More top chef names have been added to The Big Feastival 2015, the ultimate music, food and family festival of the summer, which returns for its fourth year on Alex James’ farm from 28-30 August.
The new batch of culinary talent that will be giving un-missable cooking demonstrations on The AEG Big Kitchen include restaurateur Mark Hix with fish maestro Mitch Tonks, food fashionista Gizzi Erskine, , as well as The Fabulous Baker Brothers Tom & Henry Herbert. They will join previously announced chefs Raymond Blanc, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Nathan Outlaw, James Lowe, Monica Galetti, and Richard Burr.
Honestly Healthy’s Natasha Corrett will be making her Big Feastival debut in the brand new Healthy Living Zone dedicated to healthy eating and wellbeing. She joins Deliciously Ella, Livia’s Kitchen (Olivia Wallenberg), Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley who will all be participating in a specially curated programme of events.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube will also make a welcome return to the festival, bringing incredible new foodie talent including former Fifteen Apprentice Anna Jones, John Quilter aka the Food Busker and Ireland’s favourite foodie twins, The Happy Pear. They join previously announced Food Tube family member and Jamie Oliver mentor Gennaro Contaldo.
With exclusive pop up dining experiences still to be announced, the food and drink programme is set to expand even further over the coming weeks.
The Big Feastival also boasts an enviable line-up of children’s entertainment and recently added CBeebies Superstar Justin Fletcher to the Saturday bill. Mini festival-goers will also be treated to a visit from Peppa Pig who will be making a very special appearance on Sunday. The festival is also delighted to announce everyone’s favourite pirates, Swashbuckle’s Cook and Line, are all set to make their Big Feastival debut on Friday.
This year’s Big Top is brought to you by Mini Nom Nom’s, a new world-food inspired brand for kids. The Big Top will take little visitors on a big voyage of discovery, with yoga moves, storytelling, jam sessions and dance lessons inspired by travels around the world. Tatty Bumpkin will start each day the right way with yoga classes for mums, dads and little ones. Mampara Dance and Betty Bloom will be on hand to teach everyone some new moves, from Bhangra to Bollywood, Cheerleading to Salsa. Meanwhile, Calypso Kids will be bringing buckets of fun to entertain The Big Feastival's youngest festival-goers with percussion workshops taking them on a musical trip around the globe.
Other food and family-friendly highlights across the festival include Street Food Alley, The Producers Markets, The Table Sessions, AEG Cooking Club, Weber Grill Academy On Tour, Healthy Living Zone, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Little Dudes’ Den, The Village Green and our very own Vintage Fairground. Further foodie fun and games will be announced soon!
Published on 23 April 2015 by Ben Robinson