Music and street food festival set for return

By Nub News Reporter

11th May 2023 | Local News

Food and fun
Food and fun

One of Penarth's most popular summer events is back - bigger than ever.

Penarth Lawn Tennis Club is expecting capacity crowds to its Music and Street Food Festival on Saturday, 27 May - and tickets are on general sale from today (Thursday May 11). 

The Rectory Road club says this year's festival will have more food vendors and more bars and is expecting a sell-out 1,300 strong crowd. 

Club chairman Martin Radford said: "Last year's event was a real community celebration. We has a sell-out crowd picnicking on the grass and dancing to the bands."

The event – which is organised by volunteers at the club – will feature five bands playing a variety of music through the day.

"After the success of last year's event we are expecting bumper crowds. So we've tripled bar capacity, brought in Wilmores to do teas and coffees and we've got two new food stalls," said Al Cozens, one of the event organisers.

The event - which kicks off at 12.30pm and runs through until 8pm – will be headlined by popular Penarth band The Woods who play a selection of classic rock and indie songs guaranteed to get everyone dancing. 

Other acts are Lee St Lawrence playing Motown and reggae classics, rock 'n roll band Roosevelt, and popular Ska band Tattsyrup. Local covers band Little Giants return by popular demand after their brilliant set last year.

"We've booked a really wide range of bands this year so there will be something for everyone. Hopefully we'll get almost everyone on the dancefloor," said another organiser Paul Edwards.

The club is welcoming back some of the popular food vendors from last year.

There will be Mexican food from The Bearded Taco, while Keralan Karavan will be doing their unique take on south Indian cuisine.

The Welsh Italian Pizza Co will be doing toasties and ice cream alongside pizza. Two new food stalls this year are Ringo's Dirty Diner doing burgers, hot dogs and fries, and Tokyo Nights will be doing Japanese-style street food.

For desert Cardiff Dough and Co will be selling their spectacular doughnuts. 

"Hundreds of tickets have already been sold to club members so there are a limited number on general sale," said Mr Radford. "We expect the event to sell out quickly, especially as it was so popular last year."

The event has been made possible by the support of local businesses. The headline sponsors this year are GC Insulation Services. 

Tickets cost £7.50 for adult non-members, £5.50 for non-members under 16 and they are free to under-5s. 


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