The UK’s biggest touring celebrity food and music festival series announces a spectacular return to Edinburgh. Please book your discounted tickets on a PC or Laptop
Known as Gastro-Glastonbury, Foodies Festival features live cooking demos from top TV, Michelin-starred and award-winning chefs. The weekend festival will also feature performances from Scottish artists including Callum Beattie and Callum Bowie Early announcements include:
National Chef of Scotland, MasterChef The Professionals champion and chef-patron of Creel Caught in Edinburgh, Gary Maclean; MasterChef 2021 champion. Tom Rhodes; MasterChef 2022 finalist, Sarah Rankin and 2021 finalist, Laura Michael, MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Dean Banks, from 3 AA Rosette and Michelin recommended The Pompadour in Edinburgh and Haar in St Andrews and celebrity TV chef and star of Great British Menu, Jimmy Lee, from Hong Kong Street food brand Salt and Chilli Oriental.
The music line-up includes: rising singer-songwriter, Callum Beattie and Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter, Callum Bowie.
Showcasing the best of Edinburgh and beyond, many of the most-highly acclaimed Michelin and multi-award-winning chefs will also appear, including: Great British Menu star, Scott Smith, from Michelin recommended Fhior, , multi-award winning chef-patron, Paul Wedgwood, from Wedgwood the Restaurant, chef-patron, Tom Tsappis, from Michelin recommended, Killiecrankie House, in Perthshire and TV chef and author, Sumayya Usmani.
New for Fridays: the festival launches ‘Cocktails, Cabaret and Cake’
Across the weekend visitors can enjoy a jam-packed schedule. In the Chefs Theatre, celebrities will create their signature dishes and share 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 Super Chefs make cooking fun, helping younger guests to prepare delicious food. 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 featuring a range of street food from all four corners of the globe. Other attractions include a fairground, children’s activities, and family-friendly areas.
New features for 2023
Top TV Chef Challenge: chefs battle
Theatre Takeovers: comedy, hit songs, drag queens and fun.
*Green Fingers: meet the experts hosting sessions on grow your own fruit and veg, discover new varieties, recipe ideas and health benefits.
Doughnut Dash!: A messy race to eat the most doughnuts against the clock.
Cake-aoke: sing ’n’ bake-along.
Meet the authors and discover new recipes in the Cookbook Shop
World Chilli eating Champion Shahina Waseem will challenge those brave enough to compete.
Kids Can Cook!: Budding junior MasterChefs get creative in the Kids Cookery School.
The Musicians Against Homelessness main stage will feature over 25 superb artists.
For the fifth year running, the festival is supporting Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) with tickets raising money for UK-wide homelessness charity Crisis.
Praise for Foodies Festival Daily Telegraph: “a day of great taste, socialising and indulgence" Guardian: “high profile festivals, each with its own distinct accent”. Evening Standard: “Foodies Festival is not the biggest in the game for nothing, expect a packed itinerary of cooking masterclasses from what appears to be every MasterChef and Great British Menu winner that ever existed to live music from a roster of throwback hit makers.” Time Out: “Listen. We all love food. We all love music. Foodies festival brings both together in a bumper programme of eating, drinking, and food-inspired entertainment – and boy, does it sound tasty." Grazia: “A jumping mix of fabulous food and music”