Justin Fletcher, Mr Bloom and More Top Chefs Announced!

We’re pleased to reveal that more special guests have just been announced for what is shaping up to be the best Big Feastival yet!

It’s one for the kids this time, as CBeebies Superstars Justin Fletcher and Ben Faulks (a.k.a Mr Bloom) will both be joining us on Alex’s farm this summer. Plus, more fantastic chefs have also recently been confirmed – read on for the latest line up.

Justin FletcherCBeebies Superstar Justin Fletcher will be delighting little ones and parents alike with a special performance at the three-day family festival on Saturday 30 August. Also announced to appear, and making his debut at the event, is fellow CBeebies presenter Ben Faulks a.k.a Mr Bloom on Sunday 31 August.  Ben Faulks will join Jamie Oliver and a whole host of chefs to help inspire kids of all ages with the joys of growing their own food.

This year’s Big Feastival boasts an enviable line-up of children’s entertainment across the weekend including Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park.  Brand new kids’ attractions and exciting details of this year’s Little Dudes Den and Big Top Tent activities are still to be revealed.

Gizzi ErskineMore top chefs have also been added to the ever-growing culinary line up including celebrated foodie Gizzi Erskine, former DJ and founder of London’s ‘Ceviche’ and ‘Andina’ restaurants Martin Morales, and ‘Fifteen’ graduate turned TV chef Aaron Craze.  The Big Feastival will also welcome local talent Emily Watkins, Head Chef at ‘The Kingham Plough’ and James Graham, Head Chef at the ‘Bibury Court Hotel’.

These latest names will join an incredible roster of the UK’s leading chefs including Jamie Oliver and his mentor Gennaro Contaldo, Two Star Michelin award winners Nathan Outlaw and Ashley Palmer-Watts, TV favourites Monica Galetti and Valentine Warner and grill master Christian Stevenson, AKA DJ BBQ, with further special guest chefs still to be announced for the food fest extravaganza.

Margo and RitaIn addition to the stellar programme of chefs, the ever-popular Street Food Alley will make a welcome return to the festival with the hottest line up of British street food traders to date.  Those trading include The Bowler with his ‘Lawn Ranger’ grass fed van,  Anna Mae’s with their mouth-watering Mac N Cheese and Crêpe Lucette with their French delicacies.

Adding a taste of Asia will be Dosa Deli, while Big Apple Hot Dogs bring their own twist to the iconic American snack and Mother Clucker plate up twice batter-fried chicken from their converted US Army ambulance.  Italian food fans should look no further than The Cooking Cooks while those seeking Latino flavours can enjoy classic Mexican fare courtesy of Margo & Rita.

We have even more amazing artists, chefs and family entertainment to be announced over the coming weeks.

Stay tuned for our next music announcement coming soon!

The Big Feastival team x

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First Acts Revealed for The Big Feastival 2014!

We are excited to announce Right Here, Right Now that DJ Fatboy Slim will headline Saturday night and jazz-pop legend Jamie Cullum will take to the main stage on Sunday. Also confirmed to appear is American R&B sensation Kelis, performing songs from her aptly-named new album ‘FOOD’.

Indie folk heroes Stornoway, family three-piece Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, acoustic star Jack Savoretti, reggae masters The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra and genre dodging Molotov Jukebox join Feastival favourites Norman Jay MBE, The Cuban Brothers and Duke to complete the first music line up announcement.

Jamie and Alex will be getting the festivities started early this year, with a full Friday programme added to the festival for the first time.  On hand to get everyone in the party mood, pop connoisseurs Guilty Pleasures will be hosting the main stage and special guest appearances from the incredible Bjorn Again and Fleetwood Bac.

It wouldn’t be The Big Feastival without the hottest chefs providing their top tips in live demos. Joining host Jamie Oliver on the AEG Big Kitchen stage are his culinary mentor Gennaro Contaldo and Le Gavroche Sous Chef Monica Galetti, fresh from the MasterChef: The Professionals kitchen. Heston Blumenthal’s protégé and Head Chef of the award-winning Dinner Ashley Palmer-Watts will also be plating up, alongside Two Star Michelin chef Nathan Outlaw, the inspirational Valentine Warner and spandex wearing, BBQ legend Christian Stevenson, AKA DJ BBQ.  Title Partner, AEG, will also present their AEG Cooking Club and in true Big Feastival style, there will be a whole host of gourmet food offerings to suit every taste with more details to be revealed soon.

We’re not saving all the fun for the grown-ups; with family entertainment including the brilliant Adam Henson’s Cotswolds Farm Park making a welcome return, giving kids of all ages the chance to meet some of their favourite furry and feathered friends. With the Little Dudes Den, the Big Top tent, a vintage funfair and some very special guests still to be announced, there is something for everyone at this year’s event.

“The Big Feastival gets bigger and better every year – I can’t wait.  It’s going to be one hell of a party!” – Alex James

“Three full days of great music, delicious food and good times for all the family – get involved before tickets are gone and it’s too late!” – Jamie Oliver

Tickets for The Big Feastival 2014 are now on sale – click here or call 0844 995 9673 to book yours today!  For those in need of a little luxury, make sure you also check out the brand new glamping packages available from our friends at Yurtel.

The Big Feastival team x

Big Feastival tickets available on Wednesday 26th February!

Plans for this summer’s Big Feastival are in full swing and we are very excited about bringing you the biggest and best Feastival yet!

Big Feastival Tickets and the first line up announcement will be released on Wednesday 26th February at 8.00 am.

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The Feastival Team x


Merry Christmas from The Big Feastival!

We have some VERY exciting announcements to make in the New Year but until then, it’s time for mulled wine and mince pies and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

We’ve taken on board all of your feedback from 2013 and have been working away over the past few months planning for next year’s food, music and family extravaganza.

The Big Feastival 2014 will be back on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August – save the date and make sure you sign up to our newsletter for our first big line up announcement.

Happy holidays everyone!

Vote for Big Feastival in the UK Festival Awards!

We’re delighted and very excited that The Big Feastival has been nominated in 3 categories for this year’s UK Festival Awards.

Please click the link below and enter your votes for us to win Best Medium-sized Festival, Best Family Festival and (our personal favourite) Best Toilets!

Just by voting, you will enter the draw to win a ‘Dream Summer’ with tickets to attend EVERY winning festival. Good luck everyone!