A SMORGASBORD of foodie treats and a stellar line-up of music acts have been unveiled for this year’s Big Feastival.
The three-day festival, held at Alex James’ Farm in Kingham in the Cotswolds, will see performances from the likes of jazz maestro Jamie Cullum and DJ Fatboy Slim.
Now in its third year, the event – co-hosted by the Blur bassist and Jamie Oliver – will take place from Friday, August 29 to Sunday, August 31.
Right Here, Right Now DJ Norman Cook is the headline act on Saturday with Cheltenham Jazz Festival guest director Jamie Cullum gracing the stage on Sunday with his distinctive jazz-pop tunes.
Also confirmed to appear is American R&B sensation Kelis, performing songs from her aptly-named new album Food and indie-folk outfit Stornoway will also feature.
Family three-piece Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, acoustic star Jack Savoretti, reggae rhythm masters The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra and the Molotov Jukebox are also part of the line-up.
Big Feastival favourites Norman Jay MBE, The Cuban Brothers and Duke will also return.
Following last year’s success, the festivities will start early this year with a full Friday programme added to the event for the first time.
Pop connoisseurs Guilty Pleasures will be hosting the main stage with DJ sets from Sean Rowley and special guest appearances from Bjorn Again and Fleetwood Bac.
High-profile names in the world of gastronomy will be hosting demonstrations with Le Gavroche sous chef Monica Galetti, fresh from the MasterChef: The Professionals kitchen, joining the likes of Ashley Palmer-Watts – Heston Blumenthal’s protégé.
Jamie himself will be rustling up tasty morsels on the AEG Big Kitchen stage with two-star Michelin star chef Nathan Outlaw and Valentine Warner also on the bill.
Barbecue extraordinaire Christine Stevenson will also feature and Jamie’s mentor, Gennaro Contaldo – one half of The Two Greedy Italians – will be demonstrating tasty Italian recipes.
Adam Henson’s Costwold Farm Park will keep the little ones entertained and there is a vintage funfair and Little Dudes Den to wear them out.
The Big Feastival isn’t saving all the fun for the grown-ups; with family entertainment including the brilliant Adam Henson’s Cotswolds Farm Park making a welcome return to the festival, 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.
Host Alex said: “The Big Feastival gets bigger and better every year – I can’t wait. It’s going to be one hell of a party.”
Jamie Oliver added, “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!”
Day tickets cost from £30 to £65 and go on sale at 8am today. Call 08449 959673.