Lowry Outlet Shopping Centre is bringing an array of celebrities and exciting attractions to the North West this May bank holiday with its very first Food Festival. The Lowry Outlet Food Festival 2013 will take place on the Centre's Plaza and the MediaCityUK Piazza from 4-6 May 2013. The festival will fuse food with music, as there will be a live music stage showcasing local acts throughout the weekend andviewers can relax and sit back on 'The Green', which is an installed green lawn. The Lowry Outlet Food Festival couples its live entertainment with a selection of gastro bars, gourmet treats and stylish street food.
Music acts confirmed for the weekend include:
The Cape Race
This five piece rock band from Manchester, have shared the stage with The Cribs and Badly Drawn Boy and have played live sessions and received airplay from the BBC, XFM & Kerrang!
Three piece Salford/Stockport synthpop band mixing electronica with soulful hip-hop, trip-hop and club.
North manchester based four piece have finally completed their line up, and are now working hard recording their new material. The sound the band have in mind is reminiscent of early Coldplay with a nod to U2.
Hailing from the North, James Kelly delivers his songs in a voice as powerful as any Mississippi blues man.
The Reveres are a Manchester-based alternative rock band, influences include The Smiths , The Rolling Stones and T-Rex.
Darlings of the Manchester/Salford music scene currently gaining a growing army of celebrity fans including Peter Hook, Liam Gallagher, Marc Riley, Mark E Smith & Terry Christian.
Inspired by the iconic and revolutionary music from the era of Sam & Dave, Ray Charles and The Spencer Davis group.
Death to the Strange
Five piece Manchester based band unafraid to make unusual noises and tackle real-life topics in their lyrics, their songs are sharp and philosophical, yet instantly memorable, speaking to even the most hardened northern souls.
Lazlo Baby bring gypsy flavoured tunes from Eastern Europe with the occasional nod and cheeky wink to the swamps of Louisiana and some Irish bogs along the way.
Originally from Bulgaria, but based in the UK for the past 11 years.
Ilona has supported Newton Faulkner, Willy Mason and Miss 600 and has been writing songs with Tony Moore since 2011.
Thrill Collins are a skiffle-pop trio based in Cheltenham, they say they 'have entertained audiences including royalty, national sports teams and their mums.'
John Mackie is a singer/songwriter originally from Glasgow but now residing in Greater Manchester, UK. His talent for touching, emotive lyrics and ear for melody give him a style that makes him stand out from the crowd.
Combining punk's addictive hook-focus with far more epic tones, influences range from The Joy Formidable and Arcade Fire and The Clash.
Thingamabob Thingamijigs have been described as "Salford's finest moustachioed vaudeville ukulele band"
Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band
Manchester based The Hatstand Medicine Band are a travelling troupe of musicological minstrels, peddling the good Doctors unique good-time tonic to all four corners of the land.
In addition to the above celebrity chefs Gino D'Acampo, James Martin and Paul Hollywood will be hosting a series of hands-on live cookery demonstrations in an undercover marquee across the weekend. Pick up insider tips and recipe ideas to take away with you. What's more these three top chefs will also host a book signing too, at 3pm each day of the event.
With over 80 tempting food & drink stalls, cookery masterclasses and pop-up restaurants boasting the finest seasonal produce from around the country and even further afield, the LowryOutlet Food Festival 2013 is the destination to visit over the bank holiday weekend.
The Lowry Outlet Food Festival is a great place to visit for foodie lovers and shoppers alike; for those who want a fun filled family day out or for those who want to browse the stalls and relax at one of the pop-up restaurants. The Lowry Outlet Food Festival has something for everyone and offers exclusive products that cannot be found on the high street.
Now owned by Peel Outlets, the Lowry Outlet Food Festival is based on a similarsuccess festival held at Gloucester Quays Outlet also owned by Peel Outlets, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors. The Lowry Outlet is the perfect place to make your money go further this spring, with savings of up to 70% off RRP! The Centre boasts over 80 stores and a huge selection of fashion, gifts and homeware plus an on-site multi screen Vue Cinema, a food court seating 400, and 5-plaza restaurants!
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