The Big Feastival – 23rd-25th August at Alex James’ Farm in the Cotswolds!
There’s just one week to go until The Big Feastival, proudly presented by NEFF, returns to the Cotswolds across the August Bank Holiday and as always, the jampacked line-up does not disappoint. With music from the UK’s biggest artists, Michelin star chefs live on stage, award-winning street food and an exciting programme of family entertainment, The Big Feastival has something for everyone.
Dedicated to festival fun for the whole family, The Big Feastival will ensure kids are entertained from start to finish. Little festival-goers can enjoy live entertainment from children’s TV megastar Justin Fletcher, Paw Patrol’s Chase & Marshall and Peppa Pig and George over the three-day extravaganza. Children of all ages can try out Tree Climbing, visit Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, take part in workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company, join the Royal Albert Hall band, partake in the Village Green Games or take a spin around the Vintage Fun Fair, amongst much more.
The RAU Herb & Veg Patch
Dermot O’Leary, Jodie Kidd and The Cuban Brothers have just been announced for Bedtime Stories. At the end of each day they will be reading a bedtime story of their choice in the Big Top Tent. They join an incredible line-up of family entertainment across the weekend.
The Big Feastival will be kicking off with a belter of a start thanks to none other than the platinum-selling Rudimental and their Friday night DJ set. The party continues on Saturday night with Grammy Award winner, Jess Glynne, taking centre stage. The singer-songwriter made history becoming the first British female solo artist to achieve seven No.1 singles in the UK when her hit I’ll Be There hit top spot last summer. The festival will come to an epic close on Sunday night with one of the most extraordinary acts in British music, Elbow. Over twenty years and seven studio albums, Elbow have achieved many of the accolades that mark out a successful band, three Ivor Novello Awards, a Mercury Music Prize, a BRIT award for Best British Band.
Street Food Alley
The weekend will also feature singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi fresh from his breakthrough hit Someone You Loved and indie-rock band The Zutons who shot to fame with the original Valerie. Along with producer and DJ Jonas Blue, acoustic singer Jack Savoretti, Jade Bird, Nina Nesbitt, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Grandmaster Flash, Sleeper, Dodgy, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, DJ Luck & MC Neat, BBC Music Introducing: Little Brother Eli, Barns Courtney, Four of Diamonds and Duke, feastival veterans The Cuban Brothers will also be adding their distinctive blend of music, comedy and dancing entertainment.
The Big Feastival will also host an incredible line up of Britain’s most respected chefs. Raymond Blanc OBE will be showcasing the bold and innovative cooking, which has seen him retain his two Michelin stars for an astounding 34 years. Although entirely self-taught himself, Raymond has championed and nurtured some of the country’s most respected chefs in his kitchens at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Some 33 of these protégés have gone on to win Michelin stars for themselves. National treasure Prue Leith CBE will be sharing the culinary wisdom that has seen the restaurateur and caterer become one of the UK’s most renowned food personalities.
Also taking to the NEFF Big Kitchen stage will be celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer known for his original take on British Gastronomy Mark Hix; author of ‘Planted’ Chantelle Nicholson and chef and author Robin Gill, as well as Gennaro Contaldo with his signature Italian dishes; Daniel Clifford, from the two Michelin-starred restaurant, Midsummer House, and James Lowe, who will be showcasing the credentials that earned him a Michelin star within 18 months of opening Lyle’s in London. Tom Brown, protégé of Nathan Outlaw and the chef behind the incredible Cornerstone in Hackney, also joins the line-up, along with award winning Peruvian restaurateur Martin Morales and broadcaster and chef Andi Oliver. Supermodel-turned-Publican Jodie Kidd, winner of The Great British Bake-Off Candice Brown, chef-turned model Isaac Carew, The Fabulous Baker Brothers Tom and Henry Herbert, food blogger NEFF ambassador Nicky Corbishley and grill legend DJ BBQ will also be cooking up a storm.
