wagamama lounge returns to festivals this summer, offering their trademark Japanese cuisine alongside more creative elements.
When it comes to food, music festivals are hardly purveyors of the finest cuisine. After trudging through the mud, which takes roughly the same amount of effort needed to swing a commercial airliner around your head, all you want is something good to eat that’s going to give you the energy to enjoy the weekend.
It seems everything I ate at festivals last year came served between the same floury bap. Sausages, eggs, vegetable stir fry? – BAP IT. That was what the grill chefs cried from their stations. Pizza? BAP IT. This, alongside the notion of people trying risque or bizarre dishes (Zebra burger anyone?), and you’ve got a recipe for culinary disaster.
That’s why everyone should shout YES at the person sitting next to them right now. I mean it. Make them jump and then tell them that you’re invading their personal space because Japanese noodle restaurant wagamama is continuing their wagamama lounge experience this year. The lounge will be at Parklife Weekender, Isle of Wight, Bestival and Camp Bestival this summer, which means no more food roulette.
As well as offering up popular noodle dishes Yaki Soba, Yaki Udon and more, wagamama will also embrace music and art within the lounge experience. There will be an eclectic mix of DJ sets throughout the weekend alongside live installations from Barcelona based street artist Malarky as well as other leading artists Case, Okido and Remi/Rough.
At Parklife only, people will also be given the chance to ‘eatbox’, which as I’ve learnt is the practice of beatboxing whilst eating noodles. So crazy it just might inspire a whole new genre of food & music based mash ups, it’s definitely only a matter of time before people are pumping out Crumpet Solos and Sea-Basslines. (I TRIED).
wagamama are also giving away festival tickets and other prizes, to find out more pop over to the Facebook page and ‘like’ the lounge section to be in with a chance to win. You’ll also be able relive all the good times on the Youtube channel after the event.
You can catch wagamama lounge first at Parklife Weekender on the 9th and 10th of June.