In less than two weeks it will be The Big Feastival presented by Jamie Oliver and Alex James.
A Food and Music Festival at Alex James farm in Kingham in The Cotswolds for all the family. A festival that not only celebrates the best in live music but also the best in delicious food. From some of the most tasty and creative street food vendors in the country to top chefs and health food pioneers.
This year there will be a brand new Healthy Living Zone which has been added to the Feastival . Due to the rise in interest of eating healthily using fresh local ingredients and avoiding processed food. The line up highlights the up and coming health food pioneers at The Oatly Kitchen counter including Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, of Hemsley + Hemsley ,
Jasmine and Melissa will be at the Feastival on Saturday
Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella
Ella will be at the feastival on Saturday doing a talk at 12, a demo at 2.30pm and a book signing at 3pm
and Natasha Corrett of Honestly Healthy
Natasha will be there on Sunday on the Big Kitchen main stage at 10.30am for a demo and at 12.30 will be doing a talk with a 1.30pm book signing.
Olivia Wollenburg of Livia’s Kitchen
Olivia will be doing a demo in the Big Kitchen at 2.30pm on Saturday and a Kitchen counter session at 4pm talking about how she started her business. There will be chance to sample crumble too!
These timings may change, Please check your programme for up to date times
This year looks like The Big Feastival is going to be the place to be to get inspired to eat healthily and look at ways to cut down on the amount of grains and sugar from our diet.
Also in the Healthy Living Zone will be rising stars in the Paleo market My very favourite UGG Foods will be there
as well as Primal joy foods
and Primal Pantry.
All of which I have reviewed in the past on my blog. I will put a link to these at the end of this post.
Also Lickalix natural ice lollies using real whole fruit which are free from lactose, dairy and gluten. You can find Lickalix in the food and drink producers market
Also on stand HH07 you will find the lovely Gluten free Baking and living who will be amongst other things launching a new gluten free plain flour. You will also be able to learn about their baking courses and they will be sharing gluten free recipes.
Coconut merchant who as the name suggests will have an array of coconut products including raw extra virgin coconut oil and coconut water.
The Health Hub will be serving festival fare with everything from freshly pressed juices to raw salads and air dried kale chips.
The action station will be hoping to re energise festival goers offering a full programme of activities including yoga and even clubbercise!
In the big kitchen will be top chefs Jamie Oliver, Gennaro Contaldo, Monika Galetti, Mark Hix, Raymond Blanc to name just a few. With Demo’s running on all three days of the feastival
Street food alley will have the best of the street food scene
Here are a few stalls that advertise that they offer gluten free,
Big Apple Hot Dogs – advertise gluten free sausages
Crepe Lucette – offer gluten free crepes, they told me “we use separate equipment and cleaning products for our gluten free options.”
Happy Maki – they should have have gluten free vegan Sushi
Popdogs– these hot dogs are gluten free and can be served with a gluten free buns. Normally served with a gluten roll ?
The Duck truck – says it has gluten free options ( they say you can take your own gluten free roll which they will fill )
Beach food company– say they have plenty of fresh crab and lobster and gluten free fries, they say they do their best to avoid contamination
With all of these Food Stalls you will need to make up your own mind as to whether you will give them a try , If you have Coeliac disease please take extra care. I always pack a gluten free healthy picnic to take with me just in case. A festival is not somewhere you want to find yourself if you are glutened.
Churros – are Dairy free ( But Not gluten free )
As well as the big names in cooking there will also be three days of live music and DJ’s including Groove Armada, Dizzee Rascal, Example and DJ Wire, Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Rae Morris and Badly Drawn Boy and The Feeling.
and more music from Iris Gold, JP Cooper, Booka Brass band, The Beach, Hudson Taylor, Vangoffey etc
If you follow me on Twitter @nels3 Gluten free Helen you will know I love live music and going to festivals. This festival looks to have a great selection of well known and new music acts preforming over the three days. I also love the camping side of festivals although when I say ‘camping’ I guess I really mean staying in a camper van or caravan. More than anything this offers me somewhere to store chilled food for the time I’m away from home . With some many food intolerances and being gluten free I normally have little or no options at Festivals. This Feastival I hope will be very different. I hope to blog about my experience to hopefully encourage more Free Fromers to give it a go next year.
When I heard about the new Healthy Living Zone at The Big Feastival I was really excited, great music and healthy food together. What could be better ? The added bonus of stunning sunny weather would be a great addition too.
I was thrilled to have been accredited to have a Press Pass for this years Big Feastival I hope this will give me as a blogger for Fabulously Free From access to many of the health food pioneers etc and report back to you all about all things healthy eating and review the new Healthy Living Zone. Maybe you will be inspired to go along next year?
Maybe I will see you there! Do let me know if you are coming along
Some Day tickets are still available for Friday . Camping tickets and Weekend tickets are now sold out
Review of Primal Joy Foods > click here
Review of UGG Foods > click here
Review of Hemsley+Hemsley > click here
Review of Primal Kitchen > click here
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The Big Feastival will be raising money for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
Video of highlights from last year