Following the success of last year's inaugural event, City of Wolverhampton's second annual Festival of Food and Drink returns 3 weeks tomorrow (Saturday).

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More than 14,000 free tickets have already been snapped up for the weekend festival on Saturday 7 July and Sunday 8 July (12pm to 8pm on both days).

It is the flagship event of this year's packed 'Enjoy Wolverhampton' visitor programme and tickets for both days can be booked online in advance at Type=links;Linkid=8559;Title=Wolverhampton Food and Drink Festival;Target=_blank;.

The festival will again take place on Wulfruna Street, the Civic Centre Ceremonial car park, St Peter's car park and the pedestrian area outside the University of Wolverhampton's Ambika Paul building.

More than 18,500 people attended the inaugural festival and this year's offer is even bigger and better, with around 80 different food and drink outlets.

Partnerships and collaborations with the likes of Digbeth Dining Club will see award winning street food and drink traders making their City of Wolverhampton debuts.

There will be a wider range of food and drink traders, artisan stalls, and exhibitors, alongside live music, an open air cinema, Prosecco bar, guest appearances, family area and traditional fairground games.

William Power of Street Banquet and Director of E11EVEN GROUP has staged events across the country and is again delivering the Festival of Food and Drink.

He said: "Last year's event was regarded as one of the UK's best street food festivals of the year. The 2018 edition will be bigger and better."

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "We were delighted with the success of last year's inaugural festival and, following feedback from people that attended, this year it is back with even more to offer.

"Wolverhampton is a vibrant, thriving city with plenty to offer every day of the year.

"The Enjoy Wolverhampton programme has even more on offer - and this festival is a great event all the family can enjoy."

Anyone travelling by car to the event is urged to make their car parking arrangements in advance.

For full details of the fun-packed 'Enjoy Wolverhampton' programme of events head to Type=links;Linkid=6522;Title=Enjoy Wolverhampton;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Friday 15 June, 2018