The Big Chill has undergone some serious changes since its inception in the 90's. It was created with future thinking ethos dedicated to eco awareness, art quirkiness and a line up that was different from the norm. Indeed it has gained a considerable following having grown in numbers certainly since the days of 'The Enchanted Gardens'. A converted following have remained dedicated seeing it as the festival of choice and new comers gladly flocking for a different experience. The Big Chill has gone through financial difficulties through the years and has seen the original founders having less involvement and passing the responsibility to Melvin Benn, an established big festival promoter. Last year there was concern about the size of the festival. Having always been unique to its small size this year the promoters limited the capacity to 35000.
The Big Chill has become a significant date for many festival lovers and its popularity has grown since its conception in 1994. The Big Chill has become more widely known from 1998 when it found its home in 'The Enchanted Garden'. The festival has grown from a mere couple of thousand attending to a capacity of 35,000 and due to a number of reasons is now held at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. The Big Chill has gone on to open a number of bars guaranteeing a crowd who know exactly what this name is all about.
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