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|Country and Region||United Kingdom — England|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||London, England UK|
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The Big Feastival is a sensational three day event on the festival calendar combining mouth-watering food from some of the country’s top chefs with a top drawer selection of the finest live music acts around. The Big Feastival takes place in Oxfordshire, and brings the best things in life — friends, families, great food and drink and amazing live music — together in one place over one fantastic weekend. The Big Feastival has a stellar music line up from the hottest pop stars around to some of the most loved bands of the last 20 years entertaining the masses all weekend long.
The Big Feastival is a festival with a heart, raising funds for The Prince’s Trust and The Jamie Oliver Foundation to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people. Proving food is the new rock ‘n’ roll The Big Feastival combines London’s finest gourmet experience with the look of an urban village fete and a music festival vibe, creating an extra special big day out for the entire family with food included in the ticket price and best of all kids can go free.
|Festival Dates||August 31 - September 1, 2013|
With what will be an unrivalled selection of delicious food on offer, The Big Feastival has a committee of top chefs - who have come together to celebrate all that is good about food in a rock ‘n’ roll environment. Committee members include one of the UK’s finest Italian Chefs and Michelin Star recipient Giorgio Locatelli, former Masterchef winner and Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers, The Providores and Tapa Room and Kopapa co-owner Peter Gordon, owner of Milk & Honey, the original secretive speakeasy in Soho, Jonathan Downey and founder of Fifteen Jamie Oliver. Other restaurants supplying sublime sustenance across the weekend will include Benares, Redhook, Vinoteca, Cafe Spice Namaste, Canteen, Barbacoa and Giant Robot who will present the VIP bar, with lots more restaurants still to be announced.
Jamie Oliver commented: “The Big Feastival is something unique that we’ve wanted to try for a while. A really good festival for everyone with great music AND great food, all for charity. You can buy a music ticket to see the bands, and just enjoy all the extra free entertainment too. But the really great deal is the music and food standard ticket, with five meals from any of our fantastic restaurants included too - and I don’t just mean little mouthfuls, I mean good portions. Kids under 12 go free as well and there’s loads to entertain them like a funfair and brilliant kitchen garden.”
Charlatans Lead Singer Tim Burgess Said: ‘You can’t really argue with Shakespeare and he said that music is the food of love, so there’s always been a link between the two. Festivals were often known for their dodgy burger vans and some gigs were a bit ‘chicken in a basket’, so it’s good to redress the balance and have great bands and fantastic food in the same place.’
Commenting on his involvement with Big Feastival Norman Jay (MBE) said: ‘I’m really honoured to be involved with such a prestigious and worthy event for The Princes Trust and Jamie Oliver Foundation, Good food….. Good music……Good Times!!’