After a fantastic weekend last year, The Big Feastival was the first event we highlighted with our fluorescent marker for this year. As a Cotswolds resident, it is simply unmissable.
Located on Alex James' farm on the outskirts of Kingham, the soiree mixes great music with awesome food and creates a fully-charged, fun-filled program of entertainment for all ages! Where else can you have Dizzee Rascal on the same bill as Raymond Blanc and Peppa Pig?
Now into its 4th year the line up of artists and chefs gets better and better. Musical headliners include the wonderfully eccentric Paloma Faith, rap/dance superstar Example, Groove Armada, Ella Eyre, Badly Drawn Boy, Rae Morris and local beatboxers Duke among many others. Culinary fans can be wowed by co festival creator Jamie Oliver, one of England's finest chefs and restaurateur Mark Hix and Great British Menu winner Emily Watkins, whose pub sits just minutes down the road, whole will all be on show in The Big Kitchen and, new to this years event, The Healthy Living Zone, dedicated to the art of healthy eating and wellbeing.
Away from the main stage and the kitchens the Big Feastival boasts an enviable line-up of children’s entertainment across the weekend including Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Little Dudes’ Den, The Big Top, The Village Green Games and the iconic Vintage Fairground and the brand new Action Station, full of fitness-focused activities designed to revitalise festival-goers. Visitors can warm up with morning Tai Chi and Laughing Yoga sessions!
Also on hand is Alex's Cheese Hub. More than just a tent to taste and buy cheese but a place to rock out late into the night, enjoy an all day bar and the Allotment Patch this year will be taken over by "The Wheat Project" where wheat and rye seeds planted earlier in the year will be ready to harvest at this year’s festival. Over the weekend, festival-goers will be encouraged to pick their own wheat or rye with The Royal Agricultural University. They will then mill it into flour at our on-site mill with the help of FWP Matthews Millers, before joining the team from Hobbs House Bakery to make their very own dough and produce wonderful flat bread creations.
This is truly the ultimate music, food and family festival that just gets everything right!
Weekend tickets have just sold out for the festival but there are tickets for Friday and Saturday still available!
Visit www.jamieoliver.com/thebigfeastival/buy-tickets for more information and take a look below at this years line up and some of our pictures from last year!