Bolton Great British Bake Off star Mak Patel will appear at the third Heaton Park Food and Drink Festival this summer.

Mak, who appeared on the 11th series of the show, will host a live cookery theatre at the event, which will see talented chefs serving up demonstrations.

More than 100 food traders will feature at the third iteration of the annual event, which takes place in Heaton Park.

Organisers say the event will have an immersive atmosphere packed with delicious food, vibrant marketplaces, and a plethora of live entertainment

On Saturday, August 3, the festival welcomes one of the UK’s biggest Oasis tribute bands "Whatever", who will bring to life the Manchester indie legends' iconic sound and emphatic stage presence.

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Whatever will be joined by the rhythmic saxophone melodies of Will Forrester, the award-winning Rock Choir with their contemporary rock and pop renditions, the acoustic harmonies of Leaving Overmorrow, Flatcap Brass with their immersive drum and brass, and the dynamic sounds of The Climate Stripes.

Taking the spotlight on Sunday, August 4 will be Carrie Michaels, embodying the natural showmanship and mystifying charisma of Kylie Minogue.

With renditions of timeless pop classics such as "Can’t Get You out of My Head" and "I Should Be so Lucky", festival goers will be taken on a nostalgic journey through the Australian star's pop anthems which span the last 36 years.

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Alongside Carrie are many more gifted performers.

These include the unique melodies of Waiting Forever, Scoble, Swan & Friends with their soothing acoustic rhythms; Leeds City Stompers and their soulful blues, Knucklefuzz with their energetic rock ‘n’ roll covers, and the captivating Ibiza Sax of Will Forrester to close the day.

As well as live music, festival goers can enjoy a wide array of entertainment, including a live cookery theatre partnered with Mak, a live entertainers stage, children's activities, roaming comedy, a funfair and inflatable land, and more.

The event strives to ensure a day of festivities tailored to all ages, while showcasing the best local talent of the region.

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For the foodies, the esteemed Street Food Arena awaits, boasting a delectable array of global cuisines; from fresh wood-fired pizza to Mexican tacos and aromatic curries, the event ensures a gastronomic journey through a plethora of culinary delights.

Alongside this are the incredible artisan markets host to more than 110 market traders showcasing local produce, fresh-baked goods, hand-made crafts, and local art.

Those searching refreshment can explore the range of independent bars, alongside a full ale-house, sponsored by Vocation, featuring craft ales and cask favourites.

In steadfast commitment to supporting the community, the festival will partner up with Manchester Mind in hope of adding to the over £100,000 raised for mental health initiatives across the North.

As the event nears, organisers anticipate thousands to join the celebrations.

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