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Geoffrey Boot MHK and Rebecca McAdam from The Stars Group

The Stars Group has been announced as the main sponsor for the 2020 Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival. 

This will be the fourth year that the e-Gaming company will sponsor the event, which last year saw over 10,000 visitors across the weekend. The 12th Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival will be taking place in the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September. 

Jon Weedon, who is responsible for corporate sponsorship at The Stars Group, said: 

‘We’re delighted to once again sponsor the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival, which has continued to attract large crowds to the Villa Marina Gardens each year. 

‘We share the local community’s passion for local produce and we’re keen to support the Island’s food and drink industry and wider economy through the festival as it continues to grow and boost local business.’ 

Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, said: 

‘Last year we celebrated the 11th year of the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival which was our biggest yet. With the support of our main sponsor, The Stars Group and through the support of other businesses involved we are able to deliver a successful festival which celebrates the fantastic work of our local food and drink producers and retailers, while bringing together our community. 

‘The Programme for Government outlines that we will encourage new businesses, support those that are growing and create an environment for businesses to flourish. We’re also committed to growing the value of the food and drink sector through our Food Matters Strategy and are already making significant progress to this. This sector is now worth over £100 million to the local economy.’ 

The festival is also sponsored by Magnet (IOM) Ltd, Isle of Man Meats, TDL, Santander International and Dave's Delicious Dogs.

To find out more about sponsorship packages, contact Lucy Verdon, Marketing Executive at DEFA, on +44 1624 687520 or

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