James Blake confirmed for very special Thursday night performance at The Big Chill

 



James Blake
confirmed for very
special Thursday
night performance at
The Big Chill
Deer Park Stage to open on
Thursday in 2011
Eastnor Castle Deer Park,
Herefordshire
4th – 7th August 2011
James Blake
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The Big Chill is delighted to announce critically-acclaimed post-dubstep pioneer
James Blake will perform on the Deer Park Stage at this year’s festival on
Thursday night.
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Uber-talented musician, DJ and producer James Blake, who ranked second in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll, will
play a set of his highly-acclaimed smooth, dubstep-peppered electronic tracks on Thursday night at The Big Chill on
the Deer Park Stage.
James Blake ventured to some of London’s cutting edge dubstep clubs; DMZ and FWD>> around 2007 and was
truly taken aback by the fresh sounds and atmosphere. Already studying popular music at Goldsmiths, the injection
of inspiration from DJs such as Mala, Coki and Digital Mystikz propelled Blake down a path that led to the creation
the now distinctive sound, which blended the electronic vibrancy of the emerging dubstep scene with the harmonies
found in his teenage Motown-filled record collection.
Plays of his early singles on Rinse FM and feverous blogger attention sent Blake on a course which landed him
several accolades. “CMYK” scored a Record of the Week from Nick Grimshaw and Single of the Year (2010) at Gilles
Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, Blake’s reworking of the Feist track “Limit to your Love” was the Hottest Record in
the World according to Zane Lowe. Following a year of concentrated recording Blake released his self-titled debut in
February 2011 and the record quickly went on to become a top 10 hit, whilst the same year also saw Blake pick up a
nomination for the Critics’ Choice category at the Brit Awards.
With contemporaries such as Jamie Woon, Digital Mystikz, Jamie xx and DJ Distance already confirmed for The Big
Chill, Blake is a perfect addition to the now expanded festival.
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Now a fully fledged member of the Festival Republic family The Big Chill is poised to build further on the successes
of 2010. Last year saw an international line-up of some of the biggest selling names in electronic, indie and pop
music and 2011 sees another all-star cast taking to The Big Chill stages including an exclusive UK festival
appearance by Kanye West plus The Chemical Brothers and Rodrigo y Gabriela. The Big Chill takes place from
4th to 7th of August 2011 at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Ledbury, Herefordshire.
News on Big Chill Festival tickets
Two-day tickets are now on sale in addition to Weekend and Day passes.
For all information on tickets, including Ticketline’s 4-month ticket purchase payment plan – please go to:
http://www.bigchill.net/festival/info/tickets-0

Editor’s Notes
The Big Chill festival 2011
Dates:
4th – 7th August 2011
Location:
Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Eastnor, Ledbury,
Herefordshire, HR8
Website:
www.bigchill.net/festival
The Big Chill Festival tickets
For all information on tickets, including Ticketline’s 4-
month ticket purchase payment plan – please go to:
http://www.bigchill.net/festival/info/tickets-0
Weekend Tickets (including camping):
Adult Weekend: £165 + booking fee
Family Weekend: £165 + booking fee
Child Weekend (13 – 15): £85 + booking fee
Child Weekend (12 and under): £5
2 Day tickets (including camping):
Adult Friday & Saturday 2 day ticket: £120.00 + booking fee
Family Friday & Saturday 2 day ticket: £120.00 booking fee
Child (13-15) Friday & Saturday: £45.00 + booking fee
Adult Saturday & Sunday: £120.00 + booking forward
Adult Saturday & Sunday: £120.00 + booking fee
Child (13-15) Saturday & Sunday: £45.00 + booking fee
Day Tickets (including limited camping availability):
Friday day ticket: £75 + booking fee
Saturday day ticket: £75 + booking fee
Sunday day ticket: £75 + booking fee
Other tickets:
Car park ticket: £7.50
Campervan ticket: £65 + booking fee
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Monday – Thursday 8.45am – 5.15pm and Fridays 8.45am –
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9.30am - 5pm Monday-Saturday
Local discounted tickets available to residents of the
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WR13, WR14, WR19*, WR20*, GL18, GL19
*New expanded postcodes for 2011

