Over the weekend, residents from St Albans and beyond enjoyed an event which blended food, music and entertainment.

The Foodies Festival at Oaklands College, in Hatfield Road, took place from Friday, June 2 until Sunday, June 4.

The UK's 'biggest touring celebrity food and music festival' saw the city treated to a wide range of entertainment.

Herts Advertiser: Natalie Imbruglia performing at the festival.Natalie Imbruglia performing at the festival. (Image: Supplied by Foodies Festival)

Each day, a different headline act commanded the college's playing fields, as onlookers appreciated their music.


On Friday, a 'Cocktails and Cabaret' show featured an ABBA tribute, whilst 'Torn' performer and Masked Singer winner Natalie Imbruglia entertained on Saturday.

The final day of the festival saw Scouting for Girls headline, with hits such as 'She's So Lovely' and 'Elvis Ain't Dead' delighting the crowds.

Presentations from former Great British Bake Off, MasterChef and Great British Menu stars were enjoyed in the demonstration tents.

Meanwhile, sunny weather made axe-throwing, a helter-skelter and fairground rides pleasurable for all involved.

Herts Advertiser: Scouting for Girls performing at St Albans Foodies Festival.Scouting for Girls performing at St Albans Foodies Festival. (Image: Supplied by Foodies Festival)

A wide-range of food and drinks stalls kept guests happy throughout the weekend.


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Cheese stalls, craft beer tents, bubble tea shops and cocktail bars all sold their goods.

Herts Advertiser: Chef's demonstrations took place at the festival.Chef's demonstrations took place at the festival. (Image: Supplied by Foodies Festival)

Prior to the festival, Foodies director Sue Hitchen said: “We are thrilled to bring our celebration of amazing food, drink and entertainment to St Albans, and we are proud to support local artisan producers and restaurants.

Herts Advertiser: A wide range of food stalls were present.A wide range of food stalls were present. (Image: Pearce Bates)

“We’ve all had a difficult few years, so to help keep things affordable festival prices have been frozen for the third year running – even though our stars and features get bigger and better every year. We offer a great value day out for families and friends.”

The event supported Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH), with tickets raising money for UK-wide homelessness charity Crisis.

Herts Advertiser: Natalie Imbruglia backstage at the festival.Natalie Imbruglia backstage at the festival. (Image: Supplied by Foodies Festival)

Scouting for Girls added: "It just wouldn’t be summer without it!

"The (Foodies) festivals have a great vibe and we often bring our family and friends along to enjoy the fun.”

Herts Advertiser: Cuisines from across the globe were available to try.Cuisines from across the globe were available to try. (Image: Supplied by Foodies Festival)

With 'Pub in the Park' an ever popular event in Verulamium Park each year, St Albans has added another food-focussed festival to its roster.