An African street food festival is coming to Manchester for the first time

A festival celebrating African street food is coming to Manchester for the first time.

Organisers say that the Afro BBQ Festival is the first event of its kind to be held in the UK.

They are promising a multicultural culinary phenomenon that “has never been attempted before” with a mouth-watering selection of delicacies from the streets of Nairobi, to the Suya parlours of Lagos, all the way down to the township of Soweto.

The family-friendly event will showcase street cuisine from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and several other African countries.

Organisers say guest will experience an “exciting multisensory and light-hearted journey into the African culture” – including access to Afro themed BBQ buffet stands and a host of other local vendors of African cuisine, fashion, art and performances.

There will be a range of vegetarian options as well as classic elements from African cuisine including lamb suya and roasted plantain.

There will be a DJ on the day, as well as fashion shows and a range of vendors, exhibitors and Wakanda face painting.

The festival will be held on Sunday 11th August from 2pm to 6pm, at South West Manchester Cricket Club on Ellesmere Road in Chorlton, which is a short walk from Chorlton Tram station. Standard tickets are £20 and VIP tickets are £40.


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