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GroceryAid’s Barcode Festival has raised more than £750,000 for the charity.

Ticket sales for the festival, which took place at Magazine London, were over 3,800 and a record 75 sponsors supported the event with many using it to launch new brands, making it the most successful event in the festival’s three-year history.

Entertainment for the evening was spread across three main stages. On the Skittles Stage guests enjoyed headline acts Rudimental with Ella Eyre, Example, Becky Hill, Scott Mills and Levi Roots.

Some of the UK’s best known celebrity chefs cooked for packed crowds from the Demo Kitchen Stage: Ainsley Harriott, Levi Roots, Briony May and Kenny Tutt all featured. The Volvic Variety Stage featured British drag queen The Vivienne, who delighted fans with comedy cabaret.

CEO of GroceryAid Steve Barnes said: “After the last 18 months, it was wonderful to bring the trade together with smiles on their faces at a unique industry event. Barcode Festival is something we are really proud to deliver for the industry. We anticipate it will sell out extremely quickly for 2022.

“Not surprisingly, the demand for GroceryAid’s services has increased threefold since the pandemic began, which indicates our support is needed more than ever. The money raised by Barcode will help more colleagues in need.”

The next Barcode Festival takes place on Thursday 7 July 2022.