Press Release

Castlefield Set Alight

Now in it’s third year, Castlefield Food Festival is set to fill Castlefield Bowl with a dazzling array of tastes,
smells, sights and sounds. This unique urban Food Festival has a reputation for serving up lip-smacking Sizzling Street Food alongside the best our local farmers and producers have to offer. From Real Ale to Craft Gin’s and Quirky Cocktails our on-site bars will be serving up liquid refreshment to suit every taste.

With 40,000 visitors last year, organisers are set to see 50,000 people served up in the bowl this year.

Camp fire capers set to turn up the heat at this year’s Castlefield Food Festival
Famous Five inspired cooking capers and a Gin Ahoy Barge Trip will take centre stage at this year’s Castlefield Food Festival.

In honour of Visit England’s Year of the Literary Heroes 2017, Castlefield Food Festival is proud to present, “Tea-Sup”- Camp-Fire cooking with “lashings of ginger beer”, OK, well, Ginger Beer cocktails! And Gin Ahoy a Swallows and Amazons inspired unique Gin and Cocktail Experience In Partnership with Manchester Gin creators Zymugorium and Castlefileds number one party boat, The Dry Barge.

Tea – Sup Thursday 11th May 2017 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Following your complimentary Ginger Beer Cocktail on arrival at the Castlefield campsite, you will embark
on a fun forage for fresh herbs and spices. Celebrity Chef Rob Owen Brown, will then lead you in a hands on camp fire cooking experience that will see you master succulent pineapple cured sweet and sour chicken, sizzling lamb shwarma, served up in your very own, handmade flatbread.
Once you have feasted on your meat supper, we will take you back in time, toasting marshmallows and swapping tales around an open fire.
Tea – Sup Tickets are £22.50 per person and include, fun forage, menu as outlined, marshmallows, a complimentary Ginger Beer Cocktail, tips to take away and a unique memento of your experience.
https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13325152/cook-out-meat-menu-session-castlefield-food-festival-2017-05-11-18-00-00

Tea – Sup Friday 12th May 2017 6.30pm – 8.30pm
A meal to make your Granny proud, it’s Friday so it’s fish. Following your complimentary Ginger Beer Cocktail on arrival at the Castlefield campsite, you will embark on a fun forage for fresh herbs and spices.
Celebrity Chef Rob Owen Brown, will then lead you in a masterclass on cooking fish over an open fire. Youwill be hands on with Salmon, Chilli Barbeque Squid and Sea Bass. Once you have feasted on your fish supper, we will take you back in time, toasting marshmallows and swapping tales around an open fire.
Tea – Sup Tickets are £22.50 per person and include, fun forage, menu as outlined, marshmallows, a complimentary Ginger Beer Cocktail, tips to take away and a unique memento of your experience.
https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13325154/cook-out-fish-menu-session-castlefield-food-festival-2017-05-12-18-00-00

Gin Ahoy – Thursday 11th May 2017 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Craf gins, expertly interpreted for you by the very team that bottle and brew them. All of this aboard the fabulous Dry Barge, that will take you on a tour showcasing the best of Castlefields urban heritage and architecture.
Gin Ahoy Tickets are £22.50 per person and include, Gin Cocktail on arrival, 2-hour barge tour, gin masterclass, tips to take away and a unique memento of your experience.
https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13325153/gin-barge-masterclass-castlefield-food-festival-2017-05-11-18-30-00

Sunday 14th May 2017 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Craf gins, expertly interpreted for you by the very team that bottle and brew them. All of this aboard the fabulous Dry Barge, that will take you on a tour showcasing the best of Castlefields urban heritage and architecture.
Gin Ahoy Tickets are £22.50 per person and include, Gin Cocktail on arrival, 2-hour barge tour, gin masterclass, tips to take away and a unique memento of your experience.
https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13325153/gin-barge-masterclass-castlefield-food-festival-2017-05-11-18-30-00

Visitor favourites are back – like the Demonstration Kitchen, where the best and brightest of our region’s chefs show off their skills in FREE TO ATTEND Cook Off Challenges, Food Demonstrations and Food and Drink Master-Classes.

Hands on masterclasses for the budding master chefs in your family are also back by popular demand.  Bobby’s Bangers, Gingers Comfort Emporium and Icky Sticky Cakes are just some of those lined up to offer these ever popular, hands-on masterclasses for children.

As if that wasn’t enough, Castlefield Food Festival has a packed, FREE TO ATTEND, 4 day music line upfeaturing the very best of local signed and un-signed musicians, bands, vocalists and performers.

The Castlefield Food Festival is free to attend and will feature entertainment for all the family. For more information visit the website: www.castlefieldfoodfestival.co.uk

Castlefield Food Festival will take place in The Castlefield Bowl from Thursday 11th May to Sunday 14th May 2017

The Castlefield Food Festival is brought to you by T3 Events ……….. Please direct all enquiries to Sarah Ross
sarah@t3events.co.uk

Castlefield Food Festival has a partnership with the Castlefield Forum helping to raise money for local community projects

Manchester Chef Robert Owen Brown will return as this year’s Festival Head Chef

Social Media:
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Twitter: @CastlefieldFood
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Website: www.castlefieldfoodfestival.co.uk