By: Staff –
The Big Feastival, the UK’s favourite food, music and family-fun festival, will launch in Canada for the first time this August 18-20th at Burl’s Creek, Oro-Medonte, and will showcase award-winning music on one stage, the country’s best chefs cooking live on another, and family entertainment throughout.
With more than 20,000 expected festival attendees, this weekend getaway will host all-star experiences from the food, music and children’s entertainment worlds. Jam out and dance the night away at the Main Stage and Band Stand, discover rides and games for all ages at The Village Green, visit The Big Feastival’s signature Vintage Funfair, while enjoying camping and ‘glamping’ facilities for festival-goers wanting to chill out and get back to nature with a night under the stars.
A weekend destination unlike any other, headlining the inaugural Canadian event will be world-renowned rock heroes Weezer and Grammy-award winning and multi-instrumentalist superstar Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. In addition to these award-winning dynamos, the festival will feature celebrated musical acts The Strumbellas, Basia Bulat, Choir!Choir!Choir!, De La Soul, Dwayne Gretzky,Magic!, Tom Chaplin (former lead singer of Keane), and Wintersleep.
Known for its focus on gourmet street food, this is the ultimate foodie experience with the country’s top culinary talent, including Canadian celebrity chef, television personality, and restaurateur Chuck Hughes. Take part in culinary workshops and informative talks at the Table Sessions, enjoy live cooking demonstrations in the Big Kitchen, and indulge in a wide variety of artisanal products at the Producer’s Market. Joined by other notable Canadian chefs including Rob Gentile of Buca and King Street Food Company, Vancouver restauranteur Vikram Vij, Prince Edward County’s Matt Demille, Derek Dammann of Montreal’s Maison Publique, Michael Hunter of Antler Kitchen Bar, Le Bremner’s Danny Smiles, and Piano Piano’sVictor Barry, The Big Feastival will offer a selection of food experiences from pop-up restaurants to cook-offs as families and friends enjoy all types of cuisine from Queen Margherita’s wood burning pizza to fish tacos at Buster Sea Cove (to name a few).
Tickets for The Big Feastival Canada will be available beginning March 1, 2017, with general admission weekend pricing ranging from $85.00 (teen, 13-17 years) to $155.00 (Adult, 18+ years) plus HST and service charges. Weekend entry is FREE for children 12 and under. Additional packages include camping and glamping. Single-day tickets will be available for sale at a later date.
VIP Tickets are also available and include access to an exclusive VIP Lounge in the main arena complete with a private bar, a complimentary drink, premium toilet facilities, covered seating and views of the main music stage from the dedicated garden area. All members of your party must have a VIP ticket including children and teens. For more on pricing including camping, glamping, RV availability and parking, please visit Thebigfeastival.ca.