Music, food and family entertainment at The Big Feastival
By David Wood
The Big Feastival has today announced brand-new additions to its incredible line-up of music, food and family entertainment, as the Cotswolds' festival returns bigger than ever for its 10th anniversary this summer.
Alex James will once again host The Big Feastival, proudly presented by M&S Food, on his Cotswolds farm at Kingham from August 27-29..
The Bank Holiday Weekend extravaganza is pulling out all the stops with an unrivalled programme of music, family fun, world class chefs and award-winning street food. Weekend tickets are already sold out and camping passes are going fast.
Joining Sigala, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Rag'n'Bone Man, Zara Larsson, Ella Eyre, All Saints and more on this year's line-up is singer-songwriter Tom Grennan. Fresh from topping the Official Album Charts with his second record Evering Road last month and the release of charming and cheeky track Let's Go Home Together with Ella Henderson, Tom will have everyone singing along to hits like Found What I've Been Looking For and Top 10 single Little Bit of Love.
Also returning to The Big Feastival is multi platinum-selling artists Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who is bringing her hugely popular Kitchen Disco to the farm. Sophie is set to get the party started on the Friday and is sure to get everyone up on their feet and dancing along to her disco anthems.
One of the UK's most exciting new artists, singer-songwriter Maisie Peters, will make her Feastival debut on the Sunday bringing along her dreamy and enchanting pop tunes which have amassed more than a quarter of a billion global streams so far.
Also joining the Sunday line-up are multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Emily Burns, as well as a very special performance by The Alex James Orchestra, a Feastival exclusive, while bright, melodic pop band Kawala is joining the line-up on the Saturday.
The Big Feastival has also announced more chefs that will join the food line-up with their awe-inspiring masterclasses on the culinary stages. After the success of their weekly lockdown mini-series, musician Professor Green and chef Gizzi Erksine are bringing Giz 'n' Greens to the Feastival stage.
Television favourite and acclaimed chef Matt Tebbutt, well known for presenting the likes of BBC's Saturday Kitchen and Channel 4's Unwrapped, joins the line-up, while Gizzi Erksine will also return to Feastival for a solo outing, bringing her wealth of ability and experience from countless books and programmes that shot her to British chef stardom.
James Knappett will make his Big Feastival debut this summer showcasing the technique and ability that have earned him two Michelin stars. Romy Gill MBE returns this year, a true culinary icon, she was the first ever female Indian chef and restaurant owner in the UK and was appointed an MBE in 2016, while award-winning and best-selling author Steven Lamb completes the latest chef additions.
Foodies can pay a visit to the Cook With M&S Food cookery school, while the M&S Little Cooks Kitchen & Allotment will provide an amazing opportunity for children to learn about food and get hands on with some cooking too.
A truly interactive class that includes a tour of The Allotment, where the Little Cooks will discover how M&S source and grow its freshest produce, as well as being able to pick their own ingredients to transform into a delicious dish back in the kitchen.
Little festival-goers will also be able to meet some of their favourite characters in the Little Dudes Den, including underwater adventure super heroes The Octonauts: Captain Barnacles & Kwazii Cat, as well as much-loved, big friendly dog Hey Duggee.
Also joining the massive line-up and offerings of family entertainment are The Royal Albert Hall presents Albert's Band, Silent Disco, the Little Explorers Club, and much more.
For full information on the music, food and family programmes and to purchase tickets, visit: www.thebigfeastival.com
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