The festival dubbed 'gastro Glasto' will return to Hampshire this summer. 

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest touring celebrity food and music festival series, will take place at North Walls Recreation Ground in Winchester from July 19 to 21.

It will feature a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs, including Southampton's own MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo, and music stars Blue, Sister Sledge and the Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra. 

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The three-day event will feature live cooking demonstrations from TV chefs drawn from the ranks of MasterChef, Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu like MasterChef champion Thomas Frake, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch bread expert Jack Sturgess, and ITV This Morning wine experts, Joe Wadsack and Tom Surgey.

Shelina Permaloo, said: "I am delighted to be returning to the demo stage at Foodies Festival this year, it’s always so much fun and a great day out for all the family. Look forward to seeing you there."

Duncan James, from Blue, added: “We’re all looking forward to joining the Foodies Festival tour again this year. The crowd is always buzzing and up for a great day and night out! A definite highlight is the lovely food from around the world. We’ve enjoyed some amazing dishes on previous visits and can’t wait to try some more!”

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Showcasing the best of Hampshire and beyond, many of the regions most-highly acclaimed  chefs will also appear, including Daniel Rogan from Restaurant AO, Philip Bishop from The Greyhound on the Test, and Andrew du Bourg from Elderflower.

Visitors will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of TV cooking show champions and award-winning chefs in the interactive live theatres.

In the chefs table, celebrities will create their signature dishes and share tips and tricks, whilst in the cake and desserts theatre, patisserie chefs will whip up showstoppers. In the kids cookery school, chefs make cooking fun, helping younger guests to prepare delicious food which they can take away and enjoy.

Daily Echo: Foodies Festival returns to Winchester this summer

Masterclasses in the drinks theatre include tutored Champagne, beer, cider, cocktail and wine classes with presenters including  TV drinks experts and regional artisan producers.

Visitors can browse the latest food trends in the shopping village, meet local producers in the artisan market and taste exotic and unusual new dishes in the feasting tent.

Tickets are on sale now from