It's nearly spring, which means that it's time to get buzzing about summer music festivals. Combine great music and delightful, good food, and you get Alex James and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's annual food-slash-music concert, The Big Feastival, which will be held for four days from 30th August to 2nd September 2013.
The venue is Alex's 200-acre farm in England. Special guests and musicians lined up for the big event include The Feeling, KT Tunstall, Basement Jaxx, Rizzle Kicks and Norman Jay. And who knows - perhaps members of Blur with children, namely Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, will turn up to the farm to enjoy the music, food and sunshine.
|Jamie Oliver and Alex James co-host The Big Feastival|
The exclusive interview (read it all here) talks about Alex's farm in Cotswolds, his fascination with cheese, more cheese chat and even mentions a special type of "desert island cheese". Proceeds will be donated to the charity The Better Food Foundation, which aims to promote and educate children about the importance of fresh and healthy produce.
"I’m very excited to have such great foodies and musicians back on the farm. The whole weekend was so enjoyable last year and Jamie and I are working to make it even better for 2013," said James.
Jamie Oliver also said: "Last year the atmosphere was incredible and it really was fun for all ages."
Food and Wine Magazine also interviewed Alex James at the Coachella festival from last week, and talked about his second life as a father, cheese-maker, foodie expert and most recently, a festival thrower. Stream Alex Jame's podcast for free on iTunes or listen to the episode below:
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To purchase tickets (£30.00- £130.00 for adults) for the Big Feastival, visit the official website by clicking here.
Blur Tour 2013 - Full dates and rundown HERE
Blur @ Coachella- video and image gallery HERE