Sheffield’s ‘famous’ food festival is due to make its annual return for the upcoming bank holiday weekend, starting on Saturday 25 May.

Sheffield Food Festival 2024 is free to attend, taking over ‘half of the city’, including the Peace Gardens, Millennium and Town hall squares and Kingston street.

It has been returning to the city centre for over 10 years to showcase ‘the finest food and drinks in Sheffield’.

The event aims to celebrate South Yorkshire’s diverse food scene and quality produce of local businesses.

The festival will honour new artists that management have scouted from local venues to perform on one of two stages.

Noemi Antonelli, Swan events manager, said: “We aim to celebrate Sheffield being crowned ‘best foodie hotspot’ in the UK.

“Expect over 60 food traders, two live music stages, free arts and crafts activities and the best food in Sheffield.”

Whilst the event turn-out is weather dependant, the management team anticipate up to 50,000 attendee’s across the weekend.

Miss Antonelli said that the event has received Arts Council funding, which has enabled the event to host a wider variety of local artists, including a 10 piece brass-band which will be seen walking around the city centre.

“If you didn’t know Sheffield Food Fest was happening, you’d be crazy not to but in case you didn’t, the brass band has got it covered.”

Sheffield based legends including Frazer Coffee Roasters and Caribbean Fusion are just a few examples of local businesses the event will be hosting.

Noemi said: “We have been partnering with Sheffield Hallam University students who will be working with us to host the festival.

“We also have a lot of new businesses across the north coming along, which is exciting.”

The food festival has paired with local charities and universities to guarantee the public ‘everything Sheffield has to offer’.

This will be the 12th year the festival will return to the city centre.