The Big Feastival, proudly presented by M&S Food, today announces brand-new additions to its incredible line-up of music, food and family entertainment, as the Cotswolds’ festival returns bigger than ever for its 10th anniversary this summer. Taking place from 27 – 29 August 2021, the Bank Holiday Weekend extravaganza is pulling out all the stops with an unrivalled programme of music, family fun, world class chefs and award-winning street food. Weekend tickets are already sold out and camping passes are going fast. To make sure to be part of the Feastival fun, get day tickets now at www.thebigfeastival.com
Joining Sigala, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Rag’n’Bone Man, Zara Larsson, Ella Eyre, All Saints and more on this year’s line-up is singer-songwriter Tom Grennan. Fresh from topping the Official Album Charts with his second record Evering Road last month and the release of charming and cheeky track “Let’s Go Home Together” with Ella Henderson, Tom will have everyone singing along to hits like “Found What I’ve Been Looking For” and Top 10 single “Little Bit of Love”. Also returning to The Big Feastival is multi platinum-selling artists Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who is bringing her hugely popular Kitchen Disco to the farm. Sophie is set to get the party started on the Friday and is sure to get everyone up on their feet and dancing along to her disco anthems.
One of the UK’s most exciting new artists, singer-songwriter Maisie Peters, will make her Feastival debut on the Sunday bringing along her dreamy and enchanting pop tunes which have amassed more than a quarter of a billion global streams so far. Also joining the Sunday line-up are multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Emily Burns, as well as a very special performance by The Alex James Orchestra, a Feastival exclusive, while bright, melodic pop band Kawala is joining the line-up on the Saturday.
The Big Feastival has also announced more chefs that will join the food line-up with their awe-inspiring masterclasses on the culinary stages. After the success of their weekly lockdown mini-series, musician Professor Green and chef Gizzi Erksine are bringing Giz ‘n’ Greens to the Feastival stage. The duo inspired millions over the last year with their ‘Monday Night Fakeaways’ series, leading to their own pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch. Television favourite and acclaimed chef Matt Tebbutt, well known for presenting the likes of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and Channel 4’s Unwrapped, joins the line-up, while Gizzi Erksine will also return to Feastival for a solo outing, bringing her wealth of ability and experience from countless books and programmes that shot her to British chef stardom.
James Knappett will make his Big Feastival debut this summer showcasing the technique and ability that have earned him two Michelin stars. Romy Gill MBE returns this year, a true culinary icon, she was the first ever female Indian chef and restaurant owner in the UK and was appointed an MBE in 2016, while award-winning and best-selling author Steven Lamb completes the latest chef additions.
M&S Food is delighted to be Headline Sponsor of The Big Feastival 2021, with several dedicated activities and areas for all the family to participate in across the weekend. First up, pay a visit to the Cook With M&S Food cookery school, showcasing the freshest, quality ingredients sourced from hand-picked M&S Select Farms and brought to life on a plate by M&S celeb Chef Chris Baber and our team of developers. The Cook With M&S Food tent is the perfect place to learn all about the delicious ingredients that make M&S Food so special and how to make the best of them in your own kitchen at home. Festival goers will leave the tent full of know-how and a belly full of excellent grub too.
A festival family highlight, the M&S Little Cooks Kitchen & Allotment will provide an amazing opportunity for children to learn about food and get hands on with some cooking too. A truly interactive class that includes a tour of The Allotment, where the Little Cooks will discover how M&S source and grow its freshest produce, as well as being able to pick their own ingredients to transform into a delicious dish back in the kitchen.
M&S will be hosting a Meet the Producers Farm Shop, where visitors can have direct access to Select Farm growers and producers from across the UK, learning more about the farming fundamentals of M&S Food, and also getting a chance to take some tasty treats away with them too. Not forgetting the M&S Early Risers Café to get your morning fix of hot drinks, bacon baps, smoothies, WiFi top ups and more before you set off for the day. Grown-ups will also have the perfect place to pause and soak up the atmosphere at the M&S Wine Bar too. Serving the best and most exciting new wines from the M&S range.
Mouths will be watering on site with the vast array of Britain’s best street food vendors available at this year’s event. Street food additions include award-winning Greek champions Souvlaki Street, vegan delights Buddha Bowl, Caribbean wonders Only Jerkin’, flavour architects Burger and Beyond and new to this year, South West natives Babek offering premium kebabs and cocktails.
Dedicated to festival fun for the whole family, The Big Feastival will ensure kids are entertained from start to finish. Little festival-goers will be able to meet some of their favourite characters in the Little Dudes Den, including underwater adventure super heroes The Octonauts: Captain Barnacles & Kwazii Cat, as well as much-loved, big friendly dog Hey Duggee. Also joining the massive line-up and offerings of family entertainment are The Royal Albert Hall presents Albert’s Band, Silent Disco, the Little Explorers Club, and much more.
For full information on the music, food and family programmes and to purchase tickets, visit: www.thebigfeastival.com