If wings are your thing, then Wingfest, the world’s largest chicken wing festival has your name all over it. The London Stadium, home to Premier League football side West Ham, nestled in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be transformed into a poultry eating, music thumping, axe throwing, beer and bourbon drinking extravaganza.
With 35 street food traders and restaurants, BBQ teams and pop ups from all over the UK, a whooping 200,000 wings are expected to be served up over the weekend meaning that all your winging desires are taken care of. Whatever your wing thing is, deep fried, spicy, baked, sweet or just downright sticky finger licking, Wingfest will take care of it.
Chicken experts will be on hand with live cooking demos competing to be crowned the wing kings or queens of the festival hoping to beat defending champions Chicken George ft The Rib Man, and secure their spot in the Hall of Flame. 10,000 chicken wing fans will be able to cast their votes live via text for the two categories of Best Buffalo Wing and Best Wild Wing.
Just Eat will be hosting their very own VIP area with tickets giving access to exclusive table service, drinks and tee-shirts. For the die hard fans among you, Franks RedHot Wing Eating competition, hosted by the legendary DJ BBQ will have you battling it out on the main stage to find who can eat the messiest wings, and it doesn’t stop there. ‘Get Heated’ hosted by The Food Review Club and Clifton Chilli Club will be causing carnage, with the UK’s hottest lava wing challenge.
If you’re looking for non-food based thrills, then the axe throwing is a must as well as all your favourite fairground rides. Beer will be flowing from the Meantime brewery, and DJs, blues and brass bands will provide the soundtrack to wing it on the dance floor late into the night.
For tickets and further info, visit www.wingfest.co.uk/london