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 Festival will be setting up shop in some of the country’s most perfect ‘found’ places – and whether it’s parked up outside a Norman castle in Oxford, under a circus tent in Cardiff, by a barge of fireworks on the docks in Leeds or at a mystery location on the Cornish coast, they will all be spectacular parties, with food and live music at their heart.
This year’s dates and locations:
Heat 1: Central & East, Oxford 1-4 May
Heat 2: Wales & The West, Cardiff 5-7 June
Heat 3: Scotland & The North, Leeds 12-14 June
Heat 4: South, Cornwall 28-31 August
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.
British Street Food founder Richard Johnson says, “Everything about this year is a big step up. The music will fold around everything that we’re trying to do. There are new holes on the street food crazy golf, and the entertainment – from a secret beer/food matching experience from Sharp’s to our highend food quiz – will blow your mind.”