VIP £38, while children under 12 years get in for free on early bird tickets when accompanied by an adult.
Opening times for the weekend are 12pm-9pm on Friday 10th, from 11am-9pm on Saturday 11th, and 11am-6pm on Sunday 12th. For everything else you might need to know about Foodies Festival and to book your tickets, you can have a peek here. Durdham Downs is located at Stoke Road, Bristol, BS9 1FG.
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.