Reading’s annual Cheese Feast is returning to Forbury Gardens this year providing a whole host of events including entertainment from Eastenders star, Shaun Williamson.

Headlining the main stage on Saturday, April 29, he will be holding his own form of karaoke centred around his TV character Barry.

Audience members will have a chance to join him on stage for ‘BARRIOKE’ to perform alongside and also enjoy some of his own performances throughout the night.

Throughout the three days, Blue Collar will provide over 20 cheese-based street food, bars providing local craft beer and a host of local performers across the three days of the festival.

Blue Collar’s Glen Dinning said: “We can’t wait to bring Cheese Feast back to Forbury Gardens.

“Our first two Cheese Feast events were a huge success and brought thousands of people to Forbury Gardens.

“Now we’re going bigger and better with even more cheese-based street food stalls, a full line-up of fun live entertainment and a cheese produce area run by our good friends The Grumpy Goat.”

Taking place just two weeks before the Eurovision Song Contest comes to the UK, Cheese Feast 2023 welcomes The EuroVisionaries to their stage on Sunday, April 30. The six-piece local supergroup will close the weekend with a one-off performance featuring covers of the greatest hits of Eurovision from over the years.

Also on Sunday, local dance schools will be showcasing routines to classic pop songs in a special lunchtime performance.

The ABBA Tribute Band will be headlining the Friday night of Cheese Feast (April 29), performing ABBA’s greatest hits live and emulating the great Bjorn, Benny, Anni-Frid and Agnetha for one big singalong of dancing queens and kings in Forbury Gardens.

The festival will take place for the second year running in Reading’s Forbury Gardens on April 29 – April 30 and is free entry.