Heaton Park Food and Drink Festival returns next month with a host of exciting attractions.

The event will return on August 12 and 13, offering local and international cuisines, an array of interactive experiences, live entertainment and tribute performances, including ABBA and Robbie Williams. 

More than 150 artisan market traders will offering a diverse selection of handcrafted products and culinary delights.

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The vibrant street food arena will showcase a tapestry of flavours, featuring global cuisines and regional delicacies that celebrate Manchester's rich culinary culture.

More than 10 independent bars will be set up, including an ale house as well as specialist gin bars, wine bars, cocktail bars and a reggae rum bar.

Interactive tasting sessions will take place including Chorlton Cheesemongers for a journey into the world of cheese, and the art of gin tasting with Wolfe Bros of Yorkshire.

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A live cookery theatre hosted by Great British Bake Off contestant Makbul Patel, will showcase a lineup of esteemed chefs including Babna's Patisserie, Yemi Adelekan from Masterchef UK 2022, chef Marc Mole, Chris Waling from Cakes by Noah and more, who will share their culinary expertise and demonstrate their skills.

A live music stage will provide entertainment for all ages with the soulful saxophone melodies of Will Forrester, the ABBA tribute by Angel Eyes Duo and Liam Gray's tribute to Robbie Williams.

Spike Bonzo and Joel Dickinson's magic shows will be shown at the live entertainers area while the "have a go" circus workshops offer youngsters a chance to explore their circus talents.

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Festival director Michael Johnston said: “We had a brilliant first year at Heaton Park with thousands of attendees joining us over the two days.

“We’re bringing back all the good stuff, as well as a few surprises up our sleeve.

“We’re buzzing with excitement!”

Gates will open at 10am and close at 8pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday.

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