The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, & Rodrigo Y Gabriela headline The Big Chill

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published: Mon 18th Apr 2011

Kanye West

Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August 2011
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL, England MAP
£165 for the weekend
daily capacity: 30000
last updated: Thu 1st Sep 2011

The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, and 2manydjs top the line-up for The Big Chill Festival.

Kanye West
Joining The Chemical Brothers (live) on the Main Stage on Friday is Neneh Cherry, Wild Beasts, Electrelane, Mahala Rai Banda, and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti plus Special Guests to be announced.

Saturday night sees Kanye West (a UK festival exclusive, with 2manydjs closing the stage. Also confirmed are Jessie J, Metronomy, Janelle Monae, Crystal Fighters and The Knocks.

On Sunday guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela top a line-up that includes Robert Plant and Band Of Joy, Warpaint, Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, Norman Jay, and About Group.

Announced for The Revellers Stage on Friday are Chipmunk, Plastician, Aloe Blacc, Hercules And Love Affair, Horace Andy, Fenech-Soler, Cubic Zirconia.

Saturday it's the turn of Calvin Harris, The Midnight Beast, Example, The Midnight Beast, Katy B, Devlin, and Brandt Brauer Frick.

On Sunday the stage will host Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Quantic and his Combo Barbaro, Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience, Liam Bailey, and Jamie Woon.

The People's Ear Stage line-up includes Flying Lotus, xxxy, Scuba, The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra, Matthew Halsall Remixed, The Stepkids, Ghostpoet, and Electric Wire Hustle on Friday.

Saturday's acts are Buraka Som Sistema, Lil Silva, Gentleman's Dub Club, Congo Natty & Tenor Fly, Andreya Triana, Submotion Orchestra, and Spoek Mathambo.

Announced for Sunday are Four Tet, Jamie XX, East Park Reggae Collective, Prince Fatty Soundsystem.

The Starburst line-up includes Global Communication (DJ Set), Luke Vibert, Jimmy Edgar, DJ Food, Kissy Sell Out Symphony of Light, Jaymo & Andy George, Craig Charles' Funk and Soul Show, Just Jack (DJ set), Futureboogie, Mr Scruff, Dirtyphonics, DJ Derek, and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Melvin Benn, Festival Republic boss said of the line-up, "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.

"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.."

The dates for The Big Chill 2011 are confirmed as from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th August at the site which has four lakes, thick woods and an arboretum at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £165 per adult with a maximum of 4 tickets able to be bought per household, teen tickets (13 to 15 years old) are priced at £85, and kid (12 and under) tickets are priced at £5. Day tickets are priced at £75 for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August 2011
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL, England MAP
£165 for the weekend
daily capacity: 30000
last updated: Thu 1st Sep 2011


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