UK’s biggest touring cheese festival returning to Aberdeen this year

The UK’s biggest touring cheese festival, Cheese Fest UK is returning to Aberdeen later this year.  The popular event will take place at the North Easts brand new event venue, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), on Saturday 19 October 2019.

Ashley Ramian of Cheese Fest UK said “We’re really excited to be taking the festival back to Aberdeen, and especially to brand new TECA. The festival continues to grow every year and we have struck an incredible partnership with Aardman Animations, to celebrate 30 cracking years of Wallace and Gromit in 2019! This Promises to be another ‘Grand day out’ for all the family to enjoy!”

Those attending can expect another fun packed event from Cheese Fest UK, with the chance to sample some of the greatest cheeses in the world, including melted raclette, gooey mozzarella sticks and a whole host of other ‘cheese-tastic’ delights from the UK’s best cheese traders! With plenty of old favourites as well as new additions to try, you’re definitely in for a cheesy treat!

This year, Cheese Fest are also delighted to be celebrating Wallace and Gromit’s 30th anniversary as part of the festival. This means even more for those attending to get involved in, such as model making with Aardman Animations, live action vehicles, film screenings and even a meet and greet with Wallace and Gromit!

With all this plus live music, cookery demonstrations from celebrity chef Sean Wilson and an artisan cheese market, this isn’t an event to miss out on!

Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at TECA commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome Cheese Fest UK back to Aberdeen, especially to our brand new venue TECA.  With 48,000 sq.m of brand new, flexible event space at TECA, we’ve already been able to announce some great consumer exhibitions and events, and delighted we can offer one for all the cheese lovers in the North East!”

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World’s largest Nerf War carnival coming to the North East this October

The family event with themed arenas and attractions arrives to The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) across two impressive days, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019.   

Fans can choose from any of the six arenas on offer including, Fortnite Battle Royal, a Battlefield Arena, A Zombie Apocalypse and a SWAT arena – where participants become the member of a SWAT elite and prevent a bank robbery.

Steven Reynolds, Nerf War Carnival Director said: “We are delighted to bring the Carnival to TECA and very much look forward to delivering a family event to the people of Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.”

Attractions also include an inflatable zone, VR stations, zorbing, arcades and a beanbag cinema.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA said: “TECA brings a variety of events for everyone, and attracting the World’s largest Nerf War carnival to the North East for the first time, is exciting and we are delighted we can now accommodate for such events.”

Tickets will be on sale from Friday 8th February 2019 at 9am and start from £23.99.

Little Mix no longer able to take 2019 tour to Aberdeen

Little Mix have announced the cancellation of their 2019 show in Aberdeen.

Representatives of the band have said “Due to unforeseen logistical issues Little Mix have unfortunately had to cancel their Aberdeen show, scheduled for 4th October 2019.

The band are really disappointed to not be able to make the show”

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA said: “We’re sure the Aberdeen fans will be disappointed Little Mix are no longer coming to the city this year, however we hope to welcome them to TECA in the future“

It’s unfortunate the band won’t make it to Aberdeen this year, however with some great shows scheduled and more announcements coming soon, there’s lots happening at TECA.

Please note refunds are available from point of purchase.

Major gaming convention to take place at brand new event complex

One of Scotland’s largest gaming events, 4TG Game Con, is returning to Aberdeen later this year.  The popular event will take place at the North Easts brand new event venue, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2019.

Alexa Scott, 4TG Event Director said “The natural progression for this event after two very successful years in 2016 and 2017 at AECC was to re-launch at Aberdeen’s brand new event venue, TECA. We’re looking forward to the game con growing at TECA and for fans to experience it in a brand new state of the art space. We can’t wait to welcome gamers of all ages back for two days of fun!”

Those attending can expect another great event from 4TG with all the usual favourites such as an arcade zone, retro and classics, rock up and play, board games and collectables, kids zone, VR zone, exhibitors and merchandise area with the latest collectables on offer, cosplay with chances to get up on stage and take part in the 4TG Cosplay Championship, a developer panel answering all your gaming questions as well as the chance to play and test brand new unreleased games in the indie zone.

With some additional areas to enjoy in 2019 including the brand new Fortnite Zone and interactive sessions and attractions for families with creative building zones, as well as lots of tournaments allowing you to win amazing prizes, there’s something for everyone!

Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at AECC and TECA commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome 4TG Game Con back to Aberdeen, especially to our brand new venue TECA. Being able to host the event as it develops and grows is great, and part of our strategy is to add new event content to the North East. With 48,000 sq.m of brand new, flexible event space at TECA, we look forward to announcing more consumer exhibitions and events very soon. 4TG Game Con is always a popular event and we look forward to welcoming gamers to TECA later this year.”

It’s anticipated this event will be another popular one, so get your tickets now at

AECC will bring Kickboxers from around the world to Aberdeen Open

World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC) is set to return to AECC on Sunday 5 May 2019 bringing competitors from across the world to the North East to compete with the very best at the Aberdeen Open Tournament.

WKC are committed to make the Aberdeen Open the biggest and best with competitor and spectator experience at high importance,the Aberdeen Open is a truly international event with the world’s best Martial Artists.Kickboxing teams from Canada and USA are among the 1,000 competitors which will compete at the event.

Attracting a major sporting event has today been welcomed by AECC.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at AECC/TECA commented: “We are delighted to welcome back WKC to the North East of Scotland, and the vast amount of competitors from all over the world who have already signed up is outstanding. Attracting a major sporting event to the North East, is something we look forward to continuing to bring to our new venue The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) which opens next summer and brings the very best of live experiences.”

TECA is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue. The event complex is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, replaces AECC with 48,000 square metres of world-class multi-purpose event space.  

General tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 21 December 2018.

The Biggest Wedding Show in the North East Returns to AECC

Your Wedding Exhibition 2019 is set to be another busy show which will take place at AECC across two days from Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019. This will be the last one at AECC, before our brand new events venue and arena, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), opens in summer 2019.  

Over 170 talented and creative exhibitors will bring a variety of wedding trends to the North East. From designers showing off their latest creations to beauty& styling tips, individual jewellery, professional photographic series,honeymoon destinations, gift ideas and information about unusual wedding locations, YWE has the complete offering for your perfect day.

Visitors will receive a comprehensive overview of current trends in the wedding industry, whether you are beginning to plan, looking for finishing touches, or would love to find out the latest trends, you will find what you need from our hand-picked vendors.     

Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at AECC commented: “We are so pleased to welcome YWE back to the North East of Scotland, across the two days. Set to be one of the best exhibitions YWE has staged, we are thrilled to accommodate the exhibition for the last time at AECC, before we transform to our new venue TECA opening summer next year, and we hope to continue to attract exhibitions such as YWE.”

Ensure you make the most of YWE, and enjoy our stunning fashion show and secure a great view of the catwalk which runs twice daily.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 10 December 2018. Tickets are also available to buy on the door.