What the press said last year
“The Big Chill has kept its undoubted spirit”
**** The Guardian
“Oodles of space combined with serene countryside
make The Big Chill the perfect antidote to the queues
and general claustrophobia Glastonbury provides”
Daily Star
“The Big Chill remains a healingly relaxed, eclectic
festival”
**** The Independent
“It’s not just the endless selection of music available
that makes the chill special, or even the decoration
adoring the rolling Malvern hills – it’s the real sense of
limbo, you become fully immersed within a sense of
balance. It’s this good vibe and free thinking attitude
that continues to make The Big Chill one of the nicest
festivals I’ve been to, and long may it continue this
way.” Clash
“Carving a tidy niche as the thinking man’s electronic
festival”
DJ Magazine
“The original – and still the best – boutique festival”
Company Magazine
“The Big Chill’s still got it’s magic”
Datatransmission
“The Big Chill has bloomed, blossomed and grown”
8/10 VirtualFestivals
“Today The Big Chill field is a nonstop jabbering of
ideas and emotions, an anarchic paradise closer to
art ideas, ideals and creativity than [Spencer]
Tunick’s final images come” Sunday Times

The Big Chill 2011 line-up at a glance
http://www.bigchill.net/festival/info/line-up
Deer Park Stage
Thursday
James Blake
Deer Park Stage
Friday
The Chemical Brothers
Empire Of The Sun
Neneh Cherry
Wild Beasts
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Here We Go Magic
Electrelane
Mahala Raï Banda
The Revellers’ Stage
Friday
Chipmunk
Aloe Blacc
Hercules and Love Affair
Horace Andy
Ladi6
Fenech-Soler
Cubic Zirconia
Fight Like Apes
Closing the Revellers’ Fri:
Plastician
The People’s Ear Stage
Friday
Konono N°1
Ghostpoet
Digital Mystikz
xxxy
Scuba
Electric Wire Hustle
The Stepkids
Matthew Halsall Remixed
Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra
Starburst
Friday
Global Communication [DJ set]
Luke Vibert
Jimmy Edgar
DJ Food
Stinkahbell
Deer Park Stage
Saturday
Kanye West
Jessie J
Metronomy
Tom Middleton
Janelle Monáe
The Bullitts feat. Jay Electronica
and Lucy Liu
Crystal Fighters
The Knocks
Closing the Deer Park Sat:
2manyDJs
The Revellers’ Stage
Saturday
Calvin Harris
Example
The Midnight Beast
NZ Shapeshifter
Katy B
Devlin
The Brandt Brauer Frick
Ensemble
Dionne Bromfield
The People’s Ear Stage
Saturday
Buraka Som Sistema
Spoek Mathambo
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Congo Natty and Tenor Fly [full
live show]
Lil Silva
Submotion Orchestra
Andreya Triana
Starburst
Saturday
Kissy Sell Out Symphony of Light
Jaymo & Andy George
Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Show
Just Jack [DJ Set]
Future Boogie DJs
Deer Park Stage
Sunday
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Robert Plant and The Band of
Joy
Warpaint
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force
Norman Jay
North Mississippi Allstars Duo
Steel Pulse
About Group
Closing the Deer Park Sun:
Chris Cunningham
The Revellers’ Stage
Sunday
Sharon Jones & The Dap-
Kings
Quantic and his Comba
Bárbaro
Jamie Woon
Mulatu Astatke & The Black
Jesus Experience
Liam Bailey
Smoove & Turrell
Closing the Revellers’ Sun:
Annie Nightingale: Decades
Show
The People’s Ear Stage
Sunday
Four Tet
Jamie xx
King Midas Sound
Julio Bashmore
Engine-Earz Experiment
Taylor McFerrin
Prince Fatty Soundsystem
East Park Reggae Collective
Starburst
Sunday
Mr. Scruff
Baio - Vampire Weekend DJ
set
True Tiger
Redlight
Dirtyphonics
DJ Derek
Fantastic Mr Fox
Distance

