A food festival dedicated to chicken wings is coming to Manchester.
Street food traders, restaurants, barbecue teams and pop-ups from across the UK will flock to the city for two days of food, drink and music at Wing Fest, following on from its launch in London in 2014.
Northern favourites including Oh My Glaze, Flock, Sutikku and Parmogeddon will be joined by popular traders from the London Wing Fest including Drum and Flats, We Serve Humans and Wingmans.
Altogether there’ll be more than 20 traders, all serving up wings for £1 each in the hope of winning guests’ votes for the title of best buffalo wing or best wild wing (basically any other variation)
Chilli addicts can test their tastebuds to the limits with the ominously-titled Lava Wing Challenge, hosted by barbecue champion Dr Sweetsmoke, and there’ll be mountains of meat to take down in a wing-eating competition.
Festival-goers can also watch barbecue cooking demonstrations, listen to l ive music from local blues bands and DJs across two stages, and try their hand at axe throwing.
The festival will take place at First Street South, an area between First Street and Newcastle Street, on September 14 and 15.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £17.50 which includes entry, a free can of beer from sponsor Frontier Premium Lager, a bottle of Bull’s-Eye BBQ sauce and a Wing Fest trucker hat.
As a taster of the event, organisers will be giving away 300 free portions of wings at a pop-up in Manchester on August 8 with award-winning London Wing Fest trader Earl’s.
The location and more details will be confirmed soon.
For more information visit wingfest.co.uk .