If you’re a fan of spring evenings in the sunshine and fantastic food washed down with gallons of gin, we’ve got just the tonic for you – the first of three Juniper Planet gin festivals at South Northumberland Cricket Club, Gosforth, Newcsatle on April 7, 8 and 9.
We’ve teamed up with festival organiser Juniper Planet, our sister magazines Cheers and Contact, and the lovely folks at Relish Publications to celebrate the growing range of gins, botanicals and juniper-inspired cocktails being produced in the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire. The Northumberland Gin Festival will be followed by two more – at Durham County Cricket Club (June 16, 17, 18) and Bedale (September 8, 9, 10) – and all three promise a fantastic line up of gins and tonics (naturally!), food from regional chefs and producers, and live music. Cheers!
With more than 70 gins on offer at the first event – the three-day Northumberland Gin Festival in April – there’s plenty on offer to whet your appetite. Sunderland’s Poetic License will launch a limited edition Picnic Gin at the event, while Northumberland’s Moorland Distillery, Hepple Gin and Steampunk will also be on site. Alnwick Gin, The Durham Distillery and Masons Yorkshire Gin from Bedale will also be available, while official drinks partner Fever Tree will provide the best mixers and botanical drinks.
Festival director Mark Carton says: “Gin is more than just juniper berries, and the festival will showcase the sophisticated and complex
Northumberland Gin Festival will bring together three of the North’s best street food operators. Indian street food pioneers Dabbawal will be bringing the best of Mumbai’s street food fresh from their Jesmond and Newcastle city centre kitchens, the boys from La Petite Crêperie will be serving up sweet and savoury crêpes throughout the day, and the Scream for Pizza camper van-turned pizzeria will be cooking up a storm all day long.
On top of all the top notch food and drink, there’s live music throughout the weekend and the appetite team will be there along with corporate partners from across the North of England.
Tickets available online – £15
Use the code GIN17 for 25% off your tickets
With your ticket you’ll receive:
• A guide to the world’s small batch gins
• Hi ball glass for all your drinks
• Fever Tree tonic and botanical mixers
• Discount vouchers for exclusive products in the gift shop and from selected event partners