The finest traders in Britain (and beyond) have been cooking up a storm to win the British Street Food Awards since 2010, but this year they’re being joined by live music curated by Universal Music, street food crazy golf, live reviews of the food pages from some of the best journalists in the country and the world’s first aroma DJ – at the British Street Food Festival.
The British Street Food Festival will be setting up shop in Leeds’ most perfect ‘found’ places – between the 12th and 14th June. The Leeds Regional Heat will take place at the docks at Royal Armouries. It will all be a spectacular party, with food and live music at the heart of the events.
Leeds will be fed by the best street food traders from Britain and beyond, competing for the British Street Food Awards. The public will be able to buy sharing plates from each of them, and then vote for their favourites on the British Street Food app. Winners of the vote – plus a few wild cards — will then go through to compete for a life-changing prize at the finals in London in September.
Entry tickets to the British Street Food Festival will entitle the public to a free pint of Doom Bar, the UK’s no.1 cask beer, or Cornish Pilsner, World’s Best Lager 2013, from Sharp’s Brewery. New artists from Universal Music’s family of labels will be performing alongside the brightest local talent with a little help from Spinnup, the music distribution service for unsigned artists, and ‘aroma’ DJs supported by The Aroma Company.
British Street Food founder Richard Johnson says, “Everything about this year is a step up. The music will fold around everything that we’re trying to do. There’s new holes on the street food crazy golf, and the entertainment – from a beer/food matching experience to a high-end food quiz – will blow your mind.”
Launched in 2009, the British Street Food Awards are all about recognizing the best of the 10,000 mobilers who sell their wares on our streets. Full information is available at:
www.britishstreetfood.co.uk and www.facebook.com/britishstreetfood