Big Feastival is returning to the Cotswolds this year and there are some big names in the lineup, including Rick Astley, Tom Grennan, Sigrid and more.

The event is in its 12th year and will be hosted at Alex James’ Farm from August 25 to 27.

Big Feastival is renowned for its combination of live music, critically acclaimed chefs, award-winning food and plenty of family entertainment.

Host Alex James said: “I can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the farm for our 2023 edition. Big Feastival gets bigger and better every year, it’s the perfect way to spend your August bank holiday weekend with family or friends.

"With even more fantastic acts and entertainment to be announced in the coming weeks, this is shaping up to be our best line-up yet.”

Big Feastival line up 2023

Here are some of the performers, guest chefs, and family entertainers that are included in the lineup. More are expected to be revealed.

For more information about Big Feastival or to book tickets, you can visit the website.


  • Sigrid
  • Tom Grennan
  • Blossoms
  • The Vaccines
  • Rick Astley
  • Example
  • Hot Chip DJ Set
  • Faithless DJ Set
  • Melanie C
  • Freya Ridings
  • Katy B
  • Baby Queen
  • Alice Merton
  • New Hope Club
  • The Cuban Brothers
  • Duke & More

Guest Chefs

  • Asma Khan
  • Nathan Outlaw
  • Anna Haugh
  • Becky Excell
  • Big Zuu
  • Ching He Huang MBE
  • DJ BBQ
  • George Egg
  • James Strawbridge
  • Jude Kereama
  • Julius Roberts
  • Lisa Goodwin-Allen
  • Lizzie Acker
  • Maunika Gowardhan
  • Max La Manna
  • Pippy Eats
  • Seema Pankhania & More

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Family Entertainment

  • Children’s TV Megastar Justin Fletcher
  • Yolandas Band Jam
  • Activities With: Cocomelon’s JJ
  • Paw Patrol’s Chase
  • PJ Masks’ Catboy
  • Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park
  • Circus School
  • Live Science Experiments
  • Lizzie’s Way Wild Play
  • Skateboard Sessions
  • Theatre Shows
  • The Royal Albert Hall Presents Albert’s Band & More

Big Feastival will also offer street food across the site including vegan options.

Table Sessions will provide hands-on workshop experiences giving festival-goers the chance to meet the chefs, whilst a range of culinary activities is also available throughout the farm including cook schools, demos and workshops.

There’s something for everyone with an array of family activities.

M&S Food is the Headline Sponsor of the event again this year and guests will be able to visit M&S Food Cookery School.

Children can also learn about food and cook some too with M&S Little Cooks and Meet the Producers.

M&S Early Risers Café will help you get your morning nutrients with food and hot drinks on offer.

Adults can also enjoy the M&S Bar when it’s time to relax.

Alex James’ Cheese Hub will see DJ sets from some of the nation’s best acts, including secret sets throughout the weekend whilst the Silent Disco will see guests dance the night away.

The campsite will open a day earlier for the first time ever this year so guests now have the option to arrive in the evening of Thursday, August 24 from 4pm.

This will give visitors time to get their camp set up early and be ready for the action on Friday morning although early access passes are extremely limited.