YOU’VE heard of food festivals - even wine festivals.

Now, later this month Brighton will host its very own Prosecco Festival.

The Big Prosecco Festival at Stanmer House on August 27, will celebrate the best of the Italian sparkling wine.

Organisers are promising more than 50 varieties for wine lovers to try.

Attendees will also be able to wander the grounds of Stanmer Park country estate with a glass of bubbles in hand.

Entertainment will include live bands and DJs, with Prosecco lovers promised “a plethora of fizzy delights you hadn’t even imagined existed yet.”

Among the bands playing will be the Soultastics.

Organisers said: “We have the in-house chef at Stanmer House creating a bespoke selection - it will have an Italian theme and the chef is Italian.

“Food will include antipasti, canapes, pizza, truffles, barbeque and more.

“Our experts for the event are Prosecco and wine specialists who have an extensive knowledge on food pairings.”

Last year figures showed Britain is the world’s greatest consumer of Prosecco.

In 2016 we drank one-third of all the Prosecco bottled.

A spokesman for the event said: “I think Prosecco’s seemingly unwavering popularity can be attributed to it giving a sense of celebration to any occasion, even if it’s just another Friday night.

“A bit of fizz and the sound of a cork popping will always be associated with jollity, good cheer and a hint of glamour.

“When you add all that fun into a lively festival setting in the fabulous grounds of Stanmer Country House, added to the fact it’s in the middle of a much-needed summer bank holiday, it’s a winning formula.”

Henry Breeze, co-owner of Symposium Wine Emporium in Lewes, said: “Prosecco sales have been quite high for several years and we don’t see this stopping.

“Spumante, Frizzanti, and Raboso (the rose version) are the three main styles of Prosecco.

“It’s a good value alternative for people who like sparkling wines.”

But Prosecco lovers have had some bad news in recent months. It is said the consequence of Brexit will push price of imported wines up.

According to the trade publication Drinks Business, The Wine and Spirits Trade Association has warned that the cost of a bottle of Prosecco could go up by 59 pence in the UK next year, and Champagne by up to £1.

This is down to the combined impact of Brexit, inflation and alcohol duty. The Big Prosecco Festival Brighton will be held on August 27 across two sessions. The first will run from 12pm and 5pm and the second from 6pm to 11pm.Tickets start at £15.