This year’s Big Chill was the biggest and best yet, with over 35,000 attending and great acts from Roisin Murphy, The Mighty Boosh, Camille and Leonard Cohen ensuring everyone had a great time. Altogether, there were 400 artists performing across 7 arenas over three days. There was a small traditional fun fair for children. Even the weather was kind, despite some rain, and the festival had excellent reviews. More day tickets were available to local people, which proved very popular.
The Big Chill is booked again to take place in the Eastnor Deer Park on 7, 8 & 9 August 2009, and the first big acts have been announced. They will include: Orbital, Basement Jaxx and Pharaoh Sanders. More space will be available, and the site should work even better, with shorter distances between car parks and camp sites.
The festival will continue to be family friendly and relaxed, with a high-quality mixture of music, art and culture. The Art Trail, which winds through a grove of ancient oak trees, will continue to be an important feature, with the chance to see the work of some of the finest young artists in the country.
We love the Big Chill. It is exciting and fun, and it is great to see so many people having a good time at Eastnor. Only 230 days to go……more Big Chill news to follow as it breaks. J H-B