Foodies Festivals is the UK's largest celebration of food, drink and music

Don't miss the opportunity to visit your local festival as this popular series criss-crosses the country from May until September

Updated on • Written By Holly Butterfield

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Foodies Festivals is the UK's largest celebration of food, drink and music

Having launched in 2005, Foodies Festival has exploded in popularity and is now the largest food and drink festival in the UK. This year the festival is bigger than ever before, promising brand new locations as well as a raft of new acts and guest chefs. 

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At each location, the festival adapts to the local community, showcasing chefs, musicians and produce from the area, alongside staple acts that appear across every Foodies Festival location. Visitors can expect to see famous chefs from across the UK, such as Jeff Galvin (Galvin Restaurant Group), Gary Maclean (Creel Caught), Josh Eggleton (The Pony Chew Valley) and Galton Blackiston (Morston Hall). 


Many stars of British cooking shows will also return this year, including Masterchef champions Tom Rhodes, Alex Webb and Shelina Permalloo, as well as the Great British Bake Off 2023 winner, Matty Edgell, and previous Bake Off favourite Jürgen Krauss.

As musical acts go, you can expect the likes of Scouting For Girls, Example, Peter Andre and Blue, along with the Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra who'll bring their fusion of dance anthems, live orchestra and various DJs to create that festival atmosphere!

scouting for girls the band

For 2024, Foodies Festival added three new locations to its roster, with Bath, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Guildford arriving on the calendar, making this the largest festival of its kind in the UK. 

Also new for 2024 you can expect the ‘Foodies Fiesta’ providing a selection of entertainment including choirs, circus acts and drum troops as you explore. You'll also find BBQ grills at the new Fire Pit station and ‘Cook School’ sessions where you can learn from top chefs. An Artisan Market will showcase local producers with the chance to try street food from across the world at the Feasting Tent.


  • Brighton, Preston Park: 4th, 5th, 6th May - Bank Holiday
  • Cardiff, Bute Park: 10th, 11th, 12th May
  • London, Syon Park: 25th, 26th, 27th May - Bank Holiday
  • St Albans, Oaklands: 31st May, 1st, 2nd June
  • Bath, Royal Victoria Park: 7th, 8th, 9th June 
  • Chelmsford, Hylands Park: 21st, 22nd, 23rd June
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells, Dunorlan Park: 5th, 6th, 7th July 
  • Cheshire, Tatton Park: 12th, 13th, 14th July
  • Winchester, North Walls Recreation Ground: 19th, 20th, 21st July
  • Edinburgh, Inverleith Park: 2nd, 3rd, 4th August
  • Glasgow, Rouken Glen Park: 9th, 10th, 11th August
  • Oxford, South Parks: 24th, 25th, 26th August - Bank Holiday
  • Guildford, Stoke Park: 30th, 31st August, 1st September 
  • Norwich, Earlham Park: 6th, 7th, 8th September

At each of the three-day festivals, attendees will be able to enjoy a huge variety of acts, talks and experiences, including cocktail masterclasses, chilli-eating competitions, street food adventures, produce stalls, kids activities and more. There really is tons to do!

burger from the black circus food truck

Early bird adult day tickets are from £21, while full weekend tickets are £38. Tickets on the door cost slightly more, and children cost from just £4. Interested? Click here to buy tickets and find out more

If you like keeping up to date with foodie TV, check out our guide to Great British Menu 2024.

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