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Clitheroe Food Festival to ‘Rattle Those Pots and Pans’

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FOOT-TAPPING TRIO – The Western Valley Hot Club takes to the stage during the Clitheroe Food Festival on Saturday 10 August.
Published Tuesday, 16 July 2019

You are invited to ‘get out of that kitchen’ for a feast of family entertainment and live music during Clitheroe’s annual food festival.

The town centre streets will resound to the best local rock ‘n roll, swing and jazz, during the free-to-enter event on Saturday, 10 August.

As well as the plate-flipping slapstick of the Comedy Waiters, ‘daring deeds with dishes’ of Culinary Capers and madcap comedy of gingham-clad Dinner Ladies Rita and Freda, several live bands, including the Cheating Hearts and Western Valley Hot Club, will take to a festival stage in King Street.

Perennial rock n’ rollers Cheating Hearts will perform material from Chuck Berry to Joni Mitchell, Lindisfarne to Steve Earle, while the Western Valley Hot Club will perform its unique hoedown-style country, swing and foot-tapping jazz. Duo ‘Me, Thee and E’, comprising Tom Gill and Evie Rapson, will complete the bill with their extravagant vocals and virtuosic guitar solos.

The Clitheroe Food Festival, organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and sponsored by Bowland Brewery and Fort Vale Engineering, is one of Lancashire’s most popular events, attracting thousands of visitors to the town centre.

This event will showcase food bursting with flavour from over 100 of the region’s best artisan producers, including Biltong beef, outdoor-reared Bowland pork, sizzling sausage piroshky, cinnamon burza, beetroot gravadlax, organic ‘Bob’s knobs’, devil pie, spicy ‘weaping reaper’ sauce, cherry Bakewell gin and peanut butter hummus.

  • Residents are reminded that there will be road closures in Clitheroe town centre (Castle Street, Market Place, King Street, King Lane and New Market Street) from 6am until 8pm on festival day and in New Market Street from 6pm on Wednesday, August 8.

Further details about the Clitheroe Food Festival are available at

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