The Big Feastival 2021
27 August to 29 August
The Big Feastival 2021 will be back from 27 to 29 August 2021 for its special 10th edition, and it promises to be one truly unforgettable weekend! Three days of family-friendly events combining food from some of the country's top chefs with a top drawer selection of live music acts. Here's some of what to expect.
About The Big Feastival 2021
Taking place on Alex James' beautiful Cotswolds farm, The Big Feastival 2021 will bring together music from some of the UK’s biggest artists, Michelin star chefs live on stage, award-winning street food and an exciting array of family activities in an action-packed weekend and unrivalled programme of entertainment.
Expect to sing along at the top of your voice to the first-class musical line up on our main stage, dance the night away at the family silent disco, catch awesome DJ sets from some of your favourite names at the Cheese Hub, along with countless stand out performances across the several musical stages to explore across the farm.
This year, for its 10th anniversary celebrations, The Big Feastival will kick-off on Friday with multi-platinum selling DJ Sigala whose summer anthems 'Wish You Well', 'Came Here For Love', and 'Just Got Paid' are set to get the party started. On Saturday night, the festival will welcome the king of funk Nile Rodgers & CHIC. And Sunday night will see an unforgettable close with BRIT award winner Rag’n’Bone Man.
Food & Drink
You will be spoilt for choice with the decadent dining. Supper clubs, street food and delicious pop-ups mean there is something for everyone! Not only does the festival have the best food around, but it also has the best foodies in the business appearing at the festival. It promises a full schedule of award-winning chefs and culinary talent across the kitchen stages for live demos, talks and interviews with world-famous gourmet gurus.
The line-up of culinary gurus putting the 'feast' in 'Feastival includes Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw and his protégé Tom Brown, Mark Hix, the celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer, as well as MasterChef winner Ping Coombes, amongst others.
For those who are keen to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, you'll be able to hone your cookery skills with your friends and family whilst making delicious treats in the Cook with M&S Food cookery school. And there are interactive cookery sessions, which includes a 15-minute tour of the allotment designed for budding mini chefs, in the M&S Little Cooks tent.
Family entertainment is also at the forefront of the Feastival's programming. Little festival-goers will be wowed with the highest calibre of enchanting performances, wild workshops, crafting, meet & greets with some of their favourite characters, vintage fairground, and so much more.
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park team are setting up camp at this year’s Big Feastival, giving festival-goers the chance to meet some of their favourite furry and feathered friends. And children's TV Megastar Justin Fletcher will be offering a fun-filled festival experience for all ages on Saturday. BARMY BRITAIN will be back with a brand new show full of crazy new characters and rude new rulers from Britain's barmy past in Horrible Histories! The family line-up will also include Jitterbug Circus who will be performing and running workshops.
Camping is probably the best way to maximise your Big Feastival weekend experience, and the festival will feature full weekend camping, as well as pre-pitched tents and Glamping. Campervan spaces are available but are limited in number. Camping is great fun, but if it’s not your thing, there are also several lovely hotels, B&B’s, and farmhouses nearby, and public buses and taxis to get you to and from the site.
Putting it all together
On putting it all together, host Alex James said: "I cannot wait to welcome everyone back to the farm this summer for our 10th Birthday party! We’re all in need of a serious celebration this year so we’re pulling out all the stops to ensure this is our best line-up yet. Roll on August!."