Sunday Brunch presenter Simon Rimmer is set to share his culinary genius with visitors to the UK’s biggest food and drink festival. The TV cook and restaurateur has been added to a star-studded line-up of chefs and music acts appearing at Foodies Festival.




The hugely popular Foodies Festival, which attracts more than 25,000 visitors to each of its three-day events, is heading to nine UK venues – Brighton, Bristol, London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cheshire, Edinburgh and Oxford – for a feast of family fun between May and August.



Simon will demonstrate cooking skills that have made him a household name in the Hoover Theatre showcasing the company’s Vogue range of built-in cooking appliances.



Headliner Chef, Simon Rimmer, Host of C4’s Sunday Brunch, commented: “Foodies Festival has really made its name as the UK’s best food and drink festival and I’m very excited to be joining this year’s line-up of exceptionally talented chefs in what’s set to be the best summer series of festivals yet.”


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“We are delighted to welcome back Simon who has proved a big hit with Foodies Festival visitors at previous events with his simple-yet-delicious cookery and lively presentation style.



“We’ve made sure our visitors get the best in terms of star chefs and music acts, and this will create a brilliant weekend for all the family.”



Simon will be among a galaxy of stars appearing at Foodies Festival 2019. Among them will be MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt, Celebrity MasterChef winner John Partridge, Great British Menu winner Richard Bainbridge as well as an array of Great British Bake-Off champions and top chefs drawn from each local area.


Festival director Sue Hitchen said: “Hoover is one of the world’s best-loved and most trusted brands and we are thrilled to announce this special partnership.



For the second year running, the festival will host Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) with a mix of headline acts such as Scouting for Girls and Boyzlife and talented emerging bands performing on a live music stage.


The 2019 Foodies Festival will dish up more than 200 exhibitors and award-winning artisan producers as well as a Street Food Village, Cakes and Desserts Theatre, Kids Cookery School, Healthy Living Area, Chef’s Theatre, Vegan Beer Tent and Food and Drink masterclasses.



Musicians Against Homelessness provides opportunities for up-coming talent while raising funds for UK-wide homelessness charity Crisis in the process. For every ticket sold, the festival will donate to the cause. There will also be merchandise on sale giving a further boost to funds.

Tickets, including VIP packages, are now on sale. Visit or call 0844 9951111 now.


Foodies Festivals 2019 venues and dates:

Brighton Hove Lawns – May 4,5,6

Bristol The Downs – 10,11,12 May

Syon Park London – 25, 26, 27 May

Birmingham Cannon Hills Park – 21, 22, 23

Cambridge Parkers Piece – 28, 29, 30 June

Cheshire Tatton Park – 12, 13, 14 July

Edinburgh Inverleith Park – 2, 3, 4 August

Oxford South Parks – 24, 25, 26 August Bank Holiday

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