Festival launched by Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has announced plans to hold a festival this summer, which will combine “gourmet” food and a diverse musical line-up.

According to Event Magazine, the chef has labelled The Big Feastival as: “London’s finest gourmet experience with the look of an urban village fete, and a music festival vibe.”

Reports have confirmed that The Charlatans, New Young Pony Club and Soul II Soul will provide the headline acts, and money raised from the festival will go to The Jamie Oliver Foundation and The Prince’s Trust.

After claiming for a while that holding a festival was something he wanted to do, the ‘Naked Chef’ star has finally taken the plunge, and will set up shop in one of London’s event spaces from July 1st to 3rd.

It is thought that ticket holders will have access to food cooked by the man himself, as well as Thomasine Miers – the co-founder of ‘Wahaca’ – and Giorgio Locatelli, who previously won ‘Masterchef’. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted for free.

Oliver spoke out about the news, telling The Metro: “The Big Feastival is something unique that we have wanted to try for a while.”

“A really good festival for everyone with great music and great food, all for charity.”

Furthermore, the front man of The Charlatans, Tim Burgess, said how excited he was to be a part of it. The singer added: “Festivals were often known for their dodgy burger vans and some gigs were a bit ‘chicken in a basket’, so it’s good to redress the balance, and have great band and fantastic food in the same place.”