Big Feastival organisers announce more music, food, and family entertainment for 2023 lineup

By Jessica Durston - 13 April 2023

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Big Feastival, presented by M&S Food, has revealed further entertainment for 2023, including the Main Stage hosts, Cheese Hub DJs and another round of Music Acts set to appear across the weekend.

credit - Justin Goff

The festival will return for its twelfth year at Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds this summer bank holiday weekend, 25 – 27 August.

The event is said to offer festival goers a weekend of live music, critically acclaimed chefs, award-winning food and an unparalleled programme of family entertainment.

Camping, Weekend and Day Tickets are on sale now available at www.thebigfeastival.com.
 
Taking to the Main Stage as hosts for 2023 will be TV favourite and World Champion dancer, Oti Mabuse who will be hyping up the audience for a weekend of entertainment on the Friday.

Joining her, radio and TV favourite Vernon Kay will keep crowds entertained across Saturday whilst television presenter, podcaster and author, Laura Whitmore will introduce the day's entertainment on Sunday.
 
Joining previously announced music headliners Sigrid, Tom Grennan and Blossoms, the Big Feastival team say they are thrilled to welcome Everything Everything, Mae Muller and Newton Faulkner to the line up, alongside a host of other emerging artists.
 
Following their critically acclaimed album, Raw Data Feel last year which peaked at Number 4 on the Official UK Charts, Manchester art rock band Everything Everything have become one of the UK’s favourite indie acts and will be taking to the Main Stage on Saturday. 

The 2023 UK Eurovision entry and pop sensation, Mae Muller, will grace The Main Stage on Sunday. Newton Faulkner will join the Saturday line up.
 
Alex James’ Cheese Hub will see  DJ sets from famous guests and some of the nation’s best-loved DJs.

A spokesperson for the festival added: "Legendary Syrup club night duo Tall Paul and Seb Fontaine will celebrate dance floor friendships, great music and crazy hair styles. Crowds will be drawn in by the classic beats of Stanton Warriors and multi award winning recording artist, producer and DJ Jeremy Healy, who will bring the sounds that earned him huge success with Fantazia House Collectionand Haysi Fantayzee singles and album.
 
"Classic remixes and old school anthems will be brought by KISS FM and all-female collective 24h Garage Girls DJ Shosh, electronic pulses by Lottie and breakbeat and bass comes from Krafty Kuts. DJ collective Filthy Dirty Disco will give crowds an injection of mixed-up, mashed-up music whilst Woody Cook will keep the Cheese Hub dancing.  Returning after an iconic and memorable surprise set last year, Hollywood superstar and British icon Simon Pegg will grace the decks once again."
 
Big Feastival will also host ‘EastEnders’ star Shaun Williamson with his 'Barrioke'. 

Additionally 'Gospeloke' aims to offer a karaoke experience like never before with a live gospel choir. Game show, live music and party fusion Famous First Words also join the offerings.

Elsewhere in the country-inspired The Smokery (Dolly Parton and Shania Twain tribute shows) will work to get the whole family singing and dancing. The Sundown Saloon stage will also welcome Tweed-clad 10-piece brass powerhouse, Old Dirty Brasstards with their party jams and unique interpretations of Britpop indie classics to the farm on Saturday.
 
The festival's spokesperson continued: "The family entertainment on offer this year also gets bigger with live theatre performances from some of the nation's favourite productions.

"Elmer’s Walk and The Velveteen Rabbit will be sharing lessons of mindfulness, love, and acceptance. Roald Dahl & The Imagination Seekerswill grip the entire family with their mischievous theatrics whilst The Fabularium’s Reynard the Fox will entice with their visual and engaging storytelling, puppetry and original live music.

"Alice’s Adventures In Aerialand also join the line-up with their open-air, aerial circus theatre production adapted from Lewis Carroll's classic tale."
 
In a Feastival first, The Exchange will bring comedy favourites to the farm for the first time, featuring live shows from Britain's Got Talent winner Axel Blake, Youtube hit scientist Matt Parker & Friends, Mock The Week regular Maisie Adam, Yuriko Kotani, and Comedy Club 4 Kids.
 
Also new for 2023, The Fire Pit Sessions, will see top chefs create smoky and tasty BBQ dishes. Taking part in the Fire Pit Sessions are British chef and founder of The Hidden Hut in Cornwall, Simon Stallard, North-London based chef and YouTube presenter Big Has, and long-term Feastival collaborator DJ BBQ amongst others. 

They join a line up of chefs already announced to appear in The Big Kitchen across the weekend including Asma Khan, Nathan Outlaw, Anna Haugh, Becky Excell, Big Zuu and Ching He Huang MBE.

Further line up details can be found below:

MAIN STAGE HOSTS
OTI MABUSE | VERNON KAY | LAURA WHITMORE
 
LIVE MUSIC
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING | MAE MULLER | NEWTON FAULKNER
 THE KS | RUTI | DOLORES FOREVER | RUBY & VIOLET
OLD DIRTY BRASSTARDS PERFORM BRITPOP | BARRIOKE WITH SHAUN WILLIAMSON GOSPELOKE | THE DOLLY PARTON EXPERIENCE AND MORE
 
ALEX JAMES CHEESE HUB DJS
SYRUP TAKEOVER: TALL PAUL & SEB FONTAINE | LOTTIE | JEREMY HEALY |  SHOSH (24HR GARAGE GIRLS) | STANTON WARRIORS | KRAFTY KUTS
 WOODY COOK | FILTHY DIRTY DISCO | SIMON PEGG
 
THE FIREPIT SESSIONS
SIMON STALLARD | BIG HAS | DJ BBQ | TERRIOR TAPAS
MATT CROSS | GEORGE WOOD | BARE BONES BBQ
 
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
COMEDY: AXEL BLAKE | MAISIE ADAM | MATT PARKER
CHILDREN'S THEATRE: ROALD DAHL & THE IMAGINATION SEEKERS
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN AERIALAND AND MUCH MORE
 
For full information on the programme and to purchase tickets, those interested can visit www.thebigfeastival.com

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