The Big Chill Festival

The Big Chill Festival
Place: Eastnor Castle
Dates: From 04/08/2011 To 07/08/2011
Country: United Kingdom

Big Chill 2012 is cancelled. In a statement released on http://www.bigchill.net/festival

Festival Republic's Managing Director Melvin Benn said:


"It is with a considerable amount of regret that I have decided not to go ahead with The Big Chill in 2012."

"I looked long and hard late last year at moving the date so it didn't clash with the Olympics but the mix of the festival fans desire to keep the date and an inability to find an alternative date that works I plumped for maintaining the existing weekend.

Sadly, the artist availability and confirmations we were achieving led me to conclude that I couldn't risk going ahead with the event as an outdoor event this year. Efforts are being made to look to bring a smaller event indoors this year with the anticipation of Big Chill being back outdoors in 2013."

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Founded by Pete Lawrence and Katrina Larkin in 1994, The Big Chill has grown from humble beginnings into a highly-respected organisation.

From its genesis as a Sunday all-dayer in Islington's Union Chapel, and an outdoor event the following summer which saw 700 people gather in the Black Mountains on the Welsh borders, The Big Chill's main annual event moved in 1998 to Dorset's Larmer Tree Gardens as 'The Enchanted Garden', where it established its reputation as one of the most innovative new events over the next five years, as the number of Big Chillers grew from a few hundred to 5000.

After a one-off event at Lulworth Castle in Dorset in 2001, The Big Chill upgraded to its new home, the Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the beautiful setting of the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire in 2002. It has since upped its numbers to 35,000 in 2007 whilst retaining its intimacy - principally by word-of-mouth recommendation - ensuring that those who come to the event recognise and respect its unique atmosphere. The community lives on throughout the year through our bars and, of course, this website and its associated forum.

The Big Chill also runs a record label, releasing newly-discovered artists and compilations. And with The Big Chill taking its ethos worldwide with events in India, The Greek islands, Cairo, Helsinki, Budapest, Prague, Australia, New Zealand and Japan we are spreading the chill-out vibe all over the world.


Ticket Information

Early Entry Tickets

Early Entry Ticket - £15

- Allows holder entry to campsite from 2pm Wednesday 3rd August

- Must be held in conjunction with a weekend/family/child ticket
- Cannot be used by Day ticket holders



Weekend Tickets

Weekend Ticket - £165 & booking fee
- Includes camping from 8am Thursday 4th. For those aged 16 +
- For entry via Red, Yellow or Purple Gates

Weekend Family - £165 & booking fee
- Includes camping in Green Family Campsite from 8am Thursday 4th - must enter via Green Gate

- Only families accompanied by a child or children 15 years or under will be admitted

- No single or groups of adults without children will be admitted

- Each adult must have their own family ticket - one ticket does not cover a whole family



Child Tickets

Children aged 13-15 - £85 & booking fee
- Weekend - includes camping from 8am Thursday 4th August
- Must be accompanied by ticket holding Adult over 18

Children aged 12 and under - £5
- Weekend - includes camping from 8am Thursday 4th
- Must be accompanied by ticket holding Adult over 18



Day Tickets


Friday Day - £75 & booking fee
- Allows day entry from 8am Friday 5th - does not include camping*
- Anyone aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
- Can only enter via Yellow or Red Gate

Saturday Day - £75 & booking fee
- Allows day entry from 8am Saturday 6th - does not include camping*
- Anyone aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
- Can only enter via Yellow or Red Gate

Sunday Day - £75 & booking fee
- Allows day entry from 8am Sunday 7th - does not include camping*
- Anyone aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
- Can only enter via Yellow or Red Gate



Resident Tickets

Weekend Resident - £145.00 & booking fee - Terms and conditions apply. Details on eligible post codes will be available shortly.
Friday Resident - £65.00 & booking fee
- Terms and conditions apply. Details on eligible post codes will be available shortly.
Saturday Resident - £65.00 & booking fee
- Terms and conditions apply. Details on eligible post codes will be available shortly.
Sunday Resident - £65.00 & booking fee
- Terms and conditions apply. Details on eligible post codes will be available shortly.

Car Parking Passes

Purple Weekend Car Park Pass - £7.50
Red Weekend Car Park Pass - £7.50
Green Family Weekend Car Park Pass - £7.50 [no access to non family/disabled ticket holders]
Red Friday Car Park Pass - £7.50
Red Saturday Car Park Pass - £7.50
Red Sunday Car Park Pass - £7.50

The Big Chill Festival Headliners

Line Up

About Group Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra Buraka Son Sistema Congo Natty & Tenor Fly Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show Cubic Zirconia Dirtyphonics Dj Derek East Park Reggae Collective Electrelane Electric Wire Hustle Fantastic Mr Fox Femi Kuti & The Positive Force Global Communication Horace Andy Jaymo & Andy George Symphony Of Light Lil Silva Luke Vibert Mahala Rai Banda Matthew Halsall Remixed Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experienc Plastician Prince Fatty Soundsystem Quantic And His Combo Barbaro Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy Scuba Submotion Orchestra The Knocks The Stepkids Xxxy

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