39. The Big Feastival, Kingham

Alex James (left) and Jamie Oliver, the men behind The Big Feastival, with just a few of their fans in the background.The Big Feastival is very much a family festival with plenty for the children to do as well.
For the past few years, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and rock star Alex James have joined forces to present The Big Feastival, a weekend celebration of music, food and fun for all the family in the Cotswolds.

Alex James, the Blur guitarist-turned-Cotswold-cheesemaker, has opened up his farm near Kingham for the late summer extravaganza.

The Big Feastival is a unique celebration of food and music with demos from top chefs, local produce stalls and pop-up restaurants.

The 2014 festival was heralded the best yet, following performances from the likes of DJ Fatboy Slim, who rocked the main stage, and jazz-pop legend Jamie Cullum.

The Big Feastival is very much a family festival and the children were regally entertained by CBeebies stars Justin Fletcher and Ben Faulks, aka Mr Bloom.

There was also a rural flavour as Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park gave children the chance to meet some of their favourite furry and feathered friends.

Alex James said: “The Big Feastival gets bigger and better every year. It’s one hell of a party!”

Jamie Oliver, who gave cooking demos in the AEG Big Kitchen, described The Big Feastival as “three full days of great music, delicious food and good times".

The Big Feastival was nominated at the 2014 UK Festival Awards in three categories: Best Medium-Sized Festival; Best Family Festival; and Best Toilets.

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The 2015 Big Feastival takes place at Alex James' farm near Kingham from Friday, August 28, to Sunday, August 30.
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