Heaton Park Food and Drink Festival will be returning this summer for its third consecutive year with a host of entertainment.

Thousands are set to descend on the park over the weekend of August 3 and 4 in a event that celebrates diverse cuisines, local talent and skilled artisan traders.

The street food arena invites attendees on a "gastronomic journey spanning cuisines from around the globe", from Mexican tacos to bao buns and aromatic curries.

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The artisan markets will showcase more the talent of than 80 market traders offering a variety of savoury treats, home-baked pastries, locally crafted goods and more.

Festival goers will be able to quench their thirst with a wide selection of beverages at the festival’s independent bars, featuring specialty ciders, rum, gin, and wines.

For the beer lovers, there will be a range of IPAs, lagers and popular cask favourites available at the Full Ale House.

There will be a live music stage, a cookery theatre in partnership with Mak Patel, a live entertainer’s stage, kids’ activities, roaming comedy, a funfair and inflatable land, and more.

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Event director Michael Johnston said: “After two great years we’re thrilled to return to Heaton Park.

“Each year we prioritise improving all aspects of the festival, and we can’t wait to reveal the changes to production and entertainment we have lined up for this year.

“Each year it feels the community spirit we foster grows.

“The event provides the perfect opportunity for families and friends to come together and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

“Whether you prefer to browse the stalls, lounge on the deck chairs, or get involved in the live entertainment and music, we’re certain there’s something for the whole family.”

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Continuing its commitment to mental health awareness, the festival is partnered with Manchester Mind, collecting donations through optional contributions on ticket sales and various activities throughout the event.

With a goal to surpass its record of more than £100,000 raised for mental health charities, the festival aims to persist in making a meaningful community impact.