Find out details of Ipswich and Colchester Prosecco Festivals 2018
PUBLISHED: 19:15 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 19:20 10 January 2018
Megan Fowler/Prosecco Festival
Prosecco lovers in Ipswich are getting set to toast the return of the national Prosecco Festival this March – with the Colchester event already having sold out in just 24 hours.
Following the success of the event and the plethora of positive feedback, festival organisers have confirmed that the flutes will be full when it returns to Ipswich Town Hall on March 9 and 10.
Jo Roberts, national events manager, said: “It was a real success – all our festivals are a success but Ipswich particularly was lovely.
“They really accepted us and we had a great time so as soon as we came back after Christmas we said we need to revisit.
“We had a lot of customers saying ‘when are you coming back’ so lots of positive feedback.
“I cannot wait to come back – Ipswich was our last one before we had a break [over Winter] and it was our favourite to be honest.”
Fans of the fizz can enjoy more than 40 varieties of prosecco, brut, spumante, cocktails and pink fizz across afternoon and evening sessions, and is complemented by Italian-style street food and floor-filling live music from top bands.
Mrs Roberts said the event would be a “great party”.
On February 23 the festival will be paying a visit to Colchester Charter Hall, with the 2,100 tickets selling out in just 24 hours.
Organisers have said that tickets for the Ipswich event are already flying, and urged people to buy their tickets to secure a space.
Mrs Roberts said it was proof there was an appetite for the popular drink in the region.
“There is definitely interest,” she said. “Prosecco has become so popular over the years, but the popularity in the [Suffolk and Essex] area has shown there is a real growth.
“People need to be quick as there is limited availability, and once they are gone they are gone.”
Tickets are £12.50 which includes a branded glass and wristband, with the event working on a token basis where cash can be exchanged for tokens at special exchange areas.
The event follows a packed 2017 for Ipswich which featured the first ever Prosecco Festival, two gin festivals and seven beer festivals.