Harvest At Jimmy's

8 July 2011, 05:00 | Updated: 8 September 2011, 18:17

Twenty thousand people are expected at one of East Anglia's final big festivals of the summer this weekend.

Harvest at Jimmy's takes place at Jimmy's Farm in Suffolk from today until to the 12th of September.

The family music and food festival is run by celebrity chef Jimmy Doherty and features live bands and cooking demonstrations as well animals for the kids to look at.

More stages, including a ‘chefs unplugged’ stage, have been added which will see demonstrations from the UK’s leading chefs including James Martin and Mary Berry.

Music acts confirmed include The Kooks, Eliza Doolittle, The Feeling and Charlie Simpson.

Tonight visitors can take part in 'rockaoke' -  the chance to sing karaoke in front of a live band and dozens of pop up restaurants have also been created, including Jamie Oliver's 'Fifteen'.

Organiser Eloise Markwell Butler, from promoter Big Wheel, said:

“The idea came about because we’ve all been to festivals where the music was great, but you’d have to pay a tenner for a bad burger. We thought the time had come to combine good music and food in a chilled-out family-friendly atmosphere.”

The festival was nominated for Best New Festival and Family Festival Award when it debuted in 2009.

This year also sees the addition of gardening demonstrations with green-fingered gurus including Monty Don and a visit from the Human Shrub."

You can see the full line up and get ticket details by following the link at the side of the page or hear from some of the organisers and acts by clicking on the audio links below:

Hear From Chef Jimmy Doherty

Hear From Charlie Simpson

Hear From Kevin From The Feeling

Hear From Chef James Martin