Big Chill @ Eastnor Castle 2010

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Big Chill @ Eastnor Castle 2010

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th August 2010
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL, England MAP
£155 for the weekend
Daily capacity: 30,000
Last updated: Mon 2nd Aug 2010

Set in a picturesque location and offering both families and ravers a diverse range of alternative, dance, electronica, and chilled beats from live bands and DJs. The music programme is a mix of everything from legends to new talent, plus a whole range of musical styles from rock, folk, jazz, African, dub, and unique collaborations. Aside from music the festival also has art, films, poetry, cabaret, visuals, and gourmet food.

The dates for 2010 are confirmed as Thursday 5th until Sunday 8th August at the site which has four lakes, thick woods and an arboretum at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire.


Massive Attack, M.I.A., and Lily Allen, will headline with one more headliner still to be announced. Also confirmed are Gregory Isaacs, Roy Ayers, Henrik Schwarz, Roots Manuva, Broken Bells, London Elektricity, Kirsty Almeida, Gilles Peterson, The Leisure Society, Netsky, Breakage, Layo & Bushwacka!, Foreign Beggars, High Contrast, Tinie Tempah, John Hegley, The Bug, Mixmaster Morris, Jose Padilla, Cringe, The Fisherman's Friends, Toddla T & MC Serocee, The Heatwave, Futureboogie, Terry Callier, Plan B, and many more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

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Early bird tickets for 2010's festival are no longer available. Tickets are on sale priced at £155 per adult with a maximum of 4 tickets able to be bought per household, teen tickets (13 to 17 years old) are priced at £60, and kid (12 and under) are £4. Live-in vehicle tickets are priced at £50 (per vehicle for the weekend), and car park tickets are £7.50 in advance, more on the gate. Sunday Day tickets are priced at £70 and are only valid for camping on Sunday night.

To buy tickets from Seetickets - click here.

To buy tickets from Gigantic - click here.

To buy tickets from Ticketmaster - click here.

To buy tickets from Ticketline - click here.

Deposit Scheme/Payment Plan

The Deposit Scheme involved paying an initial deposit of £50 for a ticket and paying the balance by Monday 31st May 2010. This offer was only available until Thursday 31st December 2009. The Payment Plan offerd ticket buyers the chance to buy tickets across four monthly payments. Make an initial payment of 25% of the face value of tickets, and then pay the outstanding balance over the consecutive three months.

The Big Chill offers a highly evolved, all-round experience for 30,000 people including a wide variety of music and performance, art, spaces for kids, comedy, dance and film; technology and its relationship with nature; identifying artists and nurturing their creativity.


There will be a full programme of workshops, performances and creative activity.

On-site facilities

On-site facilities include a shop selling groceries & newspapers, bars, food stalls, merchandise stalls, cash point machine and a 24 hour cafe amongst other things. Alcohol cannot be brought into the main arena but is permitted in the camping areas (but NO GLASS!).

Disabed Facilities

The venue is a general campsite that has disabled toilets & showers, please contact Big Chill HQ before the event for more information.

Boutique babysitting

Latitude will offer dedicated fully qualified festival childcare professionals who will provide bespoke childcare at a 'mini festival' of their own the Boutique Babysitting kids club. Parents will be given the chance to drop off their little ones at a choice of two 4-hour sessions, with the later one taking place after the festivals' own Children's Area has closed up for the night. Children will be invited to explore and experiment with their own music studios, production, wardrobe and stage areas; make new festival friends; play games and generally enjoy some parent-free fun at their very own festival.


No fires or foil BBQs are permitted on site, although BBQs on legs are allowed. No pets allowed. No video cameras allowed. No amped music or sound systems allowed.

More info

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Big Chill.

More details will be here when available.

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