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Big Feastival announces even more music, chefs and family entertainment

Big Feastival, the ultimate celebration of music, food, and family fun, is thrilled to announce further additions to the line-up for this year’s event. The entertainment announced today includes Saturday headline act Ministry of Sound ClassicalJax JonesJohnny Marr, Circa Waves and Nell Mescal. Special guest chefs Raymond Blanc and Andi & Miquita Oliver lead the chef line up. Plus, podcast stars James & Clair BuckleyThe Scummy Mummies, comedians Rhys James and Zoe Lyons and a huge range of family entertainment. Camping, Weekend and Day Tickets are on sale now at 
Now in its 13th year, the bank holiday spectacle hosted at Blur bassist Alex James’ farm, Big Feastival is renowned for delivering the perfect combination of incredible live music, acclaimed chefs, and award-winning food as well as an unparalleled programme of family entertainment.
Ministry of Sound Classical joins the music line-up, bringing the greatest dance compilation of all-time to headline the Main Stage on Saturday night with a 30 piece orchestra and guest vocalists.  Festival goers will enjoy dance classics re-orchestrated and set to a thrilling laser light production on the farm. The setlist will include iconic tracks from The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Faithless and more.
Joining the already stellar line-up is Johnny Marr, the legendary guitarist and songwriter, who needs no introduction.  As a founding member of The Smiths, Marr’s innovative guitar work helped define the sound of 1980s indie rock. Also on the bill, English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter and DJ, Jax Jones, will bring his uplifting house tracks to the Cotswolds while Circa Waves, known for their anthemic indie-rock sound,  guarantee a high-energy performance. 
Adding to the excitement are a host of new acts and ‘ones to watch’ including 86TVS, a supergroup comprised of former members of The Maccabees, Felix and Hugo White, and their brother Will – with the addition of Jamie Morrison, known for his drumming with the Noisettes and Stereophonics. The captivating tunes of Nell Mescal, whose unique blend of folk, pop, and indie influences promises to enchant festival-goers,  Welsh punk quintet, Panic Shack and Newcastle singer-songwriter Ernie complete the Main Stage line-up.
Headliners Becky Hill and Snow Patrol alongside Cat Burns, Cian Ducrot, Ella Henderson, Joel Corry, Natasha Bedingfield, Kate NashAsh and CMAT have already been announced.
In addition to the star-studded musical line-up, Big Feastival will also showcase the culinary talents of some of the world’s most renowned chefs. Prepare to be dazzled by the culinary wizardry of Raymond Blanc, whose innovative approach to French cuisine has earned him international acclaim and seen him hold a Michelin star for the past 40 years. He proudly heads up the local ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’Saison’ Oxfordshire  restaurant which is regarded as not only one of the best places to dine in the country, but one of the best places to dine in the world.
The dynamic duo of Andi & Miquita Oliver are also set to showcase their delectable food and drinks, to echo the entertainment shared during their popular podcast, Stirring It Up which features conversations about all things food, culture, and the human experience. From mouth-watering dishes to culinary demonstrations and interactive experiences, Big Feastival’s food line-up promises to be a feast for all.
The chef entertainment continues with Feastival-favourites DJ BBQ & Chris ‘Chops’ Taylor, ‘Bake Off: The Professional’ judge Cherish Finden, Michelin-trained chef and self-proclaimed Potato Queen Poppy O’Toole, social media recipe sensation Fitwaffle, snack-hacker George Egg, award-winning food writer and presenter Georgina Hayden, wine expert Hannah Crosbie, Cornish hero Jack Stein, plant-based and eco-conscious chef Max La Manna, recipe developer and food content creator Meliz Berg and cook and food writer Sophie Wyburd.
Big Feastival is also proud to present a diverse array of family entertainment and attractions to delight attendees of all ages. Children’s TV Megastar Justin Fletcher will return for his Feastival staple set. Channel 4’s smash hit show, Taskmaster will host its brand new educational club for kids, encouraging them to develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills. The BAFTA-winning Bluey & Bingo will be visiting the farm  along with Dinomania, the UK’s most interactive dinosaur show. There will also be special creative workshops and performances from the renowned theatre practitioners, Royal Shakespeare Company.
Side-splitting comedy sets from Mock The Week’s Rhys James, stand-up comedian and presenter Zoe Lyons, and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda will feature at The Exchange stage, alongside live editions of some of the nation’s best-loved podcasts throughout the weekend.  James & Clair Buckley will take audiences through the joys and challenges of navigating marriage In Sickness and In Health, showcasing why their podcast is frequently at the top of the streaming charts. The hilarious duo Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn , otherwise known as the award-winning podcasters, authors and comedy performers The Scummy Mummies, will also take to the stage  to share their candid insights into the world of motherhood.
Families are in for a treat with a plethora of activities including Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, giving kids the opportunity to meet their favourite furry animals up close, thrilling circus school workshops, enchanting theatre shows, and the ever-popular Family Raves. Let your imagination run wild at Silly Science exhibits or explore Lizzie’s Way Wild Play.
New for 2024 is the addition of Wild Woodland Spa, a space to unwind and relax during the festival. Guests can expect wood fired hot tubs, wooden panel steam saunas and cold plunge tanks.
Tickets for Big Feastival 2024 are on sale now. For full information on the programme so far and to purchase tickets, visit:

Big Feastival’s site is on Alex James’ Farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire, just a few minutes walk from Kingham Station. Kingham is a village in the Cotswolds about 4 miles southwest of Chipping Norton and from only 1 hour 20 mins from London Paddington.
CAMPING TICKETS                                            
Adult Camping Ticket: 18+                                 From £209.00 (+ booking fee)
Teen Camping Ticket: 13 – 17                             From £128.00 (+ booking fee)
Child Camping Ticket: 12 and under                  From £54.00 (+ booking fee)     
WEEKEND TICKETS (NO CAMPING)                               
Adult Weekend Ticket: 18+                                 From £178.00 (+ booking fee)   
Teen Weekend Ticket: 13 – 17                            From £106.00 (+ booking fee)
Child Weekend Ticket: 12 and under                  From £45.00 (+ booking fee)

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