Wirral food and drink festival to return next year

Wirral Globe: Wirral food and drink festival to return next year Wirral food and drink festival to return next year

WIRRAL'S Food and Drink Festival is to return next year with a new name and promising to be bigger and better.

Taking place on May 25 and 26 the festival has been renamed Farm Feast and will remain in its home at Claremont Farm, Clatterbridge.

Organisers, Claremont Farm's Andrew Pimbley and his team alongside Liverpool-based Orb Events have some very exciting changes and additions in store for Farm Feast, while keeping quality local, seasonal and artisan food and drink at its heart.

It will also feature main and acoustic music stages including a night time 'Livestock' event, programmed by some of Liverpool’s best known promoters.

The full music programme and a host of other areas, events and activities will be announced in the New Year.

Elements of the old festival that visitors know and love, such as farmers market, a wide variety of stalls from the region's top food and drink producers and exhibitors, and the ever popular 'sheep show' will also be back for 2014.

The popular event, which was founded by volunteers, has struggled over the past couple of years with sponsorship and competition from other festivals and events. Organisers pulled the plug on this year's event.

Claremont Farm's Andrew Pimbley said: "After having a year off, we can't wait to show off our amazing new festival Farm Feast.

"We have always wanted to put on the best festival we can, so improving on the key elements that made Wirral Food and Drink so successful, combine it with the best music the region has to offer and with an evening festival to boot, is my ultimate event for Claremont to host. Bring on May 2014!"

Debbie Boyd of Orb Events said: "Farm Feast is a dream project for Orb events as we have admired the value led work that the team at Wirral Food & Drink have produced over the years.

"We are working hard to produce a fantastic event that is unique to the region and will provide a platform to celebrate producers of great food and great music in a fun festival atmosphere."

Tickets are set to go on sale in mid January, when more tasty details on the full Farm Feast offering will also be revealed.

For updates visit www.farmfeast.co.uk, tweet @FarmFeastFest or
Facebook.com/FarmFeastFest
 

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