​Big Feastival has announced new additions to its line-up of music, food and family entertainment.

Hosted at former Blur bassist Alex James’ farm in Kingham, the August Bank Holiday festival will kick off with producer and DJ Jax Jones, who will perform a spectacular DJ set of house and electronic-focused bangers on Friday night.

House Gospel Choir will also be raising the roof on Friday with their electrifying House meets Gospel experience, which never fails to get the crowds dancing and singing along.

London-based, Melbourne-bred singer-songwriter Thomas Headon, pop sensation and rising star Dylan, as well as Gracey, who featured on 220 Kid’s viral hit Don’t Need Love and earned herself a BRIT Award nomination, will also perform.

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On Saturday, Matilda Mann, who has supported the likes of Arlo Parks, Beabadoobee and The Staves, will be making her Big Feastival debut while Manchester based singer-songwriter Tim Gallagher, whose soulful style is inspired lyrically by country and influenced melodically by R&B, is joining the Sunday line-up.

Also taking to the main stage will be CBBC presenters Dick & Dom with a DJ Battle for all the family, as well as 80s aerobics sensation Lycra 80s Party, opening the main stage on Sunday with a warm up before taking to Alex James’ Cheese Hub for a DJ set and 90s rave set on The Bandstand.

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One of the festival’s most popular destinations, Alex James’ Cheese Hub, will host DJs Jeremy Healy, Jaguar Skills, Plump DJs and Freestylers, as well as guest sets from Dick & Dom, DJ BBQ, and Feastival host Alex James across the weekend. 

Other newly announced music highlights include the BBC Introducing Stage, which will be showcasing some of the best in new music.

The Big Feastival has also announced the next round of chefs to join the line-up.

Clare Smyth MBE is the first British woman to be awarded three Michelin stars. Tom Barnes, the mastermind working alongside Simon Rogan in his three-Michelin-starred L'Enclume and Great British Menu finalist, is also set to wow the crowds.

British/Indian chef Romy Gill and ex-personal chef of Prince Charles, Chris Baber, joins the programme.

Social media sensation Eloise Head aka Fit Waffle will showcase simple, quick and delicious recipes that have earned her millions of online followers and vegetable chef Kathy Slack will impress with her recipes solely focused on the home veg patch, while Great British Bake Off star and Steph’s Packed Lunch regular Ruby Bhogal will return to host The NEFF Big Kitchen.

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Feast On The Farm has also newly announced its menu while The VIP Garden, presented by champagne house Moët & Chandon, offers a place for guests to soak up the atmosphere in style.

New to Big Feastival’s family entertainment programme for 2022 will be a brand-new BBC CBeebies Bedtime Stories stage, recreating the iconic kids' TV slot with stars and entertainers providing a special stories treat. 

Elsewhere, the mishaps of living on a farm will be showcased by Farm Yard Circus, while eight-piece band Das Brass will inject funk into the fields.

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Activities continue for the little ones with the new Crafty Corner, which will host a series of workshops and classes for kids to learn new crafts featuring Aardman Animations, The Makery and Spare Room Arts.

Meanwhile a new field for 2022, Hidden Hollow, offers woodland and nature play. Also debuting is the GROW Garden, an initiative founded by TV presenter George Lamb, which works with schools and communities on activities such as sustainable food growing, farming and meditation for wellbeing.

Finally, a brand-new area of the festival will host live music and fire food activities throughout the weekend, as well as being the new home for Feast On The Farm.

With a slower pace, this part of the site will offer live blues music, the crackle of a wild campfire, pop-up performances and BBQ street food.

For full information on the programme and to buy tickets, visit: www.thebigfeastival.com