The Big Chill



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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Malvern Hills, Herefordshire, England UK
Festival Contact Information

The Big Chill
c/o Festival Republic
35 Bow Street, Covent Garden,
London
WC2E 7AU England UK
Email: info@bigchill.net

Festival Description

The Big Chill festival is an annual event founded by Pete Lawrence and Katrina Larkin who started The Big Chill Sunday Social all-dayers at the Union Chapel Islington in 1994. However, the first outdoor Big Chill festival took place at The Black Mountains, Wales in 1995. Pete is the music programmer, and a DJ and radio presenter with a weekly show on Chill Radio (DAB). The Festival features Live music and DJs. A mixed bag of seasoned ambient favourites to contemporary flavours, chilled to upfront beats, world music to homegrown drum’n’bass, all dance including electronica, jazz, funk, soul, techno and house, as well as orchestras and big bands, dub, reggae, folk, ceilidh and lots more besides.

The Bill Chill will be taking steps to be the greenest yet in its history. Their initiative of ‘Leave No Trace’ seeks to reduce carbon emmisons, print their programs on sustainable resources and environmentally friendly ink. Local food produce will be delivered to the site for the use of stall holders who are encouraged to buy their ingredients… and much more.

Festival Dates August, 2013 (postponed)
Festival Links

http://www.bigchill.net/

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FINAL WINNERS: THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD 2009:
  • The organisers of the Award, campaign and advice group AGreenerFestival.com said that they were particularly pleased with the number of outstanding festivals in 2009 with twelve festivals being awarded very high marks. The Award is based on a 56 part questionnaire which covers office management, greenhouse gas emissions, supporting green initiatives, travel and transport, waste and recycling, water management, environmental protection and noise reduction and almost all the festivals will receive a visit from an independent auditor to assess their green efforts. http://agreenerFestival.com
    • All winning Festivals will receive a special trophy designed by competition winner Sade Goddard from Keswick School in Cumbria whose winning design features a Red Kite motif and is made from recycled plastic bottles, crushed CDs and remoulded Wellington boots.
    • The winner of the overall Greener Festival Award 2009 will be announced at the UK Festival Awards which will be held at the O2 Arena in London on November 19th 2009. The following winners are…
  • OUTSTANDING GREENER FESTIVALS
    • BONNAROO (USA)
    • BIG TENT (Scotland)
    • BLUESFEST (Australia)
    • CROISSANT NEUF (England)
    • ELOICA (Spain)
    • ISLE OF WIGHT (England)
    • PEATS RIDGE (Aus)
    • ROTHBURY (USA)
    • SOUTHBOUND (Australia)
    • SUNRISE (England)
    • WAVEFORM (England)
    • WORKHOUSE (Wales)
  • THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS
    • BESTIVAL
    • BIG SESSION (England)
    • CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL (England)
    • CAMP BESTIVAL (England)
    • THE CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL
    • THE FALLS FESTIVAL (Australia)
    • GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL (England)
    • FIREGATHERING (England)
    • MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (England)
    • OYA FESTIVALEN (Norway)
    • ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH (Italy)
    • SONISPHERE (England)
    • SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER (England)
    • SZEGED (Hungary)
    • T-IN-