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Snapped: The Big Feastival 2015

After visiting The Big Feastival for the first time in 2014 it immediately become one of my favourite events and being located in Kingham (near Chipping Norton), it's right on Swindon's doorstep.

The brain child of chef Jamie Oliver and Blur bass player (turned cheese maker) Alex James, makes for a perfect combination of live music and (seriously good) food.

This year I persuaded my parents and sister to join me on the Sunday and despite a drizzly start to the day they soon began to see what I had been raving about. Forget the overpriced mediocre food offerings we've come to expect from most large scale events - this festival caters for every culinary taste, and we spent a few hours wandering the market style stalls and 'street food lane'.

What I love most about this festival is the attention to detail, which gives it a real 'country fayre' feel. From the giant 'Big Feastival' sign, novelty decorations and the strings of fairy lights and lanterns you can really see how much preparation really goes into the event.

The fact that it's a real family festival was only reinforced at the main stage, when The Feeling's bass player, Richard Jones bought on wife Sophie Ellis Bextor who sang hits 'If this Ain't Love' and 'Murder on the Dancefloor'- whilst their children enjoyed dancing at the side of the stage.

The night was headlined by Paloma Faith, who we had bumped into earlier that day, with most of the 10000 strong crowd turning out to sing along.

Vicki Blatchley Photography

Vicki Blatchley Photography

Swindon-based commercial, PR, events and wedding photographer.

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