The Tequila Festival in association with Amigos is coming to the UK
The Tequila Festival in association with Amigos, is launching in the Gardens at Studio 338 in London on 19th August, ahead of a national tour around 16 major cities in the UK.
From 1pm until 11pm, event-goers will embark on a Tequila tasting journey with over 30 Tequilas to try out. On arrival, as well as being handed a complimentary shot, they will receive a Tequila Bible to guide them through their Tequila experience.
Traditional Mexican dancers will twirl while a Mariachi band provides live music. DJs will be spinning house music with a Latin twist throughout, and a range of spectacular performers will entertain the crowds, alongside colourful piñatas and processions.
Guests can visit the Tequila cocktail bar, the Amigos beer bar or the Jose Cuervo Tequila Truck, as well as enjoy specialist Mexican food stalls.
Tickets have sold out for the debut London event and are selling fast for key dates in in Manchester, Cardiff, Newcastle, Brighton, Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, Swansea, Lincoln, Exeter, Cheltenham, Belfast, Dublin, and Edinburgh… it looks like the UK has firmly declared Tequila as its favourite drink.
There are few drinks as on-trend as Tequila. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association recently reported UK sales have surged over the last two years, particularly of premium brands, rising by 37% to £173 million in 2016. It’s become so popular that some of the biggest names in entertainment have their own Tequila brands, such as Justin Timberlake’s ‘Sauza 901’, George Clooney’s ‘Casamigos’ and Sean “Diddy” Combs ‘DeLeon’. It’s an incredibly versatile drink, forming the basis for some of the best-loved cocktails out there such as the classic Margarita, or the Tequila Sunrise, while the Tequila ‘slammer‘ has made most of us pull an unforgettable face at one time or another on a big night out. A whole ritual has built up around drinking Tequila, however, it’s also a drink with a rich cultural heritage.
The Tequila Festival organiser, Nathan Reed comments,
“Tequila is a drink that is associated with a great party all across the world, however, it is also now being recognised as a more sophisticated, crafted drink with a rich variety of flavours. Tequila has a very strong cultural identity, so we wanted to bring this to life and put on a festival that celebrates the remarkable diversity and history of this wonderful drink. The Tequila Festival will be an unmissable party, full of music and entertainment, and of course, a chance to taste the best Tequilas under the sun.”
The Tequila Festival is a celebration of the history, culture, and variety of tastes of this much-loved drink. Tickets are available from £12 from Fatsoma.
AUG 19th – LONDON / Studio 338 / 1pm – 11pm
AUG 26th – MANCHESTER / Bowlers Manchester / 1pm – 11pm
SEPT 30th – LEEDS / Canal Mills / 1pm – 11pm
OCT 7th – BIRMINGHAM / The Rainbow Venues / 3pm – 10pm
OCT 21st – GLASGOW / Barrowland Ballroom / 1pm – 11pm
NOV 4th – BRISTOL / Motion / 1pm – 11pm
NOV 11th – BRIGHTON / Shooshh / 12pm – 9:30pm
NOV 18th – EDINBURGH / ATIK / 1pm – 11pm
DATE TBC – NEWCASTLE / Venue TBC
DATE TBC – CARDIFF / Venue TBC
DATE TBC – SWANSEA / Venue TBC
DATE TBC – LINCOLN / Venue TBC
DATE TBC – EXETER / Venue TBC
DATE TBC – CHELTENHAM / Venue TBC
DATE TBC – BELFAST / Venue TBC
DATE TBC – DUBLIN / Venue TBC