25 August 2023 to 27 August 2023
About The Big Feastival 2023
The Big Feastival 2023 will be back from 25 to 27 August 2023, 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 2023 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 2023 are now on sale! Browse the festival information below to get a sense of what to expect.
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.
Last year, The Big Feastival kicked-off on Friday with British New Wave band The Human League, who achieved huge popularity in the 1980s. On Saturday night, the festival welcomed Anne-Marie, whose worldwide appeal is nothing short of monumental. And Sunday night saw an anthemic close with UK rock royalty Stereophonics – the Welsh BRIT award-winning rockers with a back catalogue like no other.
Also on the stage were Jake Bugg, Jax Jones, Gabrielle, Sam Ryder, Lola Young, Alfie Templeman, House Gospel Choir, The Futureheads, Thomas Headon, and much more!
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.
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 2022 lineup of culinary gurus putting the ‘feast’ in Feastival included Clare Smyth (the first British woman to be awarded three Michelin stars), Tom Barnes (Executive Chef of Simon Rogan Restaurants in the North West), Thomasina Miers (cook, food writer and television presenter), and Ching-He Huang (International Emmy nominated, Award-winning TV chef and cookery author), amongst others.
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 NEFF 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.
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 set up camp at last 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 offered a fun-filled festival experience for all ages on Saturday.
There was a performance of Riki Cycle’s original show, including puppetry, music and movement in the Big Top Tent. The family line-up also included the stars of CBeebies, Andy and the Odd Socks, and Jitterbug Circus, who performed and ran 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.
Camping and weekend tickets for Big Feastival 2023 are now on sale!
Camping Tickets includes access to the campsite and your festival admission ticket on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend Tickets include admission and live entertainment across the music, food and family stages. Please note that weekend tickets do not include accommodation.
All tickets subject to a booking fee
The 2022 line-up poster
Putting it all together
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 2023 will take place from 25 to 27 August 2023 on Alex James’ farm in the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds.