A feast of fun to raise ‘much-needed’ funds for Budleigh Salterton food and drink festival

PUBLISHED: 06:55 21 January 2018

Firekind. Picture: Contributed.

Firekind. Picture: Contributed.


A trio of fundraising events have been announced for this year in the build-up to 2019’s Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival.

Firekind. Picture: Contributed. Firekind. Picture: Contributed.

Two of the events are ‘Beer, Bangers and Bands’ shows, while the third is a ‘Winter Feast’.

All three events are fundraising for the 2019 free-entry, two-day Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival, scheduled to take place on April 6 and 7 next year.

First up is a ‘Beer, Bangers and Bands’ show, running from 7pm until midnight on Saturday, March 10, at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall.

The show will follow the fundraising format first tried by the festival in 2016 and will feature a mix of local food, local ales and live music, with a focus on homegrown acts.

Firekind. Picture: Contributed. Firekind. Picture: Contributed.

Devon-based three-piece modern rock band Firekind will headline the show. Also known as Ride The Fire, they won the Global Battle of the Bands Competition in 2013.

“Firekind are one of the greatest and most exciting bands to be bursting onto the global music scene in recent years,” said a festival spokesperson. “We are delighted that they will be headlining for us. It’s hoped that this gig will raise much-needed funds to support the staging of the next Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival in 2019.”

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets, starting from £15, are available from https://budleighfoodanddrink.yapsody.com/

Energetic party band Bloc Off The Wall - ‘returning by popular demand’ – will be headlining ‘Bier, Wurst and Bands’ at the Public Hall on Saturday, October 13. A similar event to the March 10 show – and with an Oktoberfest theme, inspired by German beer festivals – tickets start from £15 and are available from https://budleighfoodanddrink.yapsody.com/

Finally, there is a ‘Winter Feast’ at Budleigh’s Peter Hall, on Saturday, November 10, from 7pm to 11pm.

The food event will be held jointly by the Budleigh Lions club and the Budleigh Food and Drink festival.

“It’s a winter feast featuring all-local seasonal produce, with music and, of course, a bar with local drinks,” said a spokesperson. “All run by volunteers, all the funds raised will go to the organisations directly.”

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