New for 2017, the Eats, Treats & Beats Festival Village is a partnership between Sheffield Food Festival and local ale heroes Sentinel Brewhouse and Thornbridge Brewery.
Located at the top of Fargate, the Eats, Treats & Beats Village is designed to satisfy our fair city’s growing appetite for night markets, with a stylish stretch tent and al fresco seating surrounded by a hand picked selection of street food traders open throughout the day and into the night.
The stretch tent will house a live stage with rustic seating and tables where you can enjoy a tipple from the fully stocked bar. Outside, an al fresco seating area will be surrounded by some of the best street food in the industry, including Canadian delicacy poutine specialists The Gravy Train, Neapolitan pizza masters Proove, jerk chicken aficionados Yabba Caribbean and badass burgers from Cow Boys.
Music over the weekend will be provided by Plug, who are going all out bringing the best local live talent and DJs from their hugely successful club nights. Highlight of the weekend’s entertainment will be the unveiling of a new musical collaboration between three veterans of the Sheffield music scene. Universal Tree make their live debut on Sunday 28th May, featuring Crooked Man (Richard Barrett, better known as DJ Parrot of All Seeing I and Sweet Exorcist, and past collaborator with Richard H Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire), prolific house vocalist Steve Edwards (who has had international hits with artists like Bob Sinclar and Cassius), and songwriter, poet and artist Mr Somerset Ward (whose thirty year career spans creating innovative multi-media projects with I Monster, to co-writing one of Take That’s best known hits: ‘Everything Changes But You’). Described as psychedelic neo-soul with funk, beats and conscious lyrics, Universal Tree continue the thread running throughout this year’s food festival: 100% made in Sheffield.
The programme for the rest of the weekend kicks off with Propaganda channelling 90s Britpop and indie classics on Friday evening. On Saturday, live sets from up and coming Sheffield singer songwriters, such as Caroline Francess, winner of this year’s Exposed Award for Best Unsigned Artist, Chanel & the Visual and Chelsea Alice Scott. Delve Deeper and Nox DJs will provide deep house and bass music throughout Saturday evening, carrying over into the official after-party at Plug which will keep on going ‘til the wee hours.
Pop by the village for a soulful Sunday. As well as Universal Tree’s live debut, there will be DJ sets from DJ Andy H and Tom J Newell, and a live set from up and coming hip hop artist Otis Mensah, warming up for the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show later on in the evening at Plug. On Monday the Eats, Treats & Beats village go back to the ‘80s as retro club night Relax takes up residence.
The Eats, Treats & Beats Village will be open from 6pm – 11pm on Friday 26th May, 10am – 11pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, and from 10am – 6pm on Monday 29th May.