Win tickets to Manchester’s brand new Eat & Drink Festival

You and a friend could be in with the chance of winning free tickets to the Eat & Drink Festival at Manchester’s EventCity. Experience a pioneering live spectacle, showcasing the best the country and region has to offer in the world of food and drink alongside the award-winning Ideal Home Show.

A great day out for the foodie lover and the hungry shopper, Eat & Drink Festival will provide heaps of opportunity to learn new skills and tips for the kitchen, and a wonderland of unique ingredients and products to take home.

The Eat & Drink Festival, image by Bircan Tulga Photography 2016Sure to entice your taste buds, this feast of interactive features will be open from June 8-11, 2017 for you to find your favourite flavour, feed your passion and treat yourself.

And don’t forget, you get access to two shows for the price of one. Eat, drink and shop your way around the Eat & Drink Festival, before stepping over into the Ideal Home Show for home and interiors inspiration galore.

Following the success of its launch in London, the flavoursome festival is sure to whet Northern appetites – celebrating the newest and most exciting trends in modern cuisine, local gastronomy and street food. A range of celebrity chefs will also be heading North, making appearances throughout the show’s run with live demonstrations and hints to take home. Catch Aldo Zilli, Gregg Wallace and Rosemary Shrager – with more to be announced. You can expect a bespoke selection of celebrated street vendors blended with smaller local, trend-setting producers, and some of the world’s newest and favourite drink brands and craft beers. 

Highlights include:

  • Top chefs, foodie favourites and experts will be on hand, cooking up a storm on The Foodie Lab.The Eat & Drink Festival, image by Bircan Tulga Photography 2016
  • Indulge in a selection of the world’s finest flavours, crafted by the country’s most celebrated street food visionaries at The Great Eat, sponsored by Campingaz.
  • A diverse selection of the highest quality produce will be available for sampling and shopping at the Artisan Producers Market, featuring the freshest handmade and local products.
  • Take your pick from an attractive offering of garnishes, accompaniments and food enhancers, including the likes of recipes and utensils. TheLarder – a wonderland of take-home delights and sundries to enhance your kitchen cupboards and spice up meal time.
  • Finally, The Drinks Station will be the home of creative cocktails, distinctive wines and beers, spirits and the priceless insight of top industry experts and bar managers. You’ll even be able to sample some of their creations and learn how to pair drinks with your favourite foods.

To be in with a chance of winning, sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right-hand side of the page) and send an email to with the title ‘Manchester Eat & Drink Festival’.

Closing date: 25 May, 2017

Winners will be picked at random and notified by: 26 May, 2017