Foodies Festival, the gourmet food and music festival in the UK returns to Edinburgh and Glasgow in August. Featuring a star-studded line-up of MasterChef and Great British Menu champions, TV chefs and personalities, Michelin starred chefs and headline music acts – including Scouting For Girls, rapidly rising Scottish singer-songwriter, Callum Beattie, and Scottish viral internet sensation and singer-songwriter, Callum Bowie
Just a handful of the award-winning celebrity chefs and bakers cooking live, include: National Chef of Scotland and MasterChef: The Professionals champion Gary Maclean, chef-patron from Creel Caught in Edinburgh, celebrity TV chef and star of Great British Menu Jimmy Lee, from Hong Kong Steet food brand Salt and Chilli Oriental, in Glasgow, MasterChef contestant and TV chef and presenter, Julie Lin, from Michelin recommended GaGa in Glasgow and Scotland’s best-selling author, baker and TikTok sensation, Coinneach MacLeod aka The Hebridean Baker
Also taking to the stage: Kinross-based MasterChef 2022 finalist, Sarah Rankin, MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Dean Banks, from 3 AA Rosette and Michelin recommended The Pompadour in Edinburgh and Haar in St Andrews, Carluke-based MasterChef finalist Laura Michael and Great British Menu star, Scott Smith, from Michelin recommended Fhior, in Edinburgh.
The music line-up includes: Platinum-selling festival favourites Scouting For Girls and showcasing the best of Scottish talent with a recent run of rapidly sold-out shows, singer-songwriter Callum Beattie, and Edinburgh-based, singer-songwriter, Callum Bowie, a viral internet star heavily tipped for stardom.
Callum Beattie said: “I’m delighted to be back with my Foodies family this Summer. Great food AND great music, whats not to love?”
A legion of chefs from Michelin-starred and highly acclaimed restaurants will also showcase their favourite dishes, including: Graeme Cheevers, chef-patron from Michelin starred Unalome, in Glasgow, Colin Nicholson, chef-patron from 2AA Rosette awarded Mingary Castle, in Kilchoan, chef-patron Peter McKenna from Michelin recommended, The Gannett, in Glasgow, chef-patron Tom Tsappis from Michelin recommended Killiecrankie House, in Perthshire, multi-award winning chef-patron, Paul Wedgwood, from Wedgwood the Restaurant, in Edinburgh and Dean Parker, chef-patron from Bib Gourmand awarded Celentano’s, in Glasgow.
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, 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.
Foodies extra features for 2023
*Meet the authors and discover new recipes in the Cookbook Shop – with celebrity signings, photo opportunities and top chefs’ showcasing their latest cookbooks.
*World Chilli eating Champion Shahina Waseem will challenge those brave enough to compete. Competitions will be broadcast to ‘League of Fire’ audiences around the world.
*Kids Can Cook!: Budding junior MasterChefs get creative in the Kids Cookery School, hosted by Foodies SuperChefs.
*The Musicians Against Homelessness main stage will feature over 25 superb artists. Including top headliners, the best of local bands and an introduction to exciting new acts from across the UK.
For the fifth year running, the festival is supporting Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) with tickets raising money for UK-wide homelessness charity Crisis.
Dates and tickets
Edinburgh, Inverleith Park: 4th – 6th August
Glasgow, Rouken Glen Park: 11th – 13th August
EarlyBird tickets on sale now
Day tickets from £3 (child) and £18 (adult)
Weekend tickets from £38 (3-day)
Ticket link: www.foodiesfestival.com