Everything we know about this summer’s Manchester Wing Fest

Wing Fest

Wing Fest - the UK's premier chicken wing event - is returning to Manchester this summer... and tickets are already on sale.

The food festival is opening over two days at First Street South in the city centre in mid-August - boasting the biggest selection of wings and eating contests in the country.

Live music will punctuate the hot and spicy weekend, with activities such as axe throwing, cooking masterclasses, BBQ demos and a helluva lot more taking place from start to finish.

Tens of thousands of wings are being whipped up by 20 different street food traders, with specially-made recipes ready for the infamous "Lava Wing Challenge" and "Frank's Red Hot Wing" eating contest.

The festival is also promising a wide array of drinks to wash down the grub - including booze and pop.

And for those who like their wings with a bit of extra spice, the festival's famous hot wing challenge is guaranteed to melt your mouth.

Dr Sweetsmoke's Lava Wing Challenge is pretty straightforward, simply eat six Lava Wings as fast as you can. You then have to last a further three minutes without drinking anything or wiping your face. You will be able to enter this on the day of the festival.

Wing Fest

Not only this, but an integral part of your Wing Fest experience is deciding who makes the best chicken wings in the country – and with plenty of esteemed wing chefs in attendance, you, your pals and the thousands in attendance will be tasked with one of the most important votes of your life.

Be ready to taste, judge and make the right decision, because it really does matter.

Last year, festival goers voted Wingmans for Best Buffalo Wing and Greidy's for Best Wild Wing. While actual judges went for the same winners, but in reverse. It's safe to say with Wingmans and Greidy's both in attendance in 2020, there are some extremely sought after chicken wings on offer.

Wing Fest

Wing Fest is always a hot ticket and demand is expected to be even higher this year, with capacity being expanded for as many as 5,000 people on 15 and 16 August.

You can get your get your hands on a wing pass here.

Earlybirds begin at just £17.50. Note: Saturday's earlybird tickets have already sold out.

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