Hull Street Food Night cancels city centre event in May

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 16 May 2017

The second Hull Street Food Night has been cancelled.

The event's first night in April saw a staggering 10,000 people turn up to Holy Trinity Square within the first three hours – meaning food had already sold out in many stalls by 6.30pm.

The nights were planned to happen once a month until September, with the second event due to take place on May 25.

But organisers have said problems mean the forthcoming night has now been cancelled.

Kathryn Shillito, HullBID city centre manager, said: "We were blown away by the massive success of our first Hull Street Food Night, but we appreciate some people were uncomfortable having to queue and some went unfed.

"While that presented great opportunities for other food and drink businesses in the city centre we felt that the best way forward is to extend the event.

"We know the traders who attended the first Hull Street Food Night can provide more food and drink, and we also have many other businesses which want to get involved.

"However, to accommodate all of that, we need more space and that means we need a licence to expand into other parts of the Old Town.

"We're working on that now and we hope we will soon be able to confirm a date in June for the second Hull Street Food Night."

The Street Food Nights, organised by HullBID and other partners, saw vendors at the first night including The Hull Pie, Tapasya and Kerbedge.

Ms Shillito said they were hoping more stalls would be available for the next event.

"It's unfortunate that we have had to postpone the event scheduled for Thursday, May 25, but it all takes time to organise more stalls and more entertainment," she said.

"We would like to thank everyone for being so supportive and we would ask them to be patient. We can't wait to see everyone back in the Old Town – it's going to be amazing and well worth waiting for."

The date for June's Hull Street Food Night is yet to be confirmed.

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