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Big Feastival Announces Unmissable Line-Up for 2023

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Big Feastival, proudly presented by M&S Food, returns to the Cotswolds this summer from 25 – 27 August with a sensational line-up.

Now in its twelfth year the bank holiday extravaganza, hosted at Alex James’ farm, is renowned for delivering the perfect combination of amazing live music, critically acclaimed chefs, award-winning food and an unparalleled programme of family entertainment. Host Alex James said: I can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the farm for our 2023 edition. Big Feastival gets bigger and better every year, it’s the perfect way to spend your August bank holiday weekend with family or friends. With even more fantastic acts and entertainment to be announced in the coming weeks, this is shaping up to be our best line-up yet. Big Feastival 2023 features an epic line-up of headline artists. Kicking off the festivities on Friday night is Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid, Feastival’s youngest ever headliner! Her Big Feastival debut will be packed with hits such as “Mirror”, “Don’t Feel Like Crying” and “Head On Fire”. Tom Grennan will headline on Saturday night, and is sure to give an electrifying set with an anthemic catalogue of hit singles including “Little Bit of Love”, “Something In The Water” and “Let’s Go Home Together”. Bringing the festival to a close on Sunday night are UK indie-rock icons Blossoms. With three Number One albums already under their belt, the Manchester band have firmly established themselves as superstars on the UK music scene. Also joining the line-up are stalwarts of British indie-rock, The Vaccines. Legendary pop sensation Rick Astley shot to fame in 1987 with his smash hit single “Never Gonna Give You Up”. He will also take to the main stage this year. Global pop icon and multi award winning singer Melanie C is set to grace the stage with her nostalgic anthems from her Spice Girls era to her hugely successful solo career. Guaranteed to get everybody dancing is the multi-platinum selling DJ Example, who’ll bring his pulsating live set to the farm with songs such as “Changed The Way You Kiss Me” and “Stay Awake”. Big Feastival is also very excited to welcome DJ sets from two electronic superstars. Hot Chip, one of the UK’s most influential synth-pop acts will bring their visual DJ set to the farm, alongside one of the world’s greatest dance acts, Faithless’ Sister Bliss who’ll send the crowds crazy with tunes such as “Insomnia”. Elsewhere the iconic voice of London’s Freya Ridings is set to grace the stage along with dance electronic pop singer Katy B, as well as multi-instrumentalist band New Hope Club. South African pop singer Baby Queen and singer-songwriter Alice Merton. Festival favourites, the risqué musical comedy troupe The Cuban Brothers also join the line-up. Big Feastival have also announced the first round of headline culinary stars. Asma Khan, the Indian-born British chef who is famed for her refined Indian dishes will be making her Feastival debut at the farm. She was the first British Chef to star in Netflix’s award-winning Chef’s Table and owns the world famous Darjeeling Express restaurant. Renowned, two-Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw, hailed as one of Britain’s finest fish cooks, will be taking to the Big Feastival stage and bringing with him his signature Cornish seafood. TV favourite Anna Haughwill bring her delicious Irish cuisine and personality that’s won over audiences on Masterchef: The Professionals, Hell’s Kitchen and Ready Steady Cook. Best-selling author and gluten-free food writer Becky Excell will showcase her Gluten-free bakes. Big Zuu, the genius behind BAFTA-winning Big Zuu’s Big Eats will make his Big Feastival debut, sharing the secrets behind his hugely popular cookery programmes whilst international Emmy-nominated Ching He Huang MBE returns to demonstrate her plant-based Asian cuisine. Lizzie Acker, the much-loved Great British Bake Off contestant, known for her colourful bakes will also be cooking on the farm. Great British Menu finalist Lisa Goodwin-Allen will share the skills that have led to her earning a prestigious Michelin star. Comedian-turned-chef George Egg aka the ‘Snack Hacker’ and award-winning Cornish chef James Strawbridge also join the line-up. Julius Roberts will share the secrets of how to thrive in a self-sufficient life by growing your own ingredients. Indian chef Maunika Gowardhan is set to serve up authentic flavours of the East with Western influences. Social media sensation Max La Manna will show audiences how simplicity can be best with his few-ingredient, low-waste approach to cooking. Inspired by Chinese cookery, Pippy Eats will bring her talents to the farm, giving any noodle fans the top tips for the perfect dish. Gordon Ramsay alumni Seema Pankhania also joins the line-up. Big Feastival will also welcome world-class street food across the site with mouth-watering offerings for all, including industry-leading vegan vendors. Table Sessions will provide interactive hands-on workshop experiences, giving festival-goers the chance to meet the chefs up close and personal, whilst a plethora of culinary activities are also available throughout the farm including cook schools, demos and workshops. Renowned for its incredible family entertainment offerings, Big Feastival will keep even the littlest of festival-goers entertained throughout the weekend. This year, family fun comes in the form of festival-favourite Children’s TV Megastar Justin Fletcher and BBC’s YolanDa’s Band Jam, who’s sure to get the whole family partying and boogying on the farm. The festival will welcome activities from some of the country's most–loved animated characters including Cocomelon’s JJ, Paw Patrol’s Chase and PJ Masks’ Catboy set to entertain the whole family. Adam Henson will bring the farmyard from his Cotswold Farm Park, giving kids the opportunity to meet their favourite furry animals up close. M&S Food is delighted to once again be Headline Sponsor of Big Feastival 2023, with several dedicated activities and areas for all the family. Pay a visit to the M&S Food Cookery School, showcasing the freshest, quality ingredients sourced from M&S Select Farms. A festival family highlight, the M&S Little Cooks Kitchen & Allotment, and Meet the Producers, will provide an amazing opportunity for children to learn about food and get hands on with some cooking too. Not forgetting the M&S Early Risers Café to get your morning fix of hot drinks, bacon baps and more before you set off for the day.

Alex James’ legendary Cheese Hub will see stellar DJ sets from some of the nation’s best acts, including secret sets throughout the weekend whilst the Silent Disco will see guests dance the night away. For the first time ever, Big Feastival is opening its campsite a day earlier. Guests will now have the option to arrive in the evening of Thursday (24th) from 4pm, offering a chance to set up camp early, ready for action on Friday morning. These early access passes are extremely limited. Further entertainment will be announced soon. For full information on the programme and to purchase tickets, visit:

www.thebigfeastival.com

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