Who says festival season is cancelled? From the founder of Street Feast comes The Great Feast of London – a brand new kind of food, wellbeing and music festival brought to London across the weekend of 3rd-5th July.
Redesigning the festival experience to merge the digital and physical, expect interactive online experiences and entertainment complemented by food from London’s best chefs and restaurants delivered to your front door, garden gate or even direct to the local park! That’s right, this is your chance to enjoy the food and atmosphere of the festival experience, wherever you are.
Renowned London chefs Ollie Dabbous and Nuno Mendes alongside legendary DJs Goldie and Groove Armada will be joined by a host of exciting wellbeing coaches, speakers, chefs, musicians and performance artists across the weekend. They’ll lead cook-alongs, meditation sessions, talks, live music performances, as well as events for families and kids.
A celebration of London, The Great Feast will be just like our city: open to everyone. Most of the events will be free to attend while hot meals and recipe kits will be available at a range of prices. What’s more, the festival will be partnering with A Plate For London so that every meal ordered during the festival will be matched with one for a Londoner in need.
A new kind of delivery
The Great Feast of London will offer a new kind of delivery service to the city. Think of it as making a booking at your favourite restaurant: input when and where you want your food and The Great Feast will deliver a dining experience from one of the partner restaurants or chefs. Recipe kits, complete with a link to a live or pre-recorded cooking class will also be available.
All of the pre-ordered dining experiences and meal kits will be delivered by the in-house service, Great Feast Delivers, which has been designed to provide a fairer, more supportive arrangement for London’s restaurants than the prevailing on-demand format. Restaurants retain a higher percentage of every bill in the hope that it will make a big difference to the hospitality industry.
The multi-course meals will come with personal messages from the head chef which will explain the idea behind the dishes. Playlists will also be created with each restaurant to perfectly soundtrack each dining experience.
Any festival isn’t complete without a tipple or two; cocktail masterclasses (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and exclusive wine tasting sessions will be on offer, with guests able to pre-order everything they need to take part.
Those taking part include:
Nuno Mendes, HIDE (Ollie Dabbous), Simplicity Burger x Homeslice, Mei Mei (Elizabeth Haigh), 1251 (James Cochran), Jeremy Chan (Ikoyi), Moro, Salon, Bubala, Patty & Bun, Dumpling Shack, Kricket, Eggslut, Happy Endings, Lagom, Snackbar, Taco Queen, Kutir, Dirty Bones, The Ninth (Jun Tanaka), Rice Error, Berenjak, Hoppers, ASAP Pizza, Kanada Ya, Little Bread Pedlar, Ombra
Music will be available through exclusive secret gigs and dedicated channels from the likes of Basement Jaxx among others, allowing guests to party at home or in the garden, whether it be alone or with family and friends.
Alongside live and on-demand festival video and audio channels, the festival will be broadcasting live, in collaboration with Soho Radio across the weekend. This will be the festival hub providing the lowdown on events and performances across the platform. It will also host a variety of shows, DJ sets, talks and parties.
Saiki, a digital platform for holistic wellbeing, has curated a diverse programme that invites guests to explore the connection between the planet, each other and ourselves and to consider how we can build a society that’s more connected to the natural world and our community following the pandemic.
The conversation will be led by prominent thinkers, mindfulness experts and healers. American social philosopher Charles Eisenstein will speak with Amisha Ghadiali, host of the popular ‘The Future is Beautiful’ podcast, about building a more connected world. Stylist will be leading an evening of expert tips and rituals for a good night’s sleep. Project Ajna will take a journaling workshop, while Josie Danielle will present a sound healing session and Breathpod will help focus on breathwork.
For those looking for something more physical, there will be classes including yoga, fitness and aerobics taken by some of London’s best studios such as MoreYoga and Stylist’s Strong Women.
Dominic Cools-Lartigue, Founder of Street Feast and Co-Founder of The Great Feast of London and A Plate For London said:
“A city is nothing without its people, so across the weekend The Great Feast of London will be feeding and entertaining the people who make this city what it is. The festival gives us the opportunity to inspire Londoners through world-class chefs, performers, and thinkers whilst also raising funds to feed our neighbours in need.”