Family-friendly Halal Food Festival coming to the NEC in Birmingham: dates, tickets & more here

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The Halal Food was previously held in Leicester and Manchester, and it is coming to Birmingham - see dates and what to expect here

A family-friendly food festival perfect for British Muslims will be held in the NEC. Halal is an Arabic word meaning “permissible” refers to anything that is permissible to consume, according to Islamic law.

The Halal Food Festival will be coming to Birmingham’s international event venue later this spring. The festival was created by a team of young British Muslims hoping to celebrate their culture, while giving entrepreneurs within the Halal/Muslim industry a chance to meet their target audience.

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The festival was previously held in Leicester and Manchester and reached an audience of 20,000+ people in 2022 alone. Previous success of the festival highlighted the popular demand for Halal food and festivals that showcase Islamic culture. And this time around, more than 35,000 people are due to attend the NEC event.

What to expect at the Halal Food Festival at the NEC?

There will be exciting cooking demonstrations by talented chefs as well as live entertainment. So far, traders confirmed include, Iso Sushi Wok & Grill, Malaysian Street Food, The Cocktail Lab, Filthy Wings and Cleopatra’s Kitchen.

Apart from great street food, there’s going to be a ‘Muslim Lifestyle Experience’ that will include stalls dedicated to modest wear, jewellery, beauty and more. Modest fashion Influencers and special guests are also expected.

There will also be an Artisan Market, including Arts and Crafts and fashion, allowing aspiring businesses to showcase their talents. It is a great opportunity for people of other cultures to come and get involved as well.

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What did the organisers say?

Bilal Khan, CEO of The Halal Family Group says, “We are really excited to be bringing this event to the Midlands. The aim is to bring Halal cuisines from across the globe together for a weekend of live entertainment and special guest appearances.

“We are looking to showcase Halal cuisines from all across the globe, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and from Turkey and the Western region too. Expect street food vendors, special guest chefs, influencers, your favourite Halal brands, live cooking demonstrations and entertainment for all ages.”

Bilal adds, “This is a huge scale event that will give the Muslim community a chance to bring their friends and family and share their lifestyles and heritage through delicious food and entertainment.”

When is it?

The event is being held at NEC Birmingham on the weekend of the 27th and 28th May 2023.

How to get tickets?

To book tickets visit the Halal Food Festival website.

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