FESTIVALS have become a hall mark of summer but they don't necessarily have to involve mud-covered wellies and rain-swamped tents.

With our growing obsession with faddy street foods and pop-up spots, more and more Great British food festivals see good eating and amazing music join forces.

And let's be honest, what’s better than watching your favourite bands with a beefy burrito in your hand and a craft beer to wash it down with?

As luck would have it, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to foodie gatherings on our fair isle.

Some like Abergavenny festival offer a programme of activities, including product tastings, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and topical debates.

Other such as Pub in the Park come with the added bonus of live music, with headliners across the tour including Kaiser Chiefs, Will Young,  Razorlight, Clean Bandit and loads more.

From travelling festivals to small town spectaculars, all you need to do is pick the tastiest looking choice and bring your expandable pants.

Pub in the Park

Pub in the Park is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge, and with eight different locations to choose from over the summer, you won’t miss out, wherever you are in the UK.

With acts including Clean Bandit, Razorlight and the Kaiser Chiefs (depending on where you go), you can bop till you drop after attending demonstrations from top chefs, masterclasses and tastings.

Or you can just chill out and watch the world go by with a never-ending supply of delicious food.

You can grab your tickets here.

Abergavenny food festival

Over 30,000 people descend on the small town in east Wales each year for scrumptious scran at Abergavenny Food Festival.

Taking place September 21 to 22, you can bring the whole family without splashing the cash as kids under 16 are free.

There are children’s cookery classes and farmyard fun to keep them entertained.

Meanwhile, you can get those taste buds tingling with foodie workshops and a bustling market for you to stock up on top notch ingredients.

Interest? Tickets are still available here.

The Great British Food Festival

If you’re fond of the baking show, get yourself a ticket for one of the many locations The Great British Food Festival is visiting between May and December in 2019.

With contestants from The Great British Bake Off demonstrating their culinary prowess, you’ll pick up top tips for your macarons and muffins.

And you don’t even have to leave the furry family members at home either. Dogs are welcome, as long as they’re on a lead.

Early-bird discounted tickets are available for a limited time here.

Taste of London

If you’re in the capital and looking for some good food and a great atmosphere between June 19 to 23, head on over to Regent’s Park for the Taste of London.

Popping up twice a year in June and November, Taste of London is one of the highlights of the foodie calendar.

With more top chefs than you can shake a stick at, your belly will never rumble at this Instagram-worthy hotspot.

The theme this year is Wild in the City, so pick up some tips for creating your own urban allotment (however small) and forage to your heart’s content.

Book an entry pass or a tasting ticket here. Prices for start at £10 for children between six and 16-years-old.

Looking for more ideas? Whether you’re into live theatre, comedy acts or heated debates on hot topics, you’ll find them all at one of the alternative British festivals in our round-up.

Fancy heading off to enjoy some fun in the sun? Book an all-inclusive holiday and you can relax without worrying about meal times.

All-inclusive resorts usually offer children’s entertainment as standard too, so you won’t have any bored faces by the pool.

Find out more here.

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