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Newport Now Zone Returns to Tiny Rebel Food and Drink Festival


The Newport Now Zone will return to this Saturday’s Tiny Rebel Newport Food & Drink Festival, as businesses continue to back big events in the city centre.

Newport Now BID is one of the sponsors of the hugely-popular event organised by Newport City Council, alongside headline sponsors Tiny Rebel and other backers Celtic Manor and Friars Walk.

Council Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox said:

“This is the eighth year of the council organising this festival which I’m delighted to say has grown in popularity, attracting thousands of visitors on the day.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our main sponsors, the award-winning brewers Tiny Rebel along with our other sponsors Newport Now BID, the Celtic Manor and Friars Walk.

“The event really is a team effort and visitors can witness that for themselves on the day when they visit the High Street and Newport Indoor Market then take a stroll to Pobl Group offices for more chef demos and Usk Plaza in Friars Walk.”

Kevin Ward, Manager of the Newport Now Business Improvement District, said:

“As the organisation that represents more than 400 city centre businesses, the BID is delighted to again be supporting the Food and Drink Festival.

“The event brings thousands of people into the city centre and the BID supports any initiative that increases footfall for traders.

“The Newport Now Zone is based in High Street, upstairs in the market and in the Pobl building, and houses events such as the chef demonstrations and the Teen Chef competition sponsored by the Celtic Manor.”

“We’re looking forward to another fantastic food festival.”