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New Food For Life Area At FÉILE '19 Curated By Chef Kevin Thornton

The new area has a line-up of Irish food vendors that is not to be missed!

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The Trip to Tipp is happening this weekend and the list of food available at the concert is making our mouths water!

Curated by Tom Dunne, FÉILE ‘19 will see a strong Irish music line-up take to the stage at Semple Stadium this weekend. Iconic acts including Sinéad O’Connor, performing the songs of Shane Mac Gowan, Horslips, The Stunning, Eleanor McEvoy, The Fat Lady Sings, The Pale, Picturehouse, The Frank & Walters,Therapy? and Sultans of Ping,  to name a few, will take the stage with 90s icons Transvision Vamp’s Wendy James and (Unbeliveable!) EMF joining the party. 

Food For Life at FÉILE '19 is a departure from the normal food areas at festivals. The food space owes its name to Tipperary native and two-Michelin star chef Kevin Thornton. In 2009, Kevin, a great philosopher of Irish food, produced a food photography book called Food For Life, which captured his passion for visual creativity and his passion for ingredients in a captivating and beautiful publication. 

Food For Life is an expression of Kevin’s passion for food, ingredients and local produce; a thoughtfully procured community of food traders have been chosen who source and produce only the best of Irish to serve up the best to concert-goers over the two days of the event. 

Commenting on the curation, Kevin said, "I am really proud to be bringing together a great selection of small, artisan food vendors to showcase our excellent Irish produce at Semple Stadium. Across the weekend, we hope to make Food for Life at FÉILE a highlight for attendees giving them an opportunity to try something new while supporting passionate local businesses".

The mouth-watering line-up

My Goodness Food, an ethical health-focused business that specialises in vegan, raw, sugar-free, gluten-free and fermented probiotic products.

La La Poutine, bringing the taste of Canada and its best comfort food to Ireland with hand-cut chips, unique cheese curds made by a local artisan maker and tasty gluten-free gravy.

Dublin Pizza Company, Dubliner's favourite pizzas, made with homemade Napoletana bases with fresh organic ingredients and Irish cheeses.

Barbecue Cowboys, you will have two chances to try the wonderful smoked meats like Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket from this outfit at the event as they have two stands. Founded by three brothers, they believe in serving up honest, tasty and flavour-packed food. 

Owner of Burger Republic Paul Catterson has worked in the catering trade as a chef for almost 30
years. His handmade burgers are a testament to his experience and are a festival favourite throughout the year. 

Adare Farm is located in the golden vale of County Limerick. It is a family-run farm and has been since 1963 when the Relihans first moved there from Kerry. This weekend, you will be treated to a menu that includes a pig on a spit at their stand. 

Hawaiian vibes from Shaka Poké, with both delicious and healthy bowls of rice, fresh vegetables, tropical fruit and a selection of flavourful toppings. Not to be missed!

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Bad Ass Mexican-style food trailer, aka Chingón, will be offering delicious burritos, tacos and more at this year's event. They take pride in offering corn tortillas, as well as flour, to give the ultimate burrito experience. 

Whether sweet or savoury, the menu at Crépes in the City will have something that speaks to your hunger over the weekend. Using local produce where possible and the highest standards of production. 

Plus, don't forget to hit up the two exclusive speciality coffee stands: Gems Coffee Cork serving up Badger & Dodo and Tipperary roaster Ponaire