The move is driven by the potential for work to start on extensive developments to the festival’s home of Westbridge Park in the autumn, and will see the packed programme brought forward for foodies to enjoy in the summer months.
Food lovers will still enjoy live cookery demos, talks, tastings, live music, street food, artisan food stalls and family fun – with some exciting new additions to the event set to be announced in the coming months. Festival Chairman, Richard Stevens, said:
“As many will be aware, the festival is run entirely by volunteers so when we spoke to the council about the dates for this year and realised we were going to have to bring everything forward three months we have had a pretty busy time getting everything in place. The great news, however, is that we’ve had a huge response from traders – outdoors is fully booked and we’ve already got more indoor stalls confirmed we had in 2021 which, thanks to COVID restrictions, saw indoor space limited. In short, 2022 already looks set to be a bumper year and we’re looking forward to the extra fun warmer weather and longer days will bring to the event.”
Full details and tickets are set to be released in Spring via the festival website – stonefooddrink.org.uk