THE BIG FEASTIVAL RETURNS THIS SUMMER!
THE BIG FEASTIVAL RETURNS WITH AN INCREDIBLE LINE UP!
The Big Feastival, the ultimate music, food and family festival of the summer returns for its fourth year on the farm from 28-30 August. The Bank Holiday Weekend extravaganza promises great music, mouth-watering food and drink experiences and a fully-charged, fun-filled program of entertainment for all ages.
On the music bill, The Big Feastival welcomes Groove Armada (DJ Set), to headline the main stage on Friday 28. Fresh from winning Best British Female at the BRIT Awards last week, iconic songstress Paloma Faith will bring the weekend to a close on Sunday 30 August. With the Saturday Special Guest Headliners still to be revealed, this year’s festival is set to be the best yet.
Also on the bill and making his debut at The Big Feastival this year is legendary hip-hop star and DJ, Grandmaster Flash. He will join festival favourites The Cuban Brothers, much-loved DJ Norman Jay MBE and beat boxers Duke, all announced to perform across the weekend.
Groove Armada said: "The second most important thing for us when we're planning a gig,
with the first being music, is where we're gonna have dinner. So on that basis this show is properly gonna go off, gourmet Groove armada style."
Saturday’s headline performance, the full line-up of music acts, satellite stages and brand new music workshops will be revealed soon.
Known for bringing sensational culinary talent to the stage, The Big Feastival has announced the initial programme of chefs set to join Jamie Oliver this year. Two Star Michelin masters Raymond Blanc, Ashley Palmer-Watts and Nathan Outlaw will all grace The AEG Big Kitchen, alongside critically acclaimed rising star James Lowe and the inspirational Monica Galetti. The irrepressible Gennaro Contaldo makes a welcome return as everyone’s favourite Great British Bake-Off finalist Richard Burr gets set to make his debut.
Brand new to The Big Feastival for 2015 is the Healthy Living Zone, dedicated to the art of healthy eating and wellbeing. Health food pioneers Deliciously Ella, Livia’s Kitchen (Olivia Wallenberg), Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley will head up a specially curated programme of events. Festival-goers will be invited to recharge their batteries with fresh festival fare from the Health Hub, serving everything from freshly pressed juices to sushi. The Kitchen Counter will feature talks and tutorials while The Action Station will re-energise even the sleepiest of heads.
To feed the foodies, the ever-popular Street Food Alley returns to the festival with the best of British street food. Visitors are invited to sip, sample and shop The Producers Markets, cook up a storm in The AEG Cooking Club and get behind the grill with the all new Weber Grill Academy On Tour. With pop up dining experiences still to be announced, there will be something on the menu for everyone.
The Big Feastival boasts an enviable line-up of children’s entertainment across the weekend including Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Little Dudes’ Den, The Big Top, The Village Green Games and the iconic Vintage Fairground. The full programme of fun and games and this year’s Very Special Guests will be announced soon!
Jamie Oliver - "I can't quite believe we're headed for our fourth year at Alex James' farm – Feastival just keeps gets better every year. It's already got an incredible line up for music fans and foodies, and I know that we'll only add to it over the next few weeks. As usual, I can't wait!"
Alex James - I can’t wait to have everyone back to the farm. Three days of great music and delicious food, plus plenty of fun for the kids, it’s the perfect bank holiday weekend. And this year is set to be the best yet.”
Tickets are on sale NOW and available via www.thebigfeastival.com.
Notes to Editors:
THE JAMIE OLIVER FOOD FOUNDATION
At the heart of The Big Feastival is the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, with new fundraising initiatives for the charity constituting a key focus for the 2015 festival.The Foundation works in three main areas: in schools, where they educate children about the joys of growing and cooking fresh food; through the Fifteen Restaurant group, where they empower disengaged youngsters by training them for careers in the restaurant industry; and in communities, where their cooking centres inspire individuals to feed themselves better and make healthier, smarter food choices. The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, registered charity number 1094536. www.jamieoliver.com/foundation.