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.
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