Host Alex James said: “This is our eighth year and our best line up to date. Feastival continues to expand, evolve and get better every summer and we’ve got more new tricks, surprises and festival firsts up our sleeves for this August. There really is something for everyone – plenty to keep the entire family smiling. See you on August Bank Holiday weekend…”
For full information on the music, food and family programmes and to purchase tickets, visit: www.thebigfeastival.com
MAIN STAGE MUSIC: RUDIMENTAL (DJ SET) | JESS GLYNNE | ELBOW LEWIS CAPALDI | JONAS BLUE | JACK SAVORETTI | THE ZUTONS | JADE BIRD FUN LOVING CRIMINALS | NINA NESBITT | GRANDMASTER FLASH | SLEEPER DODGY | THE ALEX JAMES ORCHESTRA | THE CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL SHOW DJ LUCK & MC NEAT | THE CUBAN BROTHERS | BARNS COURTNEY | FOUR OF DIAMONDS DUKE | BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING: LITTLE BROTHER ELI & MORE
MAIN STAGE HOSTS: DICK AND DOM’S FRIDAY TAKEOVER | JO WHILEY’S WEEKEND
GUEST CHEFS: RAYMOND BLANC | PRUE LEITH | MARK HIX | GENNARO CONTALDO JAMES LOWE | DANIEL CLIFFORD | TOM BROWN | ANDI OLIVER CHANTELLE NICHOLSON | MARTIN MORALES | ROBIN GILL | HELEN GOH ANNA HAUGH | ELIZABETH HAIGH | SAMANTHA EVANS & SHAUNA GUINN SANTIAGO LASTRA | CANDICE BROWN | ISAAC CAREW | JODIE KIDD DJ BBQ | HENRY HERBERT | JUDE KEREAMA & ED HUGHES NICKY CORBISHLEY & JEREMY PANG & MORE
FOOD & DRINK: THE COLLABORATION KITCHEN | FRIDAY NIGHT SUPPER CLUB ALEX JAMES CHEESE HUB | COOKERY SCHOOLS | PRODUCERS MARKET NEFF BIG KITCHEN | WARNER’S GIN BARN | THE TABLE SESSIONS WITH M&S FOOD FAMILY DINING ROOM | THE ALLOTMENT PROJECT PLUS MUCH MORE
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: CHILDREN’S TV MEGASTAR JUSTIN FLETCHER PEPPA PIG & GEORGE | PAW PATROL’S CHASE & MARSHALL | PJ MASK’S CATBOY ORCHESTRA OF OBJECTS | ADAM HENSON’S COTSWOLD FARM PARK | DEXTER THE T-REX THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL BAND | ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY | NEFF LITTLE KITCHEN TREE CLIMBING | CIRCUS SCHOOL | VILLAGE GREEN GAMES | THE PLAYGROUND | THE BIG TOP THE UDDER STAGE | THE BANDSTAND | SILENT DISCO PLUS MUCH MORE
The Big Feastival site is on Alex James’ Farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ. Kingham is a village in the Cotswolds about 4 miles southwest of Chipping Norton.
CURRENT TICKET PRICES:
CAMPING TICKETS Adult Camping Ticket – 18+ £187.00 Face value £180 + £7 booking fee Teen Camping Ticket – 13 – 17 £112.00 Face value £105 + £7 booking fee Child Camping Ticket – 12 and under £43.50 Face value £40 + £3.50 booking fee
WEEKEND (NON-CAMPING) TICKETS Adult Weekend Ticket – 18+ £159.50 Face value £152.50 + £7 booking fee Teen Weekend Ticket – 13 – 17 £92.00 Face value £85 + £7 booking fee Child Weekend Ticket – 12 and under £27.00 Face value £25 + £2 booking fee
DAY TICKETS Adult Friday Ticket – 18+ £67.50 Face value £62+ £5.50 booking fee Teen Friday Ticket – 13 – 17 £38.50 Face value £35 + £3.50 booking fee Child Friday Ticket – 12 and under Free*
Adult Saturday Ticket – 18+ £84.50 Face value £77.50 + £7 booking fee Teen Saturday Ticket – 13 – 17 £48.50 Face value £45 + £3.50 booking fee Child Saturday Ticket – 12 and under Free*
Adult Sunday Ticket – 18+ £84.50 Face value £77.50 + £7 booking fee Teen Sunday Ticket – 13 – 17 £48.50 Face value £45 + £3.50 booking fee Child Sunday Ticket – 12 and under Free*
*Please note: All children must have a valid entry ticket to enter the event. 12s and Under tickets must be booked at the time of adult purchase. Free child day tickets are limited to 2 per adult.