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North East Chilli Festival changes location - and has new theme - for 2018


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The North East Chilli Festival is all-change as it announces its 2018 dates with hot-off-the-press news revealing that it’s having a new look, a new theme and a new location.

Northumberland ’s popular festival, which tried out a new home in Blyth last year following a five-year run at Seaton Delaval Hall, is on the move again.

Having encountered a few problems last time, the festival is to have a new Blyth home this year when it returns for a July 13-15 run.

Its new site will be Meggies Burn Fields at South Beach which has also prompted a theme for the event: The Festival by the Sea.

And while its focus will remain very much on chilli - with the traditional eating competition at the heart of the fun - 2018 will feature a broader menu of attractions to whet all appetites.

Music-wise, there are already several confirmed bands including local favourites Smoove and Turrell, and The Mariachis who are well known for the Doritos TV adverts.



View the full article at The Chronicle


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