Foodies Festival Brighton Returns Friday 24 – 26 September
After a lockdown induced one-year hiatus the Foodies Festival Brighton returns for September. Previously held over the May bank holiday weekend the Foodies Festival new date also comes with a new location and will this year take place at Preston Park.
Visitors to the Foodies Festival will get to see a host of top celebrity chefs at Preston Park including Alex Webb, MasterChef: The Professionals champion, MasterChef 2021 finalist Mike Tomkins and MasterChef 2020 winner, Thomas Frake who said:
I’m thrilled that Foodies Festival is back with a bang this summer and I can’t wait to share my favourite recipies and my top cooking tips with all you foodies out there! We all deserve a fun filled day out this summer so hope to see you there!
Musicians Against Homelessness
Brighton has the second largest homelessness population in the country, a problem that has increased dramatically with the covid-19 pandemic. In response to this, the Foodies Festival Brighton sees Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) return to the fourth year to raise awareness and vital funds for the national charity Crisis. Taking to the stage will be Scouting For Girls, Lady Gaga tribute act Maybe Gaga, the UKs top Killers tribute band, The Killerz, as well as a host of local bands and emerging talent.
Also appearing on the menu for this year’s Foodies Festival includes local legends Michael Bremner of Murmur and 64 Degrees. Sussex homegrown MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt will be taking time out from opening his new restaurant, Bayside Social in Worthing to join the lineup.
Hundreds of Exhibitors
The Brighton Foodies Festival promises a host of entertainment for all the family, with over 200 of exhibitors and artisan producers. Visitors can enjoy sampling through the Street Food Avenue, and Cake and Bake Theatre, a children’s cookery school, the chef’s theatre and food and drink masterclasses.
Festival director Sue Hitchen said of the Brighton Foodies Festival:
I’m delighted we are returning to Brighton this year, bringing top chefs to cook live and big name music acts to our stage.
As we are outdoors and in local parks we are able to plan Covid safe festivals, and our experienced Helaht and Safety team are working closely with local councils across the country to make sure we take all appropriate measures and follow government guidelines to keep everyone safe.
Tickets and Pricing
- Weekend ticket £29
- Weekend Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children, under 18) £58
- Adult day ticket (18+) £19
- Children under 12 go free when accompanied by an adult
About The Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival launched in 2005 as a single event at an Edinburgh hotel after founder Sue Hitchen noticed a gap in the Edinburgh market for a food festival. It is now the largest food and drink festival in the UK. To date, Foodies has welcomed over 3 million visitors and helped launch hundreds of new businesses and supported thousands of small producers. Foodies Festival proudly celebrates local produce in each festival region and showcases the most exciting and talented chefs, bakers and producers in the UK.
About Musicians Against Homelessness
Musicians Against Homelessness was launched in late 2016 by Emma Rule with the patronage of Creation Records Alan McGee. Around two hundred and fifty MAH gigs and mini festivals featuring around 1000 bands have taken place throughout September and October in 2016 and 2017, raising an impressive total of £100,000.
This not for profit volunteer-led organisation raises money for the charity Crisis in England, Scotland and Wales, and Simon Community in Northern Ireland.