Tickets are now on sale for The Big Feastival 2021 after this year's festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since 2011 former Blur bassist Alex James has allowed his farmland at Kingham in West Oxfordshire to be used for the festival and it has been a highlight of the Oxfordshire festivals calendar ever since, with its combination of top bands and celebrity chefs.

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In August last year celebrities rock stars, top chefs and families partied in the sun, with Mr James describing it as “a perfect summer weekend”.

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Singer Natalie Imbruglia, Coronation Street and The One Show star Angela Griffin, swimmer Rebecca Adlington and comic actor Simon Pegg were among the famous faces enjoying the music and food festival at the site near Chipping Norton.

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Joining them were Saturdays singer Una Healy, former model and actress Gail Porter, actress and EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite and BBC newsreader Kate Silverton.

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About 60,000 people joined the event over the three days, being treated to sets by dance act Rudimental, veteran hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash, pop singer Jess Glynne and Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

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Indie-pop band Elbow brought the festival to a close.

Mr James, farmer, cheesemaker and bassist with the rock band Blur, was seen enjoying the bands and took to the decks for DJ sessions in his own two-storey pop-up club, called the Cheese Hub. He was joined by his son Geronimo and Radio presenter Jo Whiley – who also compered the acts on the main stage.

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He said: “It’s been a perfect summer’s weekend here on the farm, our hottest one yet with the best food, amazing music and a fantastic crowd!

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Alongside the musical talent were culinary stars including Oxfordshire’s Raymond Blanc.

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