Here at BF HQ we are getting super excited for Big Feastival later this month 🌈 To help you also get excited, we want to give you the inside scoop on our top tips for navigating the farm each day. To start with, check out our Friday Guide below, and keep an eye out for Saturday and Sunday guides to follow.
There’s so much going on that we can’t include everything, but consider these guides your topline starting points 🎉
For music on the farm we have:
The Main Stage, which hosts our bigger well known artists including your headliners
The Bandstand presented by heycar, our smallest quirkiest stage
Alex James’ Cheese Hub, the ultimate destination for dancing to awesome DJs
BBC Music Introducing stage, where you can listen to new and upcoming music
Sundown Saloon, NEW for 2023, hosting Country Music genre
Don’t miss Andy & the Odd Socks on the Main Stage 12.15pm. An absolute favourite for the kids (and everyone)!
Make time to head over to BBC Music Introducing to listen to new and upcoming artists performing. On Friday there will be Joseph Morris, 1pm, Erin Snape 2pm, Gaby Kettle 3pm and lots more.
Head over to The Bandstand presented by heycar at 4.30pm to catch Swing Patrol and get those feet moving if you’d like to have a go.
Don’t miss Hackney Hoedown at the Sundown Saloon stage at 5pm, to enjoy a great performance and visit our new area The Smokery.
Head back to The Main Stage for groovy dance legends House Gospel Choir 6pm, pop-icons Sugababes 8.45pm, and pop-synth legends, your Friday night headliner, The Human League, 10pm.
Close the evening with The Cheese Hub After Party, starting at 23.15.
For family entertainment, the opportunities for fun really are endless. Here’s some of our Friday highlights, picked by the BF team.
Head to The Big Top to watch a fantastic performance from Where The Lost Socks Go, 11.15am or 15.45pm. Afterwards take a walk to Hidden Hollow, our new area designed to help little ones connect with nature. We suggest diving straight in to Lizzie’s Way, a magical outdoor play space crafted in the woodland for our mini-Feastival goers to play, explore and have fun.
Later in the day head over to Crafty Corner. Another new area for 2023, designed to inspire creativity for all ages. We suggest visiting the Silly Science Workshops, or helping Aardman Animations build a festival site. Also in this area are our Charity Partners GROW, who will be running Natural Environment Workshops to help us all learn more about sustainability, growing our own food and much more.
At Big Feastival we take food seriously, and if you are only on the farm for one day your decisions are going to be tough. However, one day is enough to get a good ol’ taster of what’s on offer, but we warn you… you may leave hungry for more!
Get straight into it and start the day right with a brunch combo of dreams with Freedom and Oh MyDog! Serving Breakfast Baps and Beers, what better way to kick of the feasting? Tickets are available here.
After brunch head over to the M&S Cookery School and put your name down for a cooking class. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a new recipe and test out your skills with Chris Baber as your tutor.
Head over to The NEFF Big Kitchen to watch cooking demonstrations throughout the day. For Friday our top recommendations are Robin Gill at 2pm, and Romy Gill at 4pm. Both of these demonstrations will have BSL interpretations present.
Don’t miss the awesome BBQ offerings at The Smokery. Top of the list has to be all Vegan BBQ by Gnarbecue.
To get those nutrients in, head over to Wholefood Heaven, or Chocofruit (if you prefer some chocolate with your fruit intake!).
Lastly, the no.1 spot of the festival has to be the top of the M&S Bar. Elevated onto two levels, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing drink with ideal views of The Main Stage.