Cardiff Events Calendar

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This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Cardiff, featuring the best of things to do in Cardiff – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Cardiff fundraisers and charity events.

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Foodies Festival

10 May @ 2:00 pm - 12 May @ 9:00 pm

£4. – £21

Foodies Festival returns to Bute Park, Cardiff, from 10th–12th May, with brand new features and a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs and chart-topping music stars, including: Example, Peter Andre, Ibiza Philharmonic orchestra and BBC Wales presenter and DJ, Katie Owen

Known as Gastro-Glastonbury, the three-day event will feature live cooking demonstrations from TV celebrities and chefs drawn from the ranks of MasterChefGreat British Bake Off and Great British Menu.

Early announcements, include: MasterChef champion, Tom Rhodes, Great British Menu star, Tommy Heaney, Chef-Patron from Heaney’s and Uisce, MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Kasae Fraser, Great British Menu contestant, Georgia Sommerin, MasterChef contestant, Leon Lewis and TV cook and author, Nerys Howell. Singer and TV personality, Peter Andre, also joins the line-up, creating some of his favourite dishes alongside celebrity chefs.

Showcasing the best of Cardiff and beyond, many of the regions most-highly acclaimed Michelin and multi-award-winning chefs will also appear. Including: James Sommerin, Chef Patron from Michelin-starred Home at Penarth, Carl Cleghorn, Executive Chef from 3AA Rosette awarded, Thornbury Castle, Anand George, Chef-Patron from Michelin recommended Purple Poppadom, Cardiff,  Justin Llewellyn, Executive Head Chef from Michelin recommended and 2AA Rosette awarded The Sorting Room, Cardiff, Dave Killick, Head Chef from Michelin recommended Heathcock, Cardiff, Chef-Patron, Lee Skeet, and Head Chef, Floyd Haughton, from Michelin recommended Cora restaurant and Jackson’s, Cardiff.

Throughout the 3-day weekend, visitors will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of TV cooking show champions and award-winning chefs in the interactive live theatres. In the Chefs Theatre, celebrities will create their signature dishes and share new tips and tricks, whilst in the Cake & Desserts Theatre, patisserie chefs and star bakers whip up showstoppers and offer tempting sweet treats. At the brand new Fire Pit Stage, watch the BBQ masters in action, demostrating mouth-watering fire-cooked recipes.

In the Kids Cookery School, Foodies SuperChefs make cooking fun, helping younger guests to prepare delicious food which they can take away and enjoy.

Masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre include tutored Champagne, Beer, Cider, Cocktail and Wine-tasting – presenters include BBC, ITV and Channel 4 drinks experts.

Visitors can browse the latest food trends in the Shopping Village, meet local producers in the Artisan Market and taste exotic and unusual new dishes in the Feasting Tent – which features a mouth-watering range of street food and delicacies from all four corners of the globe.

New for Fridays: the festival launches brand new family-friendly entertainment features taking place throughout the live theatres and extended opening hours until 10pm. As the sun goes down, the legendary Ibiza Philharmonic will present an unforgettable fusion of dance anthems, live vocals, a sensational DJ and an exhilarating live orchestra.

Other exciting new features and attractions include: TV Chef battles, Fire Pit Stage, Cook School with experts, Silent Disco, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Chilli Eating competitions featuring the current world champion, fairground rides, walk about artists, drum troops, choirs, children’s activities and family-friendly areas. Throughout the weekend, the Music Stage presents a summer soundtrack of chart-topping artists, top tribute acts, covers bands and superb local bands.


10 May @ 2:00 pm
12 May @ 9:00 pm
£4. – £21
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Bute Park
Bute Park, North Rd
Cardiff, CF10 3ER Cardiff
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