The Essentials

GOOD MUSIC, GOOD FOOD AND GOOD TIMES!

WHAT’S THE BIG FEASTIVAL ALL ABOUT?

GOOD MUSIC, GOOD FOOD AND GOOD TIMES!

The Big Feastival is a family friendly festival, combining award winning street food, Michelin star chefs live on stage with live music from your favourite artists and bands. Not to mention an exciting programme of family entertainment all happening on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham! The Big Feastival really does have something for everyone.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August 2021 on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Where: Alex James’ farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ.

By Car: Find us on the map by using the postcode above. Please note: Closer to the farm, there will be yellow signs directing you into the festival site so please follow these rather than your GPS / SAT NAVS.

By Rail: The closest railway station is Kingham, which is just a 3min walk to the festival site, yes really! From London Paddington it is approximately 90 mins to Kingham, with regular trains also running to and from Oxford, Reading, Worcester and Hereford.

Taxis: There will be a pick up and drop point for taxis.

Local Coach Service: Single coach tickets from The Big Feastival site to Chipping Norton and Oxford train station will be available to pre-book and are subject to availability. Please check back soon to find out more about our coach service for The Big Feastival 2021.

IS THERE OVERNIGHT CAMPING? WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO CAMP?

Yes, there is full weekend camping, as well as guaranteed plot, pre-pitched tents and Boutique Camping available. 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.

CAN I CAMP FOR 1 NIGHT?

You are only able to purchase camping tickets for the full weekend, we do not have individual night camping tickets available. That said, how long you stay is up to you.

CAN WE HAVE A TENT OR AWNING NEXT TO OUR MOTORHOME?

Unfortunately, you cannot have a tent or awning next to a motorhome due to the space available and safety restrictions.

IS THERE A SPECIFIC FAMILY CAMPING FIELD?

All our campsites are child-friendly so there are no specific family camping areas. Please note that all camping spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless you book a guaranteed plot in advance. For more information on pre-bookable pitches, please click here.

IS THERE A SPECIFIC FAMILY CAMPING FIELD?

All our campsites are child-friendly so there are no specific family camping areas. Please note that all camping spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless you book a guaranteed plot in advance. For more information on pre-bookable pitches, please click here.

CAN I BRING A PICNIC?

Campers are welcome to bring food and drink to the campsites, although there will also be concessions here serving coffee and breakfasts each morning. 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 with the exception of baby food for the littlest ones.

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!

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.

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. On top of this, we have nappy changing facilities, quiet feeding areas and microwaves to warm up baby food or bottles as required.

WILL THERE BE FOOD FOR VEGETARIANS/VEGANS?

There will be a wide variety of food available and we aim to cater for everyone. Sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page as we release The Big Menu in advance of the event to help you plan what you’d like to eat.

I HAVE A NUT/DAIRY/SEAFOOD ALLERGY (I.E. SERIOUS ALLERGY), CAN I STILL COME TO THE FEASTIVAL?

Whilst participating traders 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.

ARE THERE CASH POINTS ON-SITE?

Yes there are cash machines within the festival site so you can top up as needed over the weekend.

WILL THERE BE SHOWER FACILITIES IN THE CAMPSITE?

Yes, there are showers located in the Campsite for campers to freshen up.

ARE THERE MAPS AND TIMETABLES AVAILABLE FOR ME TO PLAN MY WEEKEND?

The Main Stage line-up, The Big Kitchen line-up and Big Map will all be uploaded to the website for download before the event. Festival Lanyards can help you to plan your time across the weekend. They include daily timetables for all activities and will be available to pre-order closer to the event.

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT LOST PROPERTY?

Any Lost Property that has been handed to the Festival Organisers onsite, will be collected and kept. If you have lost something at The Big Feastival, please email a detailed description of the lost item along with a contact telephone number, to enquiries@thebigfeastival.com and we will let you know if it has been found.

ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE PRINTING YOUR BIG FEASTIVAL TICKETS AT HOME?

If you experiencing difficulties printing your Print At Home tickets prior to the event please contact Ticketmaster on 0333 321 9999 who will be able to help.

If you are still struggling to print off your tickets the week of The Big Feastival, please bring your booking reference with you to the Box Office on site where we will be able to help you further.

WHO ARE YOUR CHARITY PARTNERS FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT?

We are proud to be supporting Magic Breakfast and The Flying Seagull Project for The Big Feastival 2021. To find out more information about our charity partners see below!

Magic Breakfast works with over 960 schools in disadvantaged areas of the UK, helping to ensure that around 167,000 children receive a nutritious breakfast every school day to set them up for a morning of learning.

During lockdown, when schools were closed to most pupils, Magic Breakfast worked with its partner schools to ensure that the most vulnerable children were still able to access a healthy breakfast, whether they were at school, or home.

Professional entertainer Ash Perrin founded The Flying Seagull Project in 2008 to bring happiness to children who are underprivileged, marginalised or suffering. The UK-based charity currently has more than 20 entertainers engaged in arts workshops, music and dance lessons, circus shows and clown doctoring. Together they’ve spread love, light and laughter to more than 130,000 children in hospitals, orphanages, deaf/blind schools, refugee camps and slums around the world.

The Flying Seagull Project works with disadvantaged young people in the UK and across Europe and the Middle East, especially children affected by the refugee crisis. You can find out more by visiting their website and can stay in touch with them on social media.

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