1. What’s the Big Feastival all about?
The Big Feastival is a summer festival combining top-class food with live music from your favourite bands on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham. This is a festival with a heart, where funds are raised for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (charity no. 1094536) which focuses on teaching essential food skills to help people make better food choices for a healthier life.
2. When and where?
Friday 26th August, Saturday 27th August and Sunday 28th August 2016 on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham, The Cotswolds, OX7 6UJ.
3. How do I get there?
Where: Alex James’ farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7.
By Car: Please see our Farm Location page.
By Rail: The closest railway station is Kingham, which is just a 3min walk to the festival site. From London Paddington it is approximately 90 mins to Kingham, with regular trains also running to and from Oxford, Reading, Worcester and Hereford.
Parking: There is FREE parking on fields next to the festival site. Parking spaces must be applied for at the time of booking.
Taxis: There will be a pick up & drop point for taxis.
Coach: There will be a bus service from the festival to Oxford via Chipping Norton each evening. The bus will leave the festival site at 23:30 on Friday and Saturday and 22:30 on Sunday after the headline act finishes. Seats are available to pre-book when you book your festival tickets.
4. Is there overnight camping? What if I don’t want to camp?
Yes, there is full weekend camping and we will announce a range of ‘glamping’ bolt-on options. Campervan spaces are available but are limited in number. Camping is great fun but if it’s not your thing, there are also a number of lovely hotels, B&B’s and farmhouses nearby, and public buses and taxis to get you to and from site. Click here for local hotels and B&B’s.
5. Can I bring a picnic?
Campers are welcome to bring food and drink to the Campsite. A wide selection of food and drink will be available for purchase in the Main Arena, where festival-goers will not be permitted to bring their own items for consumption.
6. Can I book a seat in The Big Kitchen?
The UK’s top chefs will be cooking up a storm in The Big Kitchen and it’s going to be popular. To be as fair as possible, seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so you won’t be able to book a place beforehand. We recommend planning your day in advance and getting to your chosen sessions early to get a good spot!
7. Can I bring my dog?
As much as we love dogs, things would get a little chaotic if every man and his dog came along. So we’ve decided the men (and women and children) can come but the dogs must stay at home. Guide and assistance dogs are, of course, welcome.
8. Where does the money go?
A proportion of profits from The Big Feastival will go to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (charity no. 1094536). The Charity teaches essential food skills to help people make better food choices for a healthier life and runs a number of successful programmes helping young people overcome disadvantages to create better futures for themselves working in the food industry.
9. Is this a child-friendly festival?
The Big Feastival is for everyone, big and small. There’ll be plenty of hands-on activities for both big and little ones, with baby-changing facilities provided by Up All Hours situated next to the organiser office for new mums and dads.
Re-entry to the Event is not permitted, with the exception of parents/guardians accompanying children under the age of 16. After spending the day with the family at The Big Feastival, you can drop the kids home with the babysitter and come back to party!
Single use re-entry passes will only be issued on site to parents/guardians who are in possession of either an adult ticket or a child ticket and this pass allows for re-entry to the event with or without your child. The reason for this exception is because The Big Feastival is a family-friendly event and we want to be flexible to the needs of parents/guardians. Adults not accompanying children to the event will not be allowed re-entry.
10. Is the site wheelchair-accessible?
The site is generally suitable for wheelchairs. Please be aware that The Big Feastival is an outdoor event in fields that could pose problems for mobility (particularly in wet weather). Click here for more information.
11. Will there be food for vegetarians/vegans?
There will be a wide variety of food available and we aim to cater for everyone. Check out the menu on our Street Food page to get an idea of Gluten-Free and Veggie options.
12. I have a nut/dairy/seafood allergy (i.e. serious allergy), can I still come to the Feastival?
Whilst participating restaurants at The Big Feastival will make every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause the most common allergic reactions, there is always a risk of cross-contamination and those with allergies should be mindful of this. Please check with food traders before eating and they will be able to advise.
13. Are there cash points on-site?
Yes there are. There will be a group of cash machines within the festival site so you will not need to bring large quantities of cash with you for the weekend.
14. Will there be shower facilities in the Campsite?
Yes, there is a shower area in the main family Campsite which all campers are able to use.