The St Ives Food and Drink Festival will once again be packed with celebrity chefs, showcasing their incredible skills.

A star-studded array of chefs will be championing local produce at the hugely popular annual festival, which takes place on Porthminster Beach in St Ives.

Held over the weekend of May 13 and 14, the festival will host Nathan Outlaw, Mitch Tonks, Jack Stein, Jane Devonshire, Gizzi Erskine, Sophie Michell, Frances Quinn, and many more.

There will also be a series of Westcountry chefs taking to the stage, including Jude Kereama, head chef and owner of Kota restaurant, Grant Nethercott, head chef at The Alba in St Ives, and Tom Adams, chef at Coombeshead Farm.

A full music line up will also take place alongside the festival, continuing into the evening with an extended session on Saturday night with performances from Kernow King and Sandy Acre Seven.

Other acts performing during the weekend include Emily Howard, The Grenaways and many local bands and choirs.

Mitch Tonks, chef, author and acclaimed seafood restaurateur, said: “I love the energy of the St Ives Food and Drink Festival. There’s just something about cooking and celebrating on the beach, and I can’t wait to enjoy the whole day - hopefully the sun will shine.

“I don’t like to take demos too seriously. I want them to be simple enough for people to enjoy watching, and think ‘I could cook that at home’, as that’s the whole point: to inspire people to cook.”

Tickets on the day cost £3 for a single day pass or £5 for two days, and children under 12 go free.