Eat to the beat at festival 

19/08/16
Our Fold
Our Fold, photo left to right: Sam Evans (drummer), Damien Riley (singer, guitarist) Dan McLaren ( Bassist), Gary Drury (Lead Guitar)

There won’t just be amazing cuisine; a feast of music is also on the menu at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Visitors will be spoilt by 60 live music performances over the bank holiday weekend.

It is the fourth year the live music stages, sponsored this year by Old Pulteney, have been a feature at the festival. Each year, like the festival itself, the music line-up has grown bigger and better.

There are two stages – one in the Kro bar on Deansgate and one in the Beer Garden on Victoria Square.

This year will showcase music to suit all tastes, including Bolton’s biggest up and coming original bands and tributes, covering all decades and genres, from folk and indie to rock and pop, and even the town’s own award winning Elvis tribute act.

On Saturday, The Jade Assembly will rock Bolton and the day after, Tommy Holland, tribute act to the King of Rock n’ Roll who has won accolades across the UK, will perform some of Elvis’s greatest hits.

Also on Sunday Bolton’s Our Fold, currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, will perform one of their few local gigs of the year.

On Monday the Kro bar stage is hosted by Jefferama who is bringing his friends to perform poetry and music throughout the day.

Dawn Price, who organises the music line-up, said: "The live music stages have become an integral part of the festival and Bolton’s live music calendar, growing every year to what is now a fantastic musical event. This year’s line-up has something for everyone.”

This is the 11th year of the festival, which in 2015, attracted 200,000 visitors over the four days. The festival is organised by Bolton Council, in association with Aldi.

This year, Michelin-starred Michael Caines will officially launch the festival on Friday, August 26 in the newly unveiled Vaults in the Market Place Shopping Centre in Bolton town centre.
 
The celebrity chefs’ marquee, on Victoria Square, will host festival headliners, Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and TV favourites John Torode and James Martin. 
 
A total of 180 food, drink and craft traders will take over the town centre, with a feast of goodies on offer, to cater for every taste.

Music sponsor Old Pulteney – who won The World’s Best Single Malt Whisky in the 2016 World Whiskies Awards – will be in the bar area on Oxford Street.

Two of the best wine experts around, Oz Clarke and Kate Goodman will be hosting two special wine tasting sessions based at the brand new 'Chefs Quarter' at The Vaults, in the Market Place.
 
Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris, said: “The festival aims to have plenty to entertain people of all ages. It goes without saying that the food and drink is amazing.
 
“But we also feel it is important to have a wide variety of live music for the thousands of people who visit us and this year the artists performing are better than ever.
 
“It is sure to be a fantastic four days – we would love you to come along and join in the fun.”
 
For more information, visit www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com, follow Bolton Food and Drink Festival page on Facebook or @boltonfoodfest on Twitter.
 
Sponsors are: Aldi; University of Bolton; Market Place Shopping Centre; Stateside Foods, Willmott Dixon and Old Pulteney. Partners are: Arts Council; Bolton College; Bolton Market; KRO; Octagon Theatre; Slattery, and Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club.

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Schedules

 

Fri, August 26

 

 

 

Beer Garden, Victoria Square

Kro bar, Deansgate

Time

Act

Time

Act

11am - 11.30am

Dharma Sings

11am - 11.45am

Olly Neasham

11.45am - 12.30pm

Motion Bridge

Noon - 12.45pm

Dharma Singa

12.45pm - 1.30pm

Rock of Ages

1pm - 1.45pm

Elvis Hardy

1.45pm - 2.30pm

Charlotte Evans

2.15pm - 3pm

Catkin Gilligan

2.45pm- 3.30pm

The Chessmen

3.15pm - 4pm

Charlotte Evans

3.45pm - 4.30pm

Izzie Walsh

 

5.15pm - 6.30pm

Gaz Drury

 

 

 

Sat, August 27

 

 

 

Beer Garden, Victoria Square

Kro bar, Deansgate

Time

Act

Time

Act

11.30am - 12.30pm

tbc

11am - 11.50am

Katie O Malley

12.45am - 1.30pm

Café Misfits

Noon - 12.45pm

Rob Doherty

1.45pm - 2.30pm

Rachael Green

1pm - 1.30pm

Ellysse Charna Mason

2.45pm - 3.30pm

The Jade Assembly

1.45pm - 2.30pm

tbc

3.45pm- 4.30pm

Bullets & Bourbon

3pm - 3.30pm

Dave Gorman

4.45pm - 5.20pm

Dave Kay

3.45pm - 4.30pm

Robin Mukherjee

5.30pm - 6.15pm

The Case

5pm - finish

Toria Woof

 

Sun, August 28

 

 

 

Beer Garden, Victoria Square

Kro bar, Deansgate

Time

Act

Time

Act

11am - 11.30am

Edwin Miles

11am - 11.30pm

Paul Olexa

11.45am - 12.15pm

Holly Jenkinson

11.45am - 12.30pm

Lucas Bernard

12.30pm - 1pm

Trish Chantelle

12.45pm - 1.30pm

Edwin Miles

1.15pm - 2pm

Jela

1.45pm - 2.30pm

Holly Jenkinson

2.15pm- 3pm

Rock of ages

2.45pm - 3.15pm

Trish Chantelle

3.15pm - 3.45pm

Paul Olexa

3.30pm - 4pm

Jake Smethhurst

4.30pm - 5pm

Travelling strings

4.15pm - 5pm

Tesla Coils

5.15pm - 6pm

Tommy Holland Elvis tribute

5pm - finish

Dan Lever

6.15pm - 7.15pm

Our Fold

 

 

Mon, August 29

 

 

 

Beer Garden, Victoria Square

Kro bar, Deansgate

Time

Act

Time

Act

1pm - 1.30pm

Conor Banks

12.10pm

Andy Robinson

1.45pm - 2.30pm

Alex James & the sound

12.30pm

Patchwork Rattlebag

2.45pm - 3.30pm

James Holt Band

1.05pm

Don Parry

3.45pm - 4.30pm

Trident

1.30pm

Potting Shed Pete

4.45pm - finish

Blank Cheque

1.45pm

Gordon Zola

 

 

2pm

Rob Goodier

 

 

2.30pm

Joshua Ben Joseph

 

 

3pm

AJ Warner

 

 

3.30pm

Liam Mcclair

 

 

4pm

Bootleg Mark Chapmans

 

 

4.30pm - finish

Open Mic

 

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