FAQs

1. What’s the Big Feastival all about?

‘Jamie Oliver and Alex James present The Big Feastival’ is a summer festival combining top-class food with live music from your favourite bands on Alex’s farm in Kingham. This is a festival with a heart, where funds are raised for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (charity no. 1094536) which focuses on teaching essential food skills to help people make better food choices for a healthier life.

2. When and where?

Friday 29th August, Saturday 30th August and Sunday 31st August on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham, The Cotswolds (OX7)

3. How do I get there?

Where: Alex James’ farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7.
By Car: See ‘How to get there’
By Rail: The closest railway station is Kingham which is between the village of Kingham and Bledington and is only a short walk to the festival site. From London Paddington it is approximately 1hr 30mins to Kingham and there are regular trains to and from Oxford, Reading, Worcester and Hereford. From the station it is a 3 minute walk to the festival site.
Parking: There is FREE parking on fields next to the festival site.
Taxis: There will be a pick up & drop point for taxis.

4. Is there overnight camping? What if I don’t want to camp?

Yes, there is full weekend camping and we will announce a range of ‘glamping’ bolt-on options. Campervan spaces are available but are limited in number. Camping is great fun but if it’s not your thing, there are also a number of lovely hotels, b&b’s and farmhouses nearby, and public buses and taxis to get you to and from site. Click here for local hotels and b&b’s.

5. Can I bring a picnic?

Campers are welcome to bring food and drink to the campsite. A wide selection of food and drink will be available for purchase in the main arena, where festival-goers will not be permitted to bring their own items for consumption.

6. Can I book a seat in The Big Kitchen?

The UK’s top chefs will be cooking up a storm in The Big Kitchen and it’s going to be popular. To be as fair as possible, seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so you won’t be able to book a place beforehand. We recommend planning your day in advance and getting to your chosen sessions early to get a good spot!

7. Can I bring my dog?

As much as we love dogs, things would get a little chaotic if every man and his dog came along. So we’ve decided the men (and women and children) can come but the dogs must stay at home. Guide and assistance dogs are, of course, welcome.

8. Where does the money go?

A proportion of profits from The Big Feastival will go to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (charity no. 1094536), as well as 50p from every dish sold at the festival going to the charity. The Charity teaches essential food skills to help people make better food choices for a healthier life and runs a number of successful programmes helping young people overcome disadvantages to create better futures for themselves working in the food industry.

9. Is this a child-friendly festival?

The Big Feastival is for everyone, big and small. There’ll be plenty of hands-on activities for both big and little ones, with baby-changing facilities on site for new mums and dads.

Re-entry to the Event is not permitted, with the sole exception of parents/guardians accompanying children under the age of 16. After spending the day with the family at The Big Feastival, you can drop the kids home with the babysitter and come back to party!

Single use re-entry passes will only be issued on site to parents/guardians who are in possession of either an adult ticket or a child ticket and this pass allows for re-entry to the event with or without your child. The reason for this exception is because The Big Feastival is a family-friendly event and we want to be flexible to the needs of parents/guardians. Adults not accompanying children to the event will not be allowed re-entry.

10. Is the site wheelchair-accessible?

The site is generally suitable for wheelchairs.

11. Will there be food for vegetarians/vegans?

There will be a wide variety of food available and we aim to cater for everyone, however if you have special dietary requirements please get in touch to discuss this with us. Look at ‘The Menu‘ page for an idea of the food that will be available.

12. I have a nut/dairy/seafood allergy (ie serious allergy), can I still come to the Feastival?

Whilst participating restaurants at The Big Feastival will make every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause the most common allergic reactions, there is always a risk of cross-contamination and those with allergies should be mindful of this – please check with food traders before eating and they will be able to advise.