Amazing food and music coming to Newcastle 18th & 19th July – need your help
The best street food show in the world just got better
Universal Music artists Michael Kiwanuka, The Shires, Kiko Bun, Kimberly Anne and Jermain Jackman added to line-up alongside Naughty Boy and the Naughty Records Collective
The finest traders in Britain (and beyond) have been cooking up a storm to win the British Street Food Awards since 2010, but this year they’re being joined by live music curated by Universal Music, street food crazy golf, live reviews of the food pages from some of the best journalists in the country and the world’s first aroma DJ – at the British Street Food Festival.
The British Street Food Festival will be setting up shop in some of the country’s most perfect ‘found’ places. Whether it’s under a circus tent in Cardiff, by a barge of fireworks on the docks in Leeds or a mystery location on the Cornish coast, they will all be spectacular parties, with food and live music at their heart.
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This year’s dates and locations:
CENTRAL AND EAST HEAT: Oxford — 1-4 May
WALES AND THE WEST HEAT: Cardiff — 5-7 June
NORTH AND SCOTLAND HEAT: Newcastle – 18-19 July
SOUTH HEAT: Cornwall — 28-31 August
THE FINAL: London — 25-27 September
Each location will be fed by the best street food traders from Britain and beyond, competing for the British Street Food Awards. The public will be able to buy sharing plates from each of them, and then vote for their favourites on the British Street Food app. Winners of the vote – plus a few wild cards — will then go through to compete for a life-changing prize at the finals in London in September.
Read more about the Street Food Awards HERE
Entry tickets to the British Street Food Festival will entitle the public to a free pint of Cornish Pilsner or Doom Bar cask ale from Sharp’s, plus live music and DJs curated by festival partners Universal Music. The Shires, who recently became the first British country band to hit the Top 10 of the Official UK Album Chart, performed in Oxford. Elsewhere there will be appearances by other artists from Universal Music’s family of labels including Michael Kiwanuka, Kiko Bun and Kimberly Anne as well as Naughty Boy and the Naughty Records Collective.
There will also be performances from the brightest local talent with a little help from Spinnup, the music distribution service for unsigned artists. Each event will host a Spinnup drop-in session which will be a chance meet A&Rs and local talent scouts from Universal Music label Island Records
British Street Food founder Richard Johnson says, “Everything about this year is a step up. The music will fold around everything that we’re trying to do. There’s new holes on the street food crazy golf, and the entertainment – from a beer/food matching experience to a high-end food quiz – will blow your mind.”
2015 is proving an exciting year for British Street Food, as they continue to grow the movement. They are franchising street food brands for London’s Euston Station — opening this spring — as well as running the world’s first street food mall at Leeds’ Trinity Kitchen, driving a street food roadshow across Scotland and the North of England with British Land and – later this year – taking over the country’s pub kitchens.
But the British Street Food Awards is the foundation of everything they do. It’s where they get to showcase exciting new talent. And parade the best of the OGs. So, as well as new kids (like The Cake Doctor, who bakes and decorates his sponges in an ambulance, and a man who makes pizza – on a bike) expect the very best from previous years. Including overall winners of British Street Food Awards 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 who are back to try and regain the crown!
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Notes to editors:
About the British Street Food Awards
Launched in 2009, the British Street Food Awards are all about recognizing the best of the 10,000 mobilers who sell their wares on our streets. Full information is available at:www.britishstreetfood.co.uk and www.facebook.com/britishstreetfood
About Universal Music UK
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