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Sheffield Food Festival announces biggest ever line-up for 2024 return

Sheffield Food Festival make a triumphant return, boasting a mouthwatering line-up of vendors and unmissable musical performances.

For over 10 years, the Sheffield Food Festival has been serving up some of the city’s finest food, drinks and music for thousands of people, both locals and visitors, to experience the best of Sheffield’s diverse cuisine and quality produce.

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Over 60 different traders will be at this year’s festival, making it the largest to date.

The festival will be taking over the city centre from 25-27 May for attendees to soak up the bank holiday sunshine all while enjoying local street food. As Sheffield has been named the UK’s best foodie hotspot, the event is sure to be an unmissable one.

This year’s festival is even bigger than ever with 60 traders getting involved. Thanks to funding from the Arts Council England, the festival will not only have food on offer but two live music stages.

Head over to the Peace Gardens Main Stage for some must-see musical performances. Artists from Sheffield and even further afield will be taking to the stage to entertain visitors for the weekend. Acts include musicians from a variety of genres such as 60s-inspired indie rock band, Lunarca, rapper and spoken word poet, Matic Mouth and soul DJ, Kayla C.

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Soul DJ Kayla C will be part of the stella musical lineup for this year’s festival

Alongside the main stage, there will be a busking tent in Town Hall Square where the Creative DJ School will be offering drop-in sessions for visitors to learn about the fundamentals of DJing in the morning and special busking sets by the Sheffield Music School in the afternoon.

Some of Sheffield’s most popular vendors will be returning this year including Frazers Coffee, the award-winning East Asian-inspired ice cream parlour, Yee Kwan and the iconic V or V Grill House. If you want to try something a bit different, the festival is also welcoming some new vendors. This will include the

mobile retro pancake bar Flippin ‘eck!, Somtam for Thai street food lovers and halal restaurant Tamarind Kitchen. The event even has your pets covered with the Yorkshire success story, Pure Pet Food, getting involved.

Food producers and businesses will be sharing tasters of their products throughout the weekend at the artisan’s market. From gins, olives, and pies to homemade preserves and toffee vodka, the artisan’s market will have something for everyone.

Sheffield Food Festival

The food won’t be the only thing to enjoy, with free craft and music workshops taking place across the weekend

Try out some Yorkshire Pudding Beer or travel to Italy for a moment with tiramisu from Paradiso Authentic Italian. The Hoppin’ Made CakeAway will also be providing gluten-free and vegan baked goods.

Aside from food and music, the festival will also be offering free craft and music workshops and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the 10-piece walkabout brass band.

Sheffield community arts charity Ignite Imaginations will be putting on free craft workshops for families to get involved in celebrating food and music traditions from across the globe. Based at the Millenium Square community area, the workshops are a great way of keeping the kids occupied over the bank holiday.

Entry to the festival will be free. Head to www.sheffieldfoodfestival.co.uk and follow @shefffoodfest for more information.




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