Foodies Festival 2018, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, returns to Hove Lawns on the Sat 5 – Mon 7 May with a mouth-watering summer event.

This year, alongside dozens of food stalls and delectable demonstrations, the May Day Bank Holiday weekend will see the launch of a brand-new Musicians Against Homelessness music stage, plus extended opening times. To date, Foodies has welcomed over three million visitors, helped launch hundreds of new businesses and supported thousands of small producers. The event proudly celebrates local produce and celebrates the most exciting and talented chefs, bakers and producers in the UK.

The festival will celebrate their newly launched stage with performances from Eastbourne’s much-loved pop act Toploader encouraging visitors to keep Dancing In The Moonlight alongside indie band The Hoosiers. It’ll also see talented emerging bands and solo artists perform with tickets raising money for UK-wide homelessness charity Crisis.

An all-star line up will be cooking up a storm in the Chef’s Theatre, including 2017’s Great British Bake Off winner Sophie Faldo, 64 Degrees & Great British Menu winner Michael Bremner, Michelin-starred chef of Ockenden Manor Stephen Crane, as well as Great British Bake Off finalist 2017 Steven Carter & Author of Sesame & Spice Anne Shooter to name but a few, all offering recipe secrets and tips to take home. Fantastic live music adds the cherry on top of an unrivalled foodie feast, proving there’s no better place to be this summer than Foodies Festival 2018 – a gastronomic Glastonbury.

©2017 Tom Nicholson 21/05/2017. Brighton, UK. The Patron Airstream is in Brighton for the Brighton Fringe Festival. Day Two. Photo credit : Tom Nicholson

Patrón Tequila is also kicking off its “Patrón the Summer” cocktail tour at Foodies Festival – their first destination! Patrón Tequila will be serving up delicious summer cocktails out of the Patrón cocktail airstream, including the Perfect Patrón Margarita. They will also be joined by Jake Goldstein of award-winning cocktail bar The Plotting Parlour, who has created his own twist on the Paloma, ‘The Smoky and Salted Paloma’: a smoky yet refreshing drink.

Foodies Festival has offered a very special 30% discount code exclusively for BN1 readers. Enter FOODIES30 when purchasing online, or quote at the box office on the weekend of the festival.

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