Foodies Festival


Featuring a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs and chart-topping music stars, including Blue and Toploader.

Known as Gastro-Glastonbury, the festival will take place at Earlham Park from 8th – 10th September. The three-day event features live cooking demonstrations from top chefs drawn from the ranks of TV’s MasterChef, Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, plus top-rated Michelin-starred and award-winning chefs.

Early announcements of star names appearing in the live cooking theatres include: Great British Menu winner and veteran judge, Richard Bainbridge, chef-patron of 3 AA awarded Benedicts in Norwich, BBC’s Saturday Kitchen regular, Galton Blackiston, chef-patron of Michelin starred Morston Hall, near Blakeney and multi award-winning chef-patron and star of Great British Menu, Daniel Smith, from Michelin recommended The Ingham Swan in Norwich.

The musical feast is just as sumptuous with award-winning boyband Blue, who have sold a phenomenal 16 million records and had multiple number 1 hits, making them one of the biggest bands of the last two decades and 90s festival favourites, Toploader.

Showcasing the best of Norfolk, many of the most-highly acclaimed Michelin and multi-award-winning chefs will also appear, including: Head chef, Liam Nichols, from Michelin recommended Store at Stoke Mill, chef-patron, Eric Snaith, from 3 AA Rosette awarded Titchwell Manor in Brancaster and Andrew Jones, chef-patron of 3 AA Rosette awarded Farmyard restaurant in Norwich and The Dial House, Reepham.

New for Fridays: the festival launches ‘Cocktails, Cabaret and Cake’ – kicking off each weekend with a fun-fuelled schedule of events with a comprehensive selection of traditional and on-trend new cocktails to tempt the tastebuds, cocktail-making sessions with flamboyant mixologists and theatre shows. Including: entertaining cabaret sessions, drag artists, competitions, comedy, top tribute acts and local performers, all headlined by a superb ABBA tribute band.

Throughout the 3 day weekend, visitors will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of TV cooking show champions and award-winning chefs in the interactive live theatres. In the Chefs Theatre, celebrities will create their signature dishes and share new tips and tricks, whilst in the Cake & Bake Theatre, star bakers whip up showstoppers and offer tempting sweet treats.

In The Kids Cookery School, Foodies SuperChefs make cooking fun, helping younger guests to prepare delicious food which they can take away and enjoy. Masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre include tutored Champagne, Beer, Cider, Cocktail and Wine-tasting, including presentations from BBC expert, Joe Wadsack, and award-winning local breweries.

Visitors can browse the latest food trends in the Shopping Village, meet local producers in the Artisan Market and taste exotic and unusual new dishes in the Feasting Tent – which features a mouth-watering range of street food and delicacies from all four corners of the globe. Other attractions include a fairground, children’s activities, and family-friendly areas.

Dates and tickets

Earlham Park, Norwich

8th – 10th September 2023

Earlybird Day tickets from £3 (child) and £18 (adult)
Weekend tickets from £38 (3-day)
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