Lovers of the spicier side of life are in for tasty treats as one of the UK’s biggest chilli festivals returns to the North East.
For its fifth year the ever-popular North East Chilli Fest comes to Delaval Hall near Seaton Sluice in Northumberland on the weekend of 2 and 3 July.
It is the last time the festival will take place at Delaval Hall before it moves to a new location in the North East – so organisers are promising it will bigger and better than ever.
As well as more than 80 independent food producers the event will feature top quality entertainment, including performances from Brit nominee and multi-platinum selling soul star Kenny Thomas, Newcastle funk band Smoove and Turrell – fresh from an appearance at Glastonbury – eight-piece North East soul band SouLutions and The Din from London.
There is also a cabaret tent – where magician Chris Cross will perform alongside Burlesque dancer Suzie Sequin, daredevil Charlie Burns and Elvis impersonator Mike Memphis – and real ale and cocktail bars.
As ever, one of the highlights of the weekend will be the 2016 North East Chilli Eating Competition.