Festivals: good music, good vibes, sun, drinks, friends. One thing we forget to consider, however, is food.
It is pretty easy to end up queuing up for hours for the most overpriced chips you have ever had, or having to go back to your campsite trying and cook some pasta out of a can – let’s face it, the dining experience at festivals is normally not the most exclusive one you can have.
Camp Bestival however, has solved this problem with an initiative called the Feast Collective – they have gathered together street food traders, artisan food producers and specialty chefs to treat families and all participants to the festival with yummy, healthy, special food stalls as opposite to the usual greasy and overpriced festival meal.
One of the festival organisers, Josie da Bank comments “They say that food is the new Rock n Roll. Well, if it is the new Rock n Roll then our foodie alliance, The Feast Collective, is shaping up to be the world’s greatest rock-food super-group […] Hope you can join us!
The Feast Collective not only offers an array of food stalls and concessions, but also “actual” dining experiences. Dalston-based White Rabbit and Milgi Lounge, a Cardiff-based restaurant which aims to educate about vegan and vegetarian cuisine while offering healthy food, will be add some flavour to the feast collective too.
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen takes you directly to its African roots and Ghanian culture.
Can’t choose between a proper burger and eastern flavours? Baba G’s Bhangra Burgers is the answer: all the herbs of a curry mixed with locally sourced meat to make the most flavoursome burgers ever!
Fancy Caribbean? Biblos mixes it with Middle eastern cuisine – fresh salads and healthy fast snack are assured!
The icing on the cake is Josie da Bank’s Jam Jar Bar – a boutique liquor lounge in a 60s caravan that has been completely refurbished. Cocktails are inspired by Josie’s gardens, and include ingredients such as elderflower, rosmary and rosehip.
Many more dishes can be tried at food collective, there is a cake shop, a farmers’ market and even a supper club. So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets to the festival here!
This is the complete Feast Collective Line-Up So Far: Martin Morales / The Cake Shop Bakery / DJ BBQ / Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen / Rola Wala / Crayfish Bob / Milgi Lounge / Small Batch Coffee / Breddos Tacos / Smokestak / Wholefood Heaven / Knackered Mothers Wine Club / White Rabbit / Baba G’s Bhangra Burger / Dorshi / Korrito / Biblos / Josie da Bank’s Jam Jar Bar