The line-up so far…
http://www.bigchill.net/festival/info/line-up
2manyDJs
Legendary deck favourites, bootleggers and Soulwax off-shoot
About Group
Improvisation-based band including Hot Chip’s Alexis Talyor
Aloe Blacc
Californian-born soulful solo artist
Andreya Triana
Sultry and soulful solo artist produced by Bonobo
Annie Nightingale: Decades Show
DJ legend awarded a MBE for her services to radio broadcasting
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Former lo-fi and freak folk scene artist’s full live band project and Pitchfork poll topper
Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra
Leeds-based band taking inspiration from 70s afrobeat and the free jazz 60s movements
Baio – Vampire Weekend DJ set
Vampire Weekend’s bassist, appearing at The Big Chill is his DJ guise
The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble
Classical/techno crossover trio from Germany
The Bullitts
Inspired by his collaboration with Gorillaz, Jaymes Samuel embarks on a similarly epic project combining film and music known as
The Bullitts and joined by guests Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu
Buraka Som Sistema
Electronic project from Portugal blending techno beats and African kuduro sounds
Calvin Harris
Number one scoring electro-pop solo artist and producer
The Chemical Brothers
One of international dance music’s most successful and most respected duos
Chipmunk
Chart-topping and MOBO winning young rap star
Chris Cunningham
Celebrated video artist who has produced works for modern icons including Aphex Twin and Björk
Congo Natty and Tenor Fly [full live show]
Jungle producer aka Rebel MC joined by ‘B-Boy Stance’ rapper
Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Show
A Big Chill regular and BBC6 Music’s Funk and Soul specialist
Crystal Fighters
London-based multi-national band combining electronic beats with their native Basque instruments
Cubic Zirconia
Ethnic inspired New York Disco
Devlin
Leading grime MC
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Digital Mystikz
Dubstep duo and the team behind the DMZ label and club nights
Dionne Bromfield
Retro-inspired soulful singer, signed to her Godmother, Amy Winehouse’s record label Lioness Records
Dirtyphonics
Parisian five piece scratch crew producing intense and energetic drum ‘n’ bass and dubstep
Distance
Experimental and progressive dubstep originator
DJ Derek
Veteran of The Big Chill with an encyclopaedic knowledge of rocksteady, ska, dancehall and soul
DJ Food
Ninja Tune artist famed for the Jazz Break albums
East Park Reggae Collective
10 member strong dub and reggae outfit
Electrelane
Alt-rockers returning in 2011 from a three year hiatus
Electric Wire Hustle
New Zealand-based band with a psychedelic and soulful take on the hip-hop sound
Empire Of The Sun
Glam-tinged futuristic electronic duo from Australia
Engine-Earz Experiment
Dubstep’s answer to Massive Attack, a collective featuring Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Akala and Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard
plus many more
Example
Lyrically slick rap/pop solo artist, set with full live band
Fantastic Mr Fox
Tour buddy of The xx and favourite of James Blake for his eclectic dubstep, 8-bit and R&B samples
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force
Eldest son of afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and celebrated saxophonist and band leader in his own right
Fenech-Soler
Eletropop and indie splicing Northamptonshire-based band
Fight Like Apes
Lo-fi Irish alt rock trio recently nominated for the Choice Music Prize
Four Tet
Acclaimed electronic musician and recent collaborator of both Burial and Thom Yorke
Fuel presents Electric Hotel, an outside sound and dance spectacular from Fuel Theatre
Fuel presents ‘The Simple Things in Life’ – five immersive experiences from Lewis Gibson, David Harradine, The London
Snorkelling Team, Frauke Requardt and Barnaby Stone
Future Boogie DJs
Bristol-based party crew
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Nine-piece band formed in Leeds creating live dub, ska, roots and reggae sounds
Ghostpoet
Downbeat and quirky beats and rhymes from an up and coming solo MC
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Global Communication [DJ set]
Duo encompassing an array of sounds from ambient and house to techno and industrial
Hercules and Love Affair
New York-based glittering disco and electro collective
Here We Go Magic
Brooklyn-based five-piece creating ethereal indie, front by Luke Temple
Horace Andy
Reggae and Roots singer/songwriter who has appeared on several Massive Attack tracks
James Blake
Highly acclaimed post-dubstep pioneer
Jamie Woon
Electro-acoustic R&B tinged solo singer
Jamie xx
One third of The xx and rising production/remix star in his own right
Janelle Monáe
Energetic soul-funk-pop performer and experimenter
Jaymo & Andy George
Promoters behind the infamous Moda parties and rising DJ stars
Jessie J
Chart-topping pop newcomer with an acrobatic set of vocal chords
Jimmy Edgar
Detroit-based electronic multi instrumentalist
Julio Bashmore
House music-loving Bristolian DJ and producer
Just Jack [DJ Set]
Famed for Starz In Their Eyes’ Jack’s contemplative tone mixed with electro beats continue to win over thousands
Kanye West
Hip-hop innovator, performer and producer, international award winner and multi-platinum selling star
Katy B
The voice of dubstep and fast becoming hot pop property in her own right
King Midas Sound
The dubstep project from producer/journalist Kevin Martin and poet Roger Robinson
Kissy Sell Out Symphony of Light
Electic radio and club DJ armed with a kaleidoscopic record bag
Konono No1
A unique offering from Congolese seven strong band throwing Bazombo trance and electronic rhythms into the melting pot
Ladi6
New Zealand’s leading hip-hop soul artist, originally part of all-girl crew Sheelahroc, supported Gil Scott-Heron in 2010
Liam Bailey
Soulful solo singer and guest vocalist to Chase & Status
Lil Silva
Producer making waves in both the UK grime and funky scenes
Luke Vibert
Hip-hop inspired recording artist and DJ creating acid techno and jungle tracks

Mahala BaÏ Banda
Gypsy-inspired Balkan group from Romania
Matthew Halsall Remixed
Jazz-inspired Trumpeter and band leader
Metronomy
Quirky indie-eletro-pop outfit originating from Brighton
The Midnight Beast
YouTube stars of risqué comedy and parody, with a fun-packed show
Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience
Legendary composer, vibraphonist and the father of Ethiojazz
Mr. Scruff
DJ with marathon stamina, a love of tea and owner of a varied and quirky record box
Neneh Cherry
BRIT award winning icon of 90s British hip-hop
Norman Jay
Pioneering DJ, MBE and a regular and much love fixture at The Big Chill
North Mississippi Allstars Duo
Southern rock and blues from a Grammy Award-nominated duo
NZ Shapeshifter
Monstrous live grooves that synthesize barreling drum’n’bass, cavernous dub soundscapes and pounding hard rock, from the NZ
five-piece
Plastician
London’s première grime and dubstep DJ
Prince Fatty Soundsystem
Producer to Graham Coxon and Lily Allen and lover of all things dub and reggae flavoured
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro
Worcestershire-born but Columbian based multi-instrumentalist aka Will Holland
Redlight
Reinvented DJ Clipz, moving from d ‘n’ b into garage, breaks and dubstep
Robert Plant and The Band of Joy
Folk and Blues experts lead by the legendary Led Zeppelin front man
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Captivating acoustic duo playing passionate, Latin-infused guitar
Scuba
Head of the Hotflush label and influential dubstep DJ in his own right
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
60s and 70s fun/soul revival group
Smoove & Turrell
Geordie duo living with the finest smooth funk and soul
Spoek Mathambo
South African futuristic hip-hop artist
Steel Pulse
One of Britain’s original and best reggae bands formed in Birmingham’s 70’s club scene
The Stepkids
American Psychedelic soul/jazz trio

Stinkahbell
London-based dubstep duo pumping out deep bass-heavy tracks
Submotion Orchestra
7-piece live band skilfully slicing jazz, electro and bass heavy sounds
Taylor McFerrin
Future hip-hop meets 60s soul roots from the son of Bobby McFerrin
Tom Middleton
One half of Global Communication and DJ in his own right, Middleton has performed at every year of The Big Chill
True Tiger
Six-member strong DJ and producer crew now performing as a live act in their own right
Warpaint
Ethereal art rock group formed in LA
Wild Beasts
Mercury Music Prize nominated indie four piece
xxxy
Rising Mancunion DJ producing 8-bit tinged beats
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Sponsors
Vodafone is proud to be the Official Communications Partner of Big Chill. To say
thank you, Vodafone is giving all its UK customers unrivalled access to some of
Britain’s best summer festivals, along with other great events.
Register at www.vodafone.co.uk/vip for your chance to buy tickets at least 48 hours
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Tuborg are very excited to be back as the Official Beer of Big Chill this August. We
are looking forward to working closely with Festival Republic at the Big Chill to
quench the thirst of festival goers throughout the weekend.
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We’re proud to announce that Magners Golden Draught will be the official cider of
Big Chill Festival 2011. Magners Golden Draught is different to Magners Original,
being made from more of the small, hard-to-crush Dabinett and Michelin apples
which give it a crisp, more refreshing taste We hope you try a pint at Big Chill this
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Pepsi are proud to be the Official Cola partner of Big Chill and look forward to
refreshing festival goers and helping them to Max their experience across the festival.
To find out more visit www.pepsi.co.uk
Lucozade is the Official Energy Drink Provider to The Big Chill and will add energy to
your festival experience, making your weekend even more special, every step of the
way. From the moment festival-goers hit the campsites Lucozade will be there to add
a little bit more. Take a spin on the energy decks to win festival prizes and once the
party has started, Lucozade Original Delivery will help make your morning as good as
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We have joined up with National Express to offer you a variety of convenient and
great value transport and admission options direct to the festival from 25 UK
locations. National Express is providing a dedicated package service to the Big Chill
Festival including return coach travel, admission and camping. Alternatively, if you
already have your ticket, there is a coach travel only option making it easier to travel
direct to the festival.
They have enough space in the luggage hold for all your supplies and a tent and of
course the added bonus that travelling by coach is better for the environment than
travelling alone by car. Direct coach services will be available for travel to the festival
on 3rd, 4th and 5th August and return services will then depart from the Big Chill
Festival on Monday 8th August.
Book now at www.nationalexpress.com/bigchill and guarantee your seat and
admission for this year’s event.

Official Charity Partners
With the support of Festival Republic, the Kenyan Orphan Project is supporting
thousands of orphans and vulnerable children each year with health, nutrition and
education programmes in Kisumu, Kenya. Thanks to donations from Festival
Republic in this year alone, KOP has completed the building work for a rural primary
school in Alendu, western Kenya and installed two boreholes which will supply clean,
fresh water to communities in Alendu and Kunya. Festival Republic also sent a strong
and supportive team to join with KOP’s Making Tracks fundraiser: a sponsored bike
ride that saw 56 riders cycle across Kenya in support of KOP’s projects. Volunteers
from KOP will be hosting the information tent onsite so will be able to help with any
questions you may have. You can also find out more or see links to all of KOP’s
social media at www.KOPafrica.org
ActionAid doesn’t just hand out aid; they help poor people take control of their lives
and end their own poverty for good. ActionAid works with the world’s poorest and
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women, hold companies and governments to account and cope with emergencies in
over 40 countries. People living in poverty have the energy, commitment and ideas to
improve their lives. Add your time or money and you can help train people to be
health workers, skilled craftswomen and better farmers. The Big Chill are proud to
support ActionAid, a registered charity (no.274467).
www.actionaid.org.uk
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climate change. Its approach is simple yet effective; harness the power of the sun
and create affordable clean energy for communities in need. Barely 2% of rural
Africans have access to the electricity grid, yet many areas of the continent receive
some of the highest levels of sunshine in the world. SolarAid works with remote and
disadvantaged communities across southern and eastern Africa, helping people to
tap into an abundant source of free, renewable energy - the sun! Through its work,
SolarAid is empowering individuals, increasing education, health and income levels
and helping to stimulate local economies by creating business opportunities.
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