The Big Feastival delivered on its promises of good music, good food and ‘good times’.

Thousands of people gathered at Blur bassist Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds over the weekend to revel in a sensational combination of live music, award-winning food prepared by critically acclaimed chefs and lots of family entertainment.

The weekend marked the festival’s 12th year, with Friday night being kicked off by Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid, who welcomed crowds into the weekend with her hits Strangers, Mirror and Don’t Feel Like Crying.

Saturday night saw Tom Grennan deliver an anthem-packed set featuring crowd-hyping tunes Little Bit of Love, Something in the Water and Let’s Go Home Together while Indie-rock sensations Blossoms, known for audience pleasers such a Charlemagne and Your Girlfriend closed the festival on Sunday night.

The main stage also showcased the talent of indie rockers The Vaccines, legendary pop-icon Rick Astley and former Spice Girl Melanie C.

Art-rock band Everything Everything also rocked the venue, with 2023 UK Eurovision entry Mae Muller and Newton Faulkner working their magic too.

Natalie Imbruglia took to the stage on Friday, along with Liverpudlian crowd-pleasers Lightning Seeds.

Asma Khan, the Indian-born British chef known for her sophisticated Indian dishes made her festival debut, while two Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw brought his signature Cornish seafood to the farm, near Kingham.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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