Renae Smith

Jimmy's Festival

Renae Smith
Jimmy's Festival

When I decided to move to Europe for the year, one of the things I was most excited for was the Festivals.  Australia has some, but I've heard they aren't even on the same playing field as the ones from Europe.  

Now that Spring has arrived, my inbox is filling up with Festival Guides and information on what's happening around the continent.  The first Festival that has caught my eye is "Jimmy's Festival."

Here's the official spiel:

Channel 4 presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty has announced the amazing full main stage line up for his music and food festival, Jimmy’s Festival on 21st & 22nd July 2018. Headliners are Paul Young and the Happy Mondays.

Also confirmed are The Rats, The Bluetones, Marsicans, Longey & The Gospel Trash, Ashfields, MINT, Rory Hope and Tom Lumley.

In addition to the line-up, the festival includes a programme of celebrity chef demonstrations in the Woodforde’s Kitchen hosted by Joe Hurd. They are also thrilled to announce the first of their Children’s acts, Dick & Dom, who will take to the main stage on the Sunday, bringing their own brand of mayhem and comedy to entertain both young and old.

The festival will welcome 20,000 people over the weekend, who can immerse themselves in a laid back, friendly atmosphere with quality food, music and more. In the heart Suffolk, Jimmy’s Farm boasts a wildlife park, a butterfly house and an ancient woodland which will host workshops throughout the festival including den-building and woodland craft.

Jimmy Doherty says ‘We are buzzing for this year’s line-up – it’s the best we’ve ever had. It’s so exciting to be bringing this much new talent as well as incredible headliners. The whole event has something for everyone with all the added extras, especially the incredible food – where else can you hang out with meerkats one minute, and the Happy Mondays the next?!’

I'm most excited for Bosh! though - who absolutely slay with their plant based cooking.

BOSH! consider themselves to be ‘food remixers’, recreating classic dishes with nothing but plants. They will surprise and amaze you with how great plant based food can be.

Are you heading to any Festivals this year?  Keep me updated of any you think I should attend!  Can't wait for Festival Season!!!

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