By Maelle Fontaine
Liverpool’s famous Food and Drink Festival has been cancelled.
The company usually running the event, SK events, declared that they had to call off the festival due to high running costs.
The event gathered thousands of people from all over the North West for over a decade and was one of the biggest food and drink festivals in the region.
Set in Sefton Park, the weekend-long celebration enabled local businesses and people to share their love for food.
It was initially a free event but became ticketed as it grew in size since 2016.
According to Companies House, SK events has entered voluntary liquidation in January.
Mersey Mash has contacted SK Events but they have been unavailable for comment.
Surely something can be done to prevent losing ‘Food and Drink Festival’ @mayor_anderson @IndpndtLiv someone must have an idea. Liverpool One has a park plus loads of pedestrianised roads and streets. Be a shame to lose such a good event.
— Joseph Dunn (@JosephDunn8) February 4, 2019
Sad to hear the news that Liverpool Food and Drink Festival @LivFoodDrink may not happen again. I was proud to work with Denise @skevents to help create the festival 11 years ago. The idea was to kick start a somewhat moribund restaurant sector in Liverpool at the time. Job done?
— Pam Wilsher (@PWilsher) February 4, 2019