Cheese-lovers are expected to be delighted by news that Blue Collar’s popular Cheese Feast event will return to Forbury Gardens, Reading, on 28 - 30 April this year.
The three-day free entry event will bring over 20 cheese-based street food kitchens to the central Reading park. Attendees will also be able to enjoy a full programme of live entertainment and a produce area run by local cheese experts The Grumpy Goat.
Headlining Cheese Feast’s entertainment stage on Saturday 29 April will be Shaun Williamson (best known for playing Barry in Eastenders) with his very own Barrioke.
A spokesperson for the event added: “Audience members get the chance to join the man himself on stage to perform songs alongside some memorable performances of his own. Shaun hosts the event with his usual trademark warmth and teasing banter, accompanying participants on stage, creating a riotous, joyous moment that people will never forget.”
The ABBA Tribute Band will be headlining the Friday night of Cheese Feast (29 April), performing ABBA’s greatest hits live and emulating Bjorn, Benny, Anni-Frid and Agnetha for one big singalong evening.
Taking place just two weeks before the Eurovision Song Contest comes to the UK, Cheese Feast 2023 will also welcome The EuroVisionaries to their stage on Sunday 30 April.
The six-piece local supergroup will close the weekend with a one-off performance featuring covers of the greatest hits of Eurovision from over the years. Also on Sunday, local dance schools will be showcasing routines to classic pop songs in a special lunchtime performance.
Across all three days, Blue Collar will be providing bars with local craft beer alongside Pimms, prosecco, cocktails and more (with firepits in the evenings), while The Grumpy Goat curate a cheese produce area featuring stalls from some of the makers of the popular cheeses sold from their town centre shop.
Blue Collar’s Glen Dinning said: “We can’t wait to bring Cheese Feast back to Forbury Gardens. Our first two Cheese Feast events were a huge success and brought thousands of people to Forbury Gardens.
“Now we’re going bigger and better with even more cheese-based street food stalls, a full line-up of fun live entertainment and a cheese produce area run by our good friends The Grumpy Goat.”
Opening hours for Cheese Feast will be as follows:
More information about Cheese Feast will be announced soon. Those interested can find further information on the event’s social pages at www.instagram.com/cheese_feast, www.facebook.com/cheesefeastfest & www.twitter.com/cheese_feast