Back for its fourth year in a row, the Festival of Heat is the UK Chili festival. Feel the burn on this fiery family day out on Sunday 25th September at Shoreditch’s culinary hub, the Red Market with tickets priced at £15.

Celebrating every aspect of the tasty chilli. The festivals events are focussed on eating, growing and cooking with the ingredient and are designed for those who like to add a little heat to their mealtimes. Festivalgoers will be able to take part in Workshops, tasting sessions, pick up spicy supplies in the market, enjoy entertainment and live music throughout the day and sip on chilli infused drinks at the bar.

Celebrating the best of local and established traders, patrons can expect individual chili signatures, as well an afternoon of DJ sets and live music. Acclaimed street vendor turned private catering company,’White Men Can’t Jerk,’ will be one of the featured vendors serving up delicious dishes on the day.

Featuring the likes of’Burning Desire”Sidekick Sauces,’ and’Firefoods,’ The Festival of Heats boasts the widest selection of UK- grown chili producers.  “In an age where local trade and community values are being eroded by wider global interests,” Flavour Gurus from Made in Hackney reveal their secrets in the Festival Kitchen through masterclasses, workshops and demonstrations, including’Growing the Perfect Chilli’, and’Cooking with Chilli to achieve the perfect Heat.’

festival founder Rossana Leal says, “It’s especially important to create spaces in communities…Growing, cooking & sharing food brings people together.” Even in the summer, over 3,500 chili enthusiasts can handle the heat.  Chili trader Capsicana praises “I’ve been doing the Festival of Heat since its 1st year and it gets better every year, it’s one of the best vibes you will find at a food fest anywhere”.

Do you make your own chili sauce? If you are a chili vendor, and have interest in booking a stall, contact

Do you love looking with chili? Can you handle the heat? The festival of chili is on 25th September, at the Red Market in Shoreditch. Reserve your early bird ticket now for only £10 at, or pay the door price of £15.