Food and drink festival cooks up record crowds

Leeds Food and Drink Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds..Sisters Laura (left) and Emily Powell, enjoy a glass of Champagne on the Malmaison Stand...SH1001431a...8th June 2014 Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds Food and Drink Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds..Sisters Laura (left) and Emily Powell, enjoy a glass of Champagne on the Malmaison Stand...SH1001431a...8th June 2014 Picture by Simon Hulme

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Nearly 50,000 food-lovers packed into Millennium Square for the Yorkshire Food and Drink Show earlier this month - setting an all-time record for the event.

Footfall figures released today for the 17-day eL eds Food and Drink Festival saw city centre footfall figures increase by 2.7 per cent on last year, bringing more visitors to Leeds than the eight previous food festivals.

Attendance on two days of the three-day festival finale were at an all-time high. In total, almost 46,000 people attended the at Millennium Square, 15,300 of which were on the traditionally quietest day of Friday, while almost 21,500 went along on the Sunday.

 

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