Monday, 5 August 2013

Jamie Oliver & Alex James' - "Big Feastival"

Alex James & Jamie Oliver - Live on Stage at The Big Feastival

The one thing I'm looking forward to is The Big Feastival at the end of August.  It's always great to have one last party in the diary before the summer holidays end and this fits the bill so well!

Organised by TV chef Jamie Oliver and musician Alex James (from Brit-pop band 'Blur'), this festival combines two of my favourite passions - music and of course food!

As many will know, Alex - as well as keeping up his musicality, he is now a renown cheesemonger/farmer, with The Big Feastival taking place on his farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire.

Vendors at The Big Feastival

Foodies will be delighted with the array of tasting experiences planned down 'Street Food Alley' where you can purchase the best from the British street food scene as well as taking advantage of the shopping opportunities at the artisan food stalls. 

Jamie Oliver - Food Demo at The Big Feastival

There will be celebrity chef appearances/demos at the Electrolux Big Kitchen area throughout the weekend from Gennaro Contaldo (from TV's 'Two Greedy Italians'), culinary maestro & owner of London's 'Grain Store' restaurant Bruno Loubet, star of 'The Little Paris Kitchen' Rachel Khoo, TV's Gizzi Erskine, Channel 4 Italian chefs The Chiappa Sisters, super chef Valentine Warner, Supper Club sensation Sabrina Ghayour as well as Jamie Oliver himself!

Demonstrations will also be performed by Scotland’s youngest Michelin starred chef Tom Kitchin,  former Roux Scholar and Bocuse d’Or entrant Simon Hulstone and young guns Jonray and Peter Sanchez Iglesias from Bristol’s Casamia restaurant.

Other foodie experiences include Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets Cooking Classes, the Weber BBQ Experience, The Table Sessions and  Alex James’s very own Cheese Hub.

Taking a break from the food (just for a bit), live music will be provided by Basement Jaxx, Rizzle Kicks, Lianne La Havas, Mark Owen, KT Tunstall, The Feeling, Laurence Fox, Bernhoft, Norman Jay, Cuban Brothers, The Milk and Dodgy.

If you're taking your little ones they'll be entertained by Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park and CBeebies Justin Fletcher as well as being able to take part in lots of games and workshops.

Running from Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September, weekend/camping tickets plus day-only tickets are now available with opportunities for VIP upgrade options. Take a look at the website for tickets, line-up and general festival information.

As a seasoned festival goer I shall be armed with sunscreen as well waterproofs, flip-flops as well as wellies - ready for all eventualities!  I can't wait to see Alex's farm, check out all the foodie activity as well as chill out to the tunes - so here's to a sunny weather forecast and a great weekend!

Hope to see you there too!


Day and Weekend Tickets are available, Under 12s are FREE.
Tickets and line-up details via: or 0844 995 9673.   


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