Jamie Oliver and Alex James launch The Big Feastival

Blur bassist Alex James
Image caption The two-day music and food festival will be staged on Alex James's farm in Kingham

Musician Alex James and chef Jamie Oliver are to host a new music and food festival in Oxfordshire this weekend.

Jamie Oliver presents The Big Feastival is being held at the Blur bassist's farm in Kingham.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend two days of music headlined by Paloma Faith and Texas.

Oliver will also show off his drumming skills on stage with James for a one-off performance in a band called The Farm Lovin' Criminals.

The festival at Churchill Heath Farm comes after James hosted the Harvest Festival at the same venue last year.

Despite being attended by the likes of David and Samantha Cameron, organisers Big Wheel folded, leaving 200 people out of pocket by a total of £1m.

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