The Big Feastival has announced that kitchen appliance manufacturer Neff will be the presenting partner of the music, food and family festival.
Produced by IMG, The Big Feastival will return to its Cotswolds’ location from August 26 to 28. The three-day food and music extravaganza – hosted by Alex James and Jamie Oliver – will bring together chefs, music acts, food, and a host of children’s entertainment over the Bank Holiday weekend. To capture and inspire visitors’ foodie passions, Neff will be onsite to cook seasonal dishes that visitors can recreate in their own homes.
The three-year agreement sees Neff ‘headline’ as the major domestic appliance partner for The Big Feastival. With four dedicated onsite locations, Neff have created a range of activities that aim to inspire and delight Feastival goers and get them closer to their cooking, the brand says.
Taking centre stage, The Neff Big Kitchen will present the nation’s top chefs, demonstrating their cookery skills and techniques live on stage. Previous years have seen renowned chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Monica Galetti, Mark Hix and Raymond Blanc take to the stage.
For a more hands-on experience Feastival-goers can head over to The Neff Cookaholics Cookery School to learn how to create beautiful dishes using a range of innovative cooking techniques, while The Neff Kids’ Kitchen will give live and interactive cookery classes to suit the whole family. With a focus on getting young Cookaholics excited about nutritious ingredients and home-grown produce, even the most vegetable averse little ones can be inspired to get creative in the kitchen, the organisers say. In addition, The Neff Training Academy will also be in residence, where aspiring chefs and passionate foodies will be able get involved with cooking demonstrations.
Neff group marketing manager Jo Eyers commented: “We are thrilled to be involved with such an exhilarating event and The Big Feastival presents us with the perfect opportunity to showcase our innovative range of NEFF appliances and celebrate with our community of Cookaholics. We’re passionate about local produce and smaller slow-food advocates and The Big Feastival is perfectly in-line with our recent global food producer campaigns.
“From the olive groves of Spain to the local farmers exhibiting at The Big Feastival, a Neff kitchen is all about fresh ingredients with true provenance. With a varied and engaging programme of cooking classes and demonstrations running across the festival, we look forward to inspiring and delighting cooks of all ages and abilities.”
The Big Feastival events director Jennifer Noble added: “It’s exciting for us to have Neff as our partner for The Big Feastival and we have some fantastic plans in place for on-site activities. Thousands of foodies will be visiting the site over the three days and with cooking at the heart of both The Big Feastival and the NEFF brand, we are excited to explore the capabilities of this partnership.”