Preview: Foodies Festival

Toploader are heading to Norwich (Picture: MAH Gigs)
Toploader are heading to Norwich (Picture: MAH Gigs)

by Adam Aiken

Toploader and Blue will be in Norwich next weekend when they take part in this year’s Foodies Festival.

The three-day event in Earlham Park – which runs from Friday, September 8, to Sunday, September 10 – will include live cooking demonstrations from Galton Blackiston (Morston Hall) and Richard Bainbridge (Benedicts, Norwich).

Other local names at the festival will include Eric Snaith (Titchwell Manor) Andrew Jones (Farmyard, Norwich, and The Dial House, Reepham) and Daniel Smith (The Ingham Swan).

Blue are playing on the Saturday
Blue are playing on the Saturday

But alongside the food and drink, there’ll be live music throughout the weekend at what is being billed as Gastro-Glastonbury.

Blue will play on the Saturday and Toploader will be on stage on the Sunday. On the Friday there’ll be Cocktails & Cabaret with an Abba tribute act.

Blue’s Duncan James said: “The band has toured around the world trying out different cuisines, but to have it all in one place…what a treat!

Galton Blackiston is one of the big names who'll be at Earlham Park
Galton Blackiston is one of the big names who’ll be at Earlham Park

“We’re looking forward to performing all our hits and meeting the Foodies audience in Norwich.”

Other well-known culinary names at the festival will include Irini Tzortzoglou, Alex Webb, Anurag Aggarwal, Omar Foster and Omar Allibhoy.

The festival is supporting Musicians Against Homelessness, with tickets raising money for homelessness charity Crisis.

Click here for more information and for tickets.

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