Charity fund raising on menu at special food and music festival
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South Devon's first Asian Street Food and Music Festival is being held with charity fund-raising on the menu.
The ANRÁN venue at Tidwell Farm, Ashburton, is hosting the event in support of Cancer Research UK and Children’s Hospice South West.
The two-day event on Sunday August 29 and Monday August 30 will featuring some of the UK’s most exciting chefs and musicians
Founded by global fashion and hospitality guru couple Edwin Ho and Mike Jowett, ANRÁN Fest aims to create an unforgettable live outdoor experience for people across the South West, whilst giving back to those who need it most.
The Food Festival will showcase the cuisines of Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and Singapore, served up in the Asian Street Food Market by renowned UK-based vendors 5 Foot Way, Shiok’s Kitchen, Malaysian Kitchen Supper Club, Yuki’s Kitchen, Café Cloudywaaa and Taguchi-Ya Canteen.
the Fest also includes music programme of internationally renowned songwriters, BBC Introducing favourites, dance floor-filling swing bands, and rising stars of the UK’s folk and acoustic scene across two stages. Artists appearing include singer-songwriter Charlie Dore, troubadour Reg Meuross, as well as Neil Maya’s swing band All Jazzed Up, Sadie Horler, Sam Brockington, Brother Sea, Harbottle & Jonas and many more.
Edwin and Mike Jowett created their beautiful home and boutique hotel venue in Landscove, near Totnes in 2013. Since then, they have connected with the local community and have continually found ways to give back. The idea of organising a charity music and food festival had been in the pipeline for several years, but COVID-19 scuppered the original plan to launch the festival last summer.
Mike said: "We were undeterred as we really wanted to make a difference to the lives of children and adults affected by cancer. This is the main driver for us both and we wanted to do that in conjunction with celebrating three things close to our hearts — the street food of Asia, good music and bringing the local community together in a safe way.”
For more information including line-up, tickets, concessions and parking, please visit www.anranfest.co.uk.