The Big Feastival
OK it's a pretty bad name for a festival, but the music choices are pretty sussed and there are some culinary 'A' list guests too. All on Alex James’s Cotswolds farm over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Big Feastival is now well-established after a few bumps along the way and it’s a happy, positive event, part of the annual Cotswolds calendar.
2018 line up included Craig David, Paloma Faith and Clean Bandit, Professor Green, The Undertones and the surreal sight of the SugarHill Gang tearing it up in the Oxfordshire countryside.
Jamie Oliver curates the foodie element and chef's such as Marco Pierre White, Pierre Koffman and Raymond Blanc appeared. Let’s hope they did their old stuff.
The festival is traditionally excellent for children. 'A' list performers such as Peppa Pig, Justin Fletcher, Andy and the Odd Socks, and Dick and Dom.
OK, so there may well be edgier festivals (local petrolhead Clarkson has been spotted here, for example) but everyone seems to have a good time and this one certainly pulls in crowd-pleasing headliners. Attractions include a funfair, lifestyle village (eh?) and a partnership with the lovely Adam Henson’s Farm Park, include a TouchBarn, demonstrations and farming education.
Cotswolds Finest Hotels Nearby
Lords of the Manor, Manor House Moreton in Marsh