Manchester Food And Drink Festival 2016

By Jo Cooksey

Just when you think Manchester’s festival scene is sliding quietly in to Autumn The Manchester Food & Drink Festival springs into life.

The dates have recently been announced for this year’s event which is to be held from 29th September to 10th October and it is promising to be another bumper year. The event is nineteen years old and with over 90,000 visitors to the Festival Hub in Albert Square last year it is showing no signs of slowing down in its popularity.

Phil Jones, the Festival’s founder commented, “Its great to see Manchester continually named in lists of the best places to live in the UK and to be recognised on the global stage. Our world-class food and drink community is a major reason for that. It’s incredible to think how far Manchester’s gastronomic offer has come since the first festival almost 20 years ago. The 2016 event will be a celebration of Manchester’s great food scene and the people who make it what it is.”

As well as the Hub there will be live music, lots of famous faces popping up and exciting events across the city. The full and thrilling programme will be released shortly. Although we are wondering what Andrew Nutter can do to top his HMS Nutter riverboat from last year.

A highlight is the annual MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards with many of the categories open to a public vote so keep your eye out for the shortlist, which will be announced in June.

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