The Big Feastival (presented by M&S Food) has revealed a specially designed model of musician Alex James, courtesy of the iconic animation studio Aardman. Aardman, of course, are responsible for the globally adored claymation characters of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run. The Big Feastival’s host and Blur bassist Alex James is one of only a handful of celebrities ever to be modelled by the studio. This follows the announcement that Aardman join The Big Feastival for the 10th year anniversary event!


Alex James meets mini-Alex James, Gromit and Shaun the Sheep on his Cotswolds farm where The Big Feastival is held. In other words – three icons from the nineties(!).


Alex James was introduced to mini-Alex at his Cotswolds Farm where the Big Feastival is held. He also met national treasures Shaun the Sheep. Above all, don’t forget Gromit! Most importantly, the figurine of Alex grasps a portion of cheese in celebration of Alex’s cheesemaking and giving a nod to Aardman’s iconic character Wallace’s infamous love.


Moreover, Aardman will give festival goers the chance to get creative! They can learn how to make their very own Shaun, Gromit or Lu-La character at modelling workshops at The Big Feastival! Taking place on Friday 27th August, the workshop is led by one of their expert model makers. They’ll also get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade from the Aardman studio.

Weekend, Camping and most day tickets are already sold out, only Friday Day Tickets remain, available at