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Seafood festival returns to Brid this weekend

The 2019 Bridlington Seafood Festival will once again set taste buds tingling when it returns to the town on The Spa Promenade this weekend (June 15-16).

The two-day event, which runs from 10am-4pm both days, will offer seafood cookery demonstrations, free children’s entertainment, live music, educational sessions and, of course, a wide selection of food stalls, traders and exhibitors.

Last held in 2016, the festival this year is led by the Holderness Coast Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), with funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

A top line-up of prominent local seafood chefs will include Rob Green, Martyn Hyde, Luke Daniels, Rachel Green, Rob Clark, Debbie Raw and Arnolds Fisheries. Live music from The Shamrock Experience and the Filey Fishermen’s Choir will also feature.

Locally caught crab and lobster will once again highlight Bridlington’s role as the largest lobster landing port in Europe, earning the label ‘The Lobster Capital of Europe’.

James Wood, chair of the Holderness Coast FLAG, said: “We know that this festival has, in previous years, attracted thousands of people celebrating and enjoying what’s best from our coastline.

“For over eight years, FLAG has been pivotal in generating several million pounds of European funding into the local fishing industry, and events such as the Seafood Festival are a great showcase of this result.”