Hot event just days away

One of the hottest events of the summer is just days away. The Festival by the Sea – presented by the North East Chilli Fest – unleashes its mix of food, drink, music and entertainment at 5pm on Friday and the party lasts until Sunday evening. This is the eighth year of the festival and…

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Companies praised for festival success

The organiser of some of the summer’s most popular festivals has praised companies in South East Northumberland for helping to make them such a success. The Cramlington Proper Food and Drink Festival took place at the weekend and later this month (11 and 12 August) visits Blyth. The team behind the events – lead by…

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Chilli Fest organiser looks forward to return to Blyth

The organiser of the North East Chilli Fest, which attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend, said he is looking forward to bringing it back to Blyth next year. The Chilli Fest took place for the first time at Meggies Burn Fields at South Beach, and Mark Deakin – who, with his wife Shelley, started…

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North East Chilli Fest to heat up weekend

One of the biggest outdoor events of the Northumberland summer takes place next weekend. The seventh North East Chilli Fest – a celebration of food and drink, music and comedy – opens at 5pm on Friday (13 July) and runs until 6pm on Sunday. It has a new home, Meggies Burn Fields at South Beach…

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North East Chilli Fest presents The Festival by the Sea

A new look North East Chilli Fest will keep alive Northumberland’s festival spirit in 2018. On 13, 14 and 15 July the seventh annual celebration of food, music and entertainment will have a new home and a new theme. In recognition of its location at Meggies Burn Fields at South Beach in Blyth, the North…

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Excitement hotting up for festival of food and drink

The hottest music and entertainment festival of the summer is just over a week away. From 30 June to 2 July the North East Chilli Fest will feature live music from acts including 80s icons Heaven 17, Smoove and Turrell and The Baghdaddies.   There will also be stand-up comedians, cabaret stars, a discotheque and plenty…

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South Shields set for Proper Food and Drink Festival

The ever popular Proper Food and Drink Festival returns to South Shields later this month.   There will be around 60 stalls in Bents Park – featuring the best artisan produce – a range of food outlets to cater for all tastes, bars and entertainment. Entrance is free.   The festival takes place over the Bank Holiday…

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North Shields to kick off 2017 Proper Food and Drink Festivals

Lovers of locally-produced food and drink are set for an extra special treat later this month when a hugely popular festival returns to North Shields. This year the town’s Proper Food and Drink Festival will be held over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, allowing an extra day for visitors to sample some of the…

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Eighties icons Heaven 17 headline new look North East Chilli Fest

Eighties music icons Heaven 17 will be one of the many attractions at a new look North East Chilli Fest next year. Organisers have confirmed that the ever-popular celebration of food, drink, music and entertainment will be bigger, longer and take place in a new spectacular location. Tickets go on sale on Monday (12 December)…

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