Big Chill 2012 is cancelled

boss Melvin Benn confirms festival will take a year out

published: Thu 19th Jan 2012

Norman Jay (crowd)

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August 2012
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL, England MAP
expect around £175 for the weekend
daily capacity: 39999
last updated: Thu 19th Jan 2012

The Big Chill boss Melvin Benn, has released a statement that the event has been cancelled for this year. The event was set to take place at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th August 2012.

Norman Jay (crowd)
Big Chill 2011
Melvin Benn's statement says:
"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 The Big Chill being back outdoors in 2013.

Melvin Benn

Managing Director, Festival Republic
."
The news follows a week of speculation after festival organiser Rob Da Bank twittered last Friday, "a big UK festi has been cancelled today..is it the curse of friday 13th?"

Big Chill is the first festival this year to announce it's not going ahead. eFestivals suspects this won't be the only festival affected by so many events filling the calendar during the Olympics.

Those people who have already bought tickets for the festival are asked to contact their vendor about getting a refund.

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August 2012
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL, England MAP
expect around £175 for the weekend
daily capacity: 39999
last updated: Thu 19th Jan 2012


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