Street Eat festival set for May bank holiday

Street Eat in 2022.
Street Eat will be serving up more food, drinks and entertainment on Saturday, 27 May 2022.

Published: 22 May 2023

Organisers of Street Eat, the food festival returning to Rochdale town centre for the May bank holiday weekend, have revealed more about the 2023 line-up.

Street Eat, organised by Rochdale Business Improvement District (BID), will bring together the town’s food and drink establishments, with visitors having their taste buds tickled and thirsts quenched as well as enjoying lots of free live music on Saturday, 27 May 2023.

‘A fabulous day’

Tasty food from local restaurant chefs will be on the menu, with dozens of mouth-watering dishes served up including, Italian, Indian, Greek, English, German, American, Mexican and more.

Some of the children's rides at Street Eat 2022.

There will be free activities and rides for children, including a helter-skelter.

There will be free activities and rides for children including a helter-skelter, Punch and Judy shows, a teacups ride, and face painting. The event also includes a bar for the adults and a music stage hosted by Di Lynham from Happy Radio UK, serving up hours of fun for all ages.

Staff from the Tree House Bar holding drinks.

Staff from the Tree House Bar will be amongst a host of local food and drink traders at the popular festival.

The full list of traders has been confirmed and it features established favourites and some new arrivals. The food and drink line-up includes Bombay Brew, Vicolo Del Vino, Achilles, The Medicine Tap, The Flying Horse, The Baum, new bar and restaurant Vinesteins, D’Ale House, Bank Top Farm, Tree House Bar, Wacko Nacho, BonCru Wines, Wacko Nacho, Cakes Loves Cakes and Keep It Sweet.

Di Lynham at Street Eat 2022.

Disco Di (Di Lynham) from Happy Radio UK will host a day of free live entertainment on the music stage.

The music line-up includes acoustic guitarist Noel Fraser, popular duo Shenanigans, Rochdale Music Service Rock School and junior brass band, Turners Dance Studios and more.  

BID manager Paul Ambrose who organises the event with support from Rochdale Borough Council, said:

“Street Eat showcases the vibrant and high quality food and drink the town has to offer as well as being a great day out. Whether you’re wanting to try something new or just want your favourite food to accompany an ice cold drink while listening to some great live music, Street Eat has got you covered. We do all we can to make it as affordable as possible too, entry is free and there’s no charge for the children’s entertainment either, including the rides and shows.

“Last summer was very busy so we’ll be making some subtle changes to help us accommodate a few more people as well as adding extra seating.”

Councillor Janet Emsley, deputy leader and cabinet member for events, said:

“Street Eat is a fabulous day and a great showcase for the town’s food and drink scene, which we must keep supporting.”

Due to ongoing work around Rochdale Town Hall, Street Eat will stay at its temporary location on The Butts.  

Street Eat will run from 11am–7pm.

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