Are you both a foodie and a music junkie? Time to head to London, then. The Big Feastival - on September 1st and 2nd in the UK - organised by chef superstar Jamie Oliver - has Alex James (Blur's bassist) as a guest/host and many, many others you don't want to miss.
Two days of great food and great music in London, what more could you want?
Enjoy music, top chefs’ demos (in The Big Kitchen), and help yourself at The Menu, which brings together pop-ups from top restaurants and UK local food suppliers.
The appointment is for September 1st and 2nd at Alex James’ farm near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ. Everyone's invited: kids are welcome, too, and will be kept busy with many activities: the Little Dudes Den will house the best in children’s entertainment like Magic shows, fantastical storytelling, a Vintage Fun Fair, face painting, puppet-making and potting parties.
The other guests? TV chef Valentine Warner, BBC’s “Two Greedy Italians” Gennaro Contaldo and executive chef of the festival’s local pub and quintessential Cotswold inn, Emily Watkins of The Kingham Plough. Also Theo Randall, Simon Rogan and French bistro extraordinaire Bruno Loubet. Together with top chefs there will be also local food suppliers Tea Vintage, Stainswick Farm and Well Hung Meat. And many more to join.
Alex James has described the bands featured in the Festival as a summary of "what's going on now and a blast from the past". Among many, Sharleen Spiteri, Texas; Guillemots, Shingai Shoniwa and Noisettes, Sister Sledge and Producers.
As Jamie says: “When you get great food, great music and the kids are kept busy, beautiful things definitely happen.”
Feel free to join for only some of the performances but if you don't want to leave the party and want to hang out for a full 48 hours, there are also camping tickets that allow you to set up camp for a whole weekend of festival fun! Get the tickets here and remember that entrance for kids is free!
Written by: Elisa della Barba