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For unbelievable music and world-class food, The Big Festival is one of the best reasons to visit the Cotswolds this summer.

Thousands of food and music fans flock to Alex James’ farm each year to get involved with The Big Feastival.

The organisers promise a weekend of good music, good food and good times.

So get out, dance with the family, tuck into mouth-watering food and enjoy the atmosphere at The Big Feastival.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about The Big Feastival…

When is Big Feastival 2022?


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This year, The Big Feastival takes place from Friday 26th August – Sunday 28th August.

On Friday, the campsites and car parks open at 8 am. That gives you plenty of time to get your weekend home prepared for the festival arena to open at 11 am.

While the music and food are on at the festival from Friday to Sunday, campers have until 11 am on Monday 29th August to pack up and start their journey home.

Look for tickets to Big Feastival here.

Where does The Big Feastival take place?


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The Big Festival 2022 takes place at Alex James’ farm near Kingham.

That is in the northern half of the Cotswolds and near Stow-on-the-Wold and Daylesford.

But the Cotswolds isn’t somewhere you should only visit during a music festival.

There are many things to do in the Cotswolds with your friends and family all year round.



Who Started The Big Feastival?


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In 2011, Jamie Oliver (famousTV Chef) and Alex James (bassist from Blur) started The Big Feastival.

It is a combination of family-friendly music and delicious food.

Since 2013, Taste Festivals has organised The Big Feastival. The same organisers of the Taste of Amsterdam and Taste of London festival.

The Big Feastival 2022 Lineup

Spanning over three days, the Feastival is home to some of the best musical artists and culinary teams worldwide.

Check out some of The Big Feastival lineups below:

Music at Feastival


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For 2022, The Big Feastival will host music from The Human League, Anne Marie, Stereophonics and the Sugababes.

But that isn’t all. The festival is jam-packed and full of musical performances from 12 pm to 12:30 am.

And, for those of us that don’t want the party to stop, you can see DJ sets from the likes of Basement Jaxx and Marcus Gaskell.

Check out the full music lineup here.

Food at Big Feastival


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The festival is a great way to see some of the world’s best chefs.

You can head to one of the table sessions to ask your favourite chefs a question or see a collection of demonstrations on the Big kitchen stage.

If you want to hone your own skills, the M&S cookery school is a great place to learn more.

Some chefs you can see over the weekend include Ranveet Gill, James Cochran, Benjamina Ebuehi and DJ BBQ.

See the full chef lineup here.

Family-Friendly Feastival


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The Big Feastival is perfect for a family-friendly weekend.

Not only do they provide a lineup for adults, but there is also a great selection of activities to keep the kids entertained.

At the Feastival, you can see live shows from Aardman Animations, Andy & The Odd Socks, Justin Fletcher and the Farm Yard Circus.

Or, if you want to get involved in the entertainment, try and win some tickets for next year’s festival at Big Feastival’s Got Talent.

Click here to see the Family Fun Line-Up.

Accessibility at the Festival

Stewards at Big Feastival

Over the years, The Big Feastival has improved accessibility for its visitors.

They aim to make the festival open to as many people as possible and will go above and beyond to make your visit unforgettable.

Here are some of the features for accessible users at The Big Feastival.

Personal Assistants

Free tickets will be available for a personal assistant to accompany any standard adult ticket holders that need additional assistance.

You may need to provide the relevant documentation to support your request for an additional complimentary ticket.

To find out more about accessible tickets, please email to find out more.

Accessible Facilities


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Throughout the festival, there are accessible toilets, showers and water stations. There is also an accessible campsite that has a charging point.

As you head into the main festival arena, you can find a raised viewing area to watch all your favourite artists and chefs.

If you have any questions or concerns at the Feastival, please speak to one of the stewards on duty.

Assistance Dogs

Official assistance dogs are allowed into the festival. However, they must be recognised by the Assistance Dogs UK organisation.

If you need to bring an assistance dog, email the enquiries team before the event.

Hearing Loops

The Big Feastival 2022 aims to promote the festival to as many people as possible.

That is why the main stages at the festival will have accessible hearing loops to enhance your experience.

Is The Big Feastival Family Friendly?


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The organisers at Big Feastival pride themselves on providing a family-friendly festival that caters for all ages.

On your visit, the event has a variety of family-friendly amenities that can make your stay easier.

Some of the family-friendly amenities include:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s food portions
  • Family entertainment
  • Ear defenders available from the merchandise shop
  • Family meeting point in the main arena

Plus, if you feel a little tired or need somewhere to relax, The Little Top is full of beanbags to sit back and rest your legs.

Accommodation for the Feastival

Manor Farm Close Cottage

There are so many options when it comes to accommodation at The Big Festival.

While camping gives you the festival experience 24 hours a day, it isn’t for everyone.

Why not escape the noisy festival nightlife with a weekend stay in one of these Kingham cottages?

They are perfect if you are visiting with your family. It gives you a private space where you can wash, relax and eat away from the festival.

Inside Manor Farm Close Cottage

Big Feastival Charity Partners

Charity Partners of Big Feastival

Each year, the festival teams up with a few charity partners to help support much-needed organisations.

This year’s charity partners are:

The Flying Seagull Project

Taking Part in the Flying Seagull Project

The Flying Seagull Project is an organisation that works with disadvantaged children and young people across Europe and the Middle East.

The team offers workshops, music, dance lessons and circus shows.

You can read more about the inspiring work The Flying Seagull Project do on their website.


Grow Charity Partners

GROW is an organisation that works with communities to promote sustainable food and outdoor learning.

They support children and young people in learning new skills and the confidence to make positive choices that impact the world around them.

Find out about GROW here.

The Big Feastival 2022 is a weekend of good music, good food, and good fun for the whole family.

Whether you are travelling with adults or children, there are hundreds of events for you to get involved with. 

Book a cottage in Kingham to make your stay a little more comfortable. 

Get out, enjoy the good times and create memories at this year’s Big Feastival.