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Cheese Feast 2023

A street food & live entertainment extravaganza for cheese lovers

28 Apr 2023-30 Apr 2023

Blue Collar are excited to announce the return of Cheese Feast to Forbury Gardens, Reading on 28th to 30th April with 20+ cheese based street food traders, 3 bars, fire pits plus live entertainment all weekend including BARRIOKE with Barry from Eastenders, Eurovision covers, ABBAS tribute, DJ sets & a cheese produce area run by local cheese experts The Grumpy Goat .

Headlining Cheese Feast’s entertainment stage on Saturday 29th April will be Shaun Williamson, the star of EastEnders, Extras, Life’s Too Short and more recently a million viral videos, with his very own Barrioke. Audience members get the chance to join the man himself on stage to perform songs alongside some memorable performances of his own. Shaun hosts the event with his usual trademark warmth and teasing banter, accompanying participants on stage, creating a riotous, joyous moment that people will never forget.

The ABBA Tribute Band will be headlining the Friday night of Cheese Feast (28th April), performing ABBA’s greatest hits live and emulating the great Bjorn, Benny, Anni-Frid and Agnetha for one big singalong of dancing queens and kings in Forbury Gardens.

Taking place just two week’s before the Eurovision Song Contest comes to the UK, Cheese Feast 2023 welcomes The EuroVisionaries to their stage on Sunday 30th April. The six-piece local supergroup will close the weekend with a special one-off performance featuring covers of the greatest hits of Eurovision from over the years.

This year’s produce area at Cheese Feast will be curated by Reading’s awesome cheese, beer and spirit shop, The Grumpy Goat. Anne-Marie and Charlie Beatty who own The Grumpy Goat are both World Cheese judges and will be using their expertise to bring you some of the best cheesemakers from local, National and International dairies. Expect guided tastings, talks and cheese related fun from some of the best cheese nerds in the industry. There will be so many cheeses for you to feast your eyes on and try.

Full line-ups for street food, entertainment and cheese produce at Cheese Feast 2023 will all be announced first here on our Facebook event wall (and on Instagram at so be sure to allow notifications and watch this space! Daily opening times are:

Friday 28th April: 5pm-10.30pm
Saturday 29th April: 11am-10.30pm
Sunday 30th April: 11am-7pm

Cheese Feast 2023