Lineup revealed for Bolton Food & Drink Festival on bank holiday weekend

The 16th edition of the festival kicks off on August bank holiday weekend.

The Manc The Manc - 18th August 2021

Beer sampling, cheese tasting, food demos and foraging are all part of this year’s bumper Bolton Food & Drink Festival – with a long lineup of events, live music and expert chefs officially unveiled this week.

The 16th edition of the bank holiday festival will run from Friday to Monday – featuring more than 80 free performances.

Bolton-born The Jade Assembly, The Lancashire Hotpots, Lottery Winner, and Jeramiah Ferrari have all been confirmed as live music headliners, with Jean Christophe, Simon Wood and Anjali Pathak all pencilled in for chef demos.

Music will span folk, rock, pop, jazz, indie and reggae genres, with acts performing on stages at Le Mans Crescent and Victoria Square.

There will also be the Bolton Mela – a fringe event managed by Bolton Community Railway and the Hindu Forum to offer food and music on the platform at Bolton Train Station.


Brewers, cooks, confectionery makers, tea and coffee vendors and wholesalers will all be in attendance across the festival.

Street performers, magic shows, and a seaside family zone have also been arranged for the occasion – along with tasting sessions where guests can pair craft beer with cheese.


Cookery demonstrations will take place in the Chef Zone in Market Place Shopping Centre across all four days.

Organisers stated: “This year’s Festival promises to be a celebration of the Bolton family and will bring together a magical weekend of food, drink, fun, entertainment and live music complete with plenty of space to enjoy a wander around the market or to take a break from the hustle and bustle in one of our dedicated seating areas.”

More information is available on the official website.

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