Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers confirmed for The Big Chill

Posted on 19 April 2011 by Mizzle

As the line-up for this year’s Big Chill festival is announced we are pleased that The Chemical Brothers have announced their return to headline.

Also confirmed on the bill is Kanye West in a UK festival exclusive that will join a list of other first class artists confirmed for Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire on 4th-7th August.

The Chemical Brothers will headline on Friday night and Kanye will headline on Saturday night joining other acts including Neneh Cherry, 2manyDJ’s and Robert Plant.

Also confirmed are Katy B, Calvin Harris, Jamie Woon and Kissy Sell-Out.

“I am very pleased to unveil the first announcement for The Big Chill, ushering in the festival’s impressive 17th year.

Having been at the forefront as a ‘boutique’ event we have put together a programme that reflects The Big Chill’s heritage whilst offering up new and exciting developments for our audiences old and new alike. To be able to offer such well respected and diverse performances, from our headliners to our international artists and breakthrough names is a true pleasure and we are thrilled to be able to evolve the musical content of the festival. What’s more, we are very lucky this summer as two of our headline acts are UK festival exclusives which is brilliant. In turn, The Big Chill 2011 will welcome the return of some key elements that have defined the festival over its 17 years including a much enhanced The Big Chill Radio, which will see it having its own stage, and Tom Middleton who, having played at every Big Chill since the very beginning is more involved in the festival than ever this year curating his own stage. Of course The Big Chill extends to much more than our musical line-up and festival goers will once again be able to enjoy the Art Trail in full and we are extremely pleased to be working with the local community to radically expand aspects such as our family and children’s entertainment through the creation of The Little Chill; a festival within in its own right. 2011 is a celebration of all that The Big Chill has been throughout its history and a bold step forward to what will be a very bright future. We look forward to seeing you there, “said Melvin Benn, Festival Republic.

Tickets are still available for the festival at various prices; for more information and to view a full line-up visit www.bigchill.net/festival.