The Big Feastival 2024 will be back from 23 to 25 August 2024, and promises to be one truly unforgettable weekend with 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.
Taking place on Alex James’ beautiful Cotswolds farm, The Big Feastival 2024 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.
Camping and weekend tickets for Big Feastival 2024 are now on sale! Browse the 2023 festival information below to get a sense of what to expect.
Music: Sigrid / The Vaccines / Example / Freya Ridings / Natalie Imbruglia / Lightning Seeds / Baby Queen / Dolores Forever / Ruby & Violet
Chefs: Anna Haugh / DJ BBQ / Maunika Gowardhan / Pippy Eats
Music: Tom Grennan / Everything Everything / Faithless (DJ Set) / Katy B / Newton Faulkner / Ruti / The Cuban Brothers
Chefs: Asma Khan / Becky Excell / Ching He Huang MBE / DJ BBQ / George Egg / James Strawbridge / Lizzie Acker
Music: Blossoms / Rick Astley / Hot Chip (DJ Set) / Melanie C / Mae Muller / The K’s / Alice Merton / New Hope Club
Chefs: Nathan Outlaw / DJ BBQ / Jude Kereama / Julius Roberts / Lisa Goodwin-Allen / Max La Manna / Seema Pankhania
Expect to sing along at the top of your voice to the first-class musical line up on the main stage where the Big Feastival is thrilled to welcome Sigrid, Tom Grennan and Blossoms, Everything Everything, Mae Muller and Newton Faulkner to the lineup alongside a host of exciting emerging artists.
The Cheese Hub will see stellar DJ sets from famous guests and some of the nation’s best DJs from Tall Paul and Seb Fontaine to Stanton Warriors and DJ Jeremy Healy. And The Smokery, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain tribute shows will get the whole family singing and dancing.
Classic remixes and old-school anthems will be brought by KISS FM and all-female collective 24h Garage Girls DJ Shosh along with countless stand out performances across the several musical stages to explore across the farm, including tweed-clad 10-piece brass powerhouse Old Dirty Brasstards with their exhilarating party jams and unique interpretations of Britpop indie classics.
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.
The festival 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 2023 lineup of culinary gurus putting the ‘feast’ in Feastival include Asma Khan, Nathan Outlaw, Anna Haugh, Becky Excell, Big Zuu and Ching He Huang MBE.
For those 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. Or sit back and watch an incredible lineup of chefs host an array of demonstrations across the weekend in the Big Kitchen.
The M&S Little Cooks tent will provide an amazing opportunity for children to learn about food and get stuck into cooking with truly interactive classes. And new for 2023, The Fire Pit Sessions will see top chefs tame and manipulate smoke and flames to create lip-smacking BBQ dishes.
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 will set up camp at the 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 offer a fun-filled festival experience for all ages on Saturday.
Elmer’s Walk and The Velveteen Rabbit will be sharing lessons of mindfulness, love, and acceptance. Roald Dahl & The Imagination Seekers will grip the entire family with their mischievous theatrics, whilst The Fabularium’s Reynard the Fox will entice with their visual and engaging storytelling, puppetry and original live music. Alice’s Adventures In Aerialand also join the lineup with their open-air, aerial circus theatre production adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.
In a Feastival first, The Exchange brings comedy favourites to the farm for the very first time, featuring live shows from Britain’s Got Talent winner Axel Blake, Youtube hit scientist Matt Parker & Friends, Mock The Week regular Maisie Adam, Yuriko Kotani, and Comedy Club 4 Kids.
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.
Weekend tickets (no camping)
Adult Weekend Ticket: 18+ - from £178.00 (plus booking fee)
Teen Weekend Ticket: 13 to 17 - from £109.00 (plus booking fee)
Child Weekend Ticket: 12 and under - from £45.00 (plus booking fee)
Adult Camping Ticket: 18+ - from £199.00 (plus booking fee)
Teen Camping Ticket: 13 to 17 - from £122.00 (plus booking fee)
Child Camping Ticket: 12 and under - from £49.50 (plus booking fee)
Camping Tickets includes access to the campsite and your festival admission ticket on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
All tickets subject to a booking fee.
On putting it all together, host Alex James said: “We’ve been busy building on last summer’s sold out festival and our strongest line up yet will bookend what promises to be an unforgettable summer of celebration. This is just the tip of the iceberg – best to book camping now to avoid disappointment. Roll on August Bank Holiday Weekend.”
The Big Feastival 2024 will take place from 23 to 25 August 2024 on Alex James’ farm near Kingham in the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
The Big Feastival takes place on Alex James’ Farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UP, just a few minutes walk from Kingham Station. Kingham is a village in the Cotswolds about 4 miles southwest of Chipping Norton and about 1 hour and 20 minutes by train from London Paddington.