What more could you want from August bank holiday weekend than world-class live music acts and delicious food? Book now or forever hold your peace (of cake)…
Earlier this year we announced The Big Feastival as one of the coolest food festivals to hit the UK this year – and that was before the line up had even been released! Alex James’ weekend bash has now leapt to first place, with the announcement of headliners including Craig David, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit and Basement Jaxx, and some world-famous chefs in the mix too.
What to expect?
Grab your bags and head down to the Cotswolds with the whole family for the ultimate feel-good festival, now in its seventh year and renowned for its combination of top-class food and a smashing line up of live music.
“I am thrilled to once again host The Big Feastival on the farm and this year is set to be the biggest yet, I can’t wait to add to all of the fantastic memories we’ve helped make over the last six years. We’ve got a crackin’ line up across music and food coming to deliver an incredible experience for the whole family. Last year saw the largest Big Feastival crowd ever and we’re excited to top that again this summer. See you there.” – Alex James
Alex James (of Blur) opens up his farm in Chipping Norton every year to host The Big Feastival, attracting thousands of guests from all over the country and beyond. This year’s line up is better than ever, for both food and drink.
Big names in food
Marco Pierre White, Raymond Blanc and Mark Hix are among the big chef names that are confirmed for this year. Expect to see them and others cooking live at the NEFF Big Kitchen, sharing their knowledge and taking part in live Q&As.
An exciting line-up of street food vendors will ensure guests are well-fed – this isn’t the kind of festival where attendees sip on sad Pot Noodles in their tents. Check out the full list here, including lobster rolls from Claw, halloumi fries from Oli Baba’s, poké bowls, a dedicated cheese bar and delicious vegan treats aplenty. You can also book in to attend the legendary feasts and banquets held every year – this year’s hottest ticket is for the Patrón the Summer X Breddos Tacos Feasts for five courses of top-notch Mexican BBQ paired with Patrón cocktails. Tickets are £50 per person and can be booked here.
Big names in music
Headliners for 2018 include; Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, James Arthur, Professor Green, David Rodigan and more, hosted by none other than Jo Whiley.
Book a day pass to the Veuve Clicquot VIP Lounge for unparalleled views of the main stage and an exclusive private bar (find out more here).
Perfect for families
Big Feastival distinguishes itself from its festival counterparts thanks to its excellent family entertainment, meaning you can bring the kids along too for an unforgettable weekend. Children’s TV megastar Justin Fletcher will be on hand for entertainment, as well as characters such as Peppa Pig, The Gruffalo, Paddington and fun activities at the Circus School and NEFF Little Kitchen for budding chefs.
Tickets are now on sale online and can be purchased either for the full weekend (24-26 August) or specific days. Adult camping tickets for the full weekend are £179.50, while children under the age of 12 go for just £37.25 each. You can purchase tickets here.
Visit thebigfeastival.com for more information