It’s that time again, Festival Season is descending upon us and here at LondONtheInside we’ll be listing our pick of the bunch in our Fab . We don’t usually list things outside of London but we’ll make an exception because it doesn’t matter where you live if the festivals worth it you’ll travel to it! Fest series
Yesterday we brought you the Dazed & Confused East London Fest and now we introduce the Harvest Festival because music and food are two of our favourite things…
Alex James is almost as well known for being a cheese-making dairy farmer as he is for playing bass for Blur, so it comes as no surprise that he is the man bringing together food and music like never before with the launch of the Harvest Festival. And don’t worry it’s nothing like your school harvest festival, cos that would be just wrong!
Held over three days from 9th – 12th September at two locations, the format sounds familiar, but this couldn’t be further away from Reading/Leeds. Harvest is all about showcasing the very best of the British food scene sound tracked by family friendly pop and indie-folk bands.
Alex James curates the Oxfordshire weekend featuring celebrity chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Rachel Allen, and will surely be promoting his Blue Monday cheese! Music comes from acts such as KT Tunstall, and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. Meanwhile the Suffolk weekend is curated by TV chef Jimmy Doherty on his own farm, with food from Richard Corrigan and Mary Berry and music from Eliza Doolittle and Gilles Peterson with more acts to be confirmed.
Harvest will be a very family friendly event so expect children’s entertainment from The Gruffalo and Charlie and Lola, cookery classes and gardening workshops. Adult tickets are £36 per day or £97.50 for the weekend, including camping. Child tickets are £10.50 per day and £36 for the weekend including camping.