April 23, 2019

Halifax’s Piece Hall set to Chow Down once again

Following last year’s stellar run, mammoth food and drink festival Chow Down returns to the Piece Hall in Halifax.

Last summer’s biggest Northern food festival is back at the iconic Piece Hall in Halifax for three iconic festival weekenders this summer, with two big Bank Holiday weekends bookending a summer of festivals during May, July and August.

With more than 120,000 punters coming down last year to enjoy wonderful summer weekends of independent food and drink stalls and pop-ups, live music and general, family-friendly fun, Chow Down went down in history as the only place to be, for one weekend of every month throughout last summer. The plan can only be to get bigger and better for 2019!

A whole host of amazing food vendors are being finalised as we speak; expect the usual calibre of amazingly diverse cuisines from across the world, with food for every palate and every diet.

Chow Down is also going on tour this year, with an Easter Weekender and a June Weekender (28th-30th) at the wonderful heritage guest site, Lincoln Castle!

Simon Fogal, founder of Chow Down and Leeds Indie Food, said: “We loved Chow Down last year, and by the looks of the footfall, so did all of our guests! So we thought it was only right to bring it back for 2019. As well as our guest weekenders site in Lincoln, we’re so happy to be back in the stunning environment of Halifax’s Piece Hall.

“Expect live music, DJs, workshops and more family activities, alongside your massive helpings of amazing food and drinks  – don’t worry, Chow Down has got these summer weekends covered!”

Nicky Chance-Thompson, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust, added: “We are really pleased that The Piece Hall will once again host the hugely successful food festival Chow Down following their debut here last year.  It was the place to be to soak up all that glorious sunshine, with amazing food and drink pop-ups from across the North, alongside great music and activities, attracting around 120,000 people over four weekends. Even if we don’t get that astounding weather again (though fingers are firmly crossed), there’s no doubt that this summer’s three festival weekenders will be packed with fabulous food and fun for all ages.”


MAY WEEKENDER:          24th/25th/26th/27th

JULY WEEKENDER:         26th/27th/28th

AUGUST WEEKENDER:   23rd/24th/25th/26th