Foodies across the UK will be heading to GO! Organic Festival in their thousands this September for London's exciting new organic food and music festival.

Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September at Battersea Park, the event's stellar line-up now includes celebrity cook Melissa Hemsley, one half of the Hemsley + Hemsley sisters – whose inspirational food business is well-known for championing the importance of good nutrition, sustainable sourcing and responsible environmental practices.

Called “the Queen of the kitchen” by Marie Clare, Melissa will be extending her reign to GO!'s Organic Kitchen stage.  Closing the event with the last interactive session of the day at 4pm on Sunday 9 September, she'll be offering visitors a rare treat as she shares insights into her career so far, tips on eating well and making the most out of ingredients, and answers audience questions.  All whilst serving up a sumptuous selection of fast, fuss-free dishes from her new bestselling book Eat Happy: 30-minute feelgood food.  There will also be book signing opportunities following her session.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer such an incredible Organic Kitchen line-up for our first event,” says GO! Organic Festival's sales manager, Amanda Thackray.

“GO! Organic Festival is about people coming together to have fun and share their love of all things organic.  It's about seeing, sampling, tasting, experiencing, and discovering what's out there, what's new.  The event is already creating quite a buzz across London and beyond, and having Melissa Hemsley part of the line-up just makes it even more unmissable.  This is really big news for us and a huge opportunity for visitors to hear insights from such an influential and knowledgeable healthy eating advocate.”

A feast for the senses

Over two action-packed days, the festival will feature over a dozen demos in the Organic Kitchen.  Other new names on the menu include: Honey Spencer, sommelier extraordinaire for Abel & Cole, sharing her top organic wine picks for the months ahead; and nutritional expert Christine Bailey (her new book My Kids Can't Eat That: How to Deal with Allergies & Intolerances in Children is out next month), who will be sharing her favourite allergy-free recipes for the whole family.

Jay Morjaria, founder of London's first meat-free cookery school Sutra Kitchen, has also been confirmed as GO!'s Organic Kitchen host.  A regular at food festivals and events, the 'plant-forward' chef recently appeared on the BBC's Million Pound Menu, where his innovative East Asian restaurant concept 'Dynasty' (already a sell-out London supper-club) landed an investment offer of £500,000.