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Find out details of Ipswich and Colchester Prosecco Festivals 2018

PUBLISHED: 19:15 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 19:20 10 January 2018

The Prosecco Festival in Ipswich in 2017 was sold out. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

The Prosecco Festival in Ipswich in 2017 was sold out. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

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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.

The Colchester Prosecco Festival has already sold out. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVALThe Colchester Prosecco Festival has already sold out. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

Prosecco Festival visited Ipswich for the first time in November, selling out with 1,500 devotees of the drink through the doors.

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.

The Prosecco Festival will have more than 40 varities of beverage. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVALThe Prosecco Festival will have more than 40 varities of beverage. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

“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.”

Prosecco Festival said that it received lots of positive feedback from the 2017 sold-out event. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVALProsecco Festival said that it received lots of positive feedback from the 2017 sold-out event. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

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”.

The Prosecco Festival in Ipswich in 2017 was sold out. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVALThe Prosecco Festival in Ipswich in 2017 was sold out. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

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.

The dates have been set for the return of the Prosecco Festival to Ipswich. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVALThe dates have been set for the return of the Prosecco Festival to Ipswich. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

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.

The Prosecco Festival in Ipswich in 2017 was sold out. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVALThe Prosecco Festival in Ipswich in 2017 was sold out. Picture: MEGAN FOWLER/PROSECCO FESTIVAL

“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.

Visit the festival website here for tickets.


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