Rhubarb Festival to host comedy club for the first time

08/01/2019, PR8962

Angelos Epithemiou
Angelos Epithemiou

​Wakefield's Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival will for the first time ever play host to its very own comedy club.

The headline act for the evening has already been announced as Angelos Epithemiou, famous for his part in BBC comedy game show Shooting Stars, alongside Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

The comedy club will take place in the Rhu-Bar Tent, a fully-heated Yurt situated in the Bull Ring, which will also feature a bar where visitors can sit and soak up the atmosphere with plenty to eat and drink.

Admission to the comedy club will be £10 and the fun will begin at 7pm all the way through to 10.30pm, with compare Adam Rushton joined by Liam Pickford and Big Lou from the comedy circuit.

Only 100 tickets are available for the comedy club and these can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2LWMScA

The Rhu-Bar Tent will also enjoy live music throughout the day on Saturday, provided by Long Division.

This exciting announcement comes after two top TV personalities have already been confirmed to cook up some tasty treats for the crowds to enjoy, as well as a Gordon Ramsay lookalike entertaining visitors on Sunday 24.

Chris Bavin, star of Eat Well for Less, will be demonstrating how eating can be cheap and easy to achieve throughout the day on Saturday 23, while Katie Rushworth, a Yorkshire girl who has become well known for ITV's popular Love Your Garden show, will be making delicious rhubarb jam on Friday 22.

Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport
Cllr Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport

​Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council's Cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: "With just over six weeks left until Wakefield's famous Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb, this year's event is set to be the biggest and best yet.

"The comedy club will no doubt attract even more visitors alongside those who already enjoy the many delights on offer, all celebrating our rich rhubarb heritage. Please get the dates in your diary."

The thirteenth 'foodie' festival will return between 10am and 5pm on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 and between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 24 February. It will take place in the Cathedral precinct and the Bull Ring in Wakefield, with other parts of the city joining in with fringe and food events.

To keep up to date with information about this year's festival, visit www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/rhubarb or on Facebook and Twitter using #rhubarbfest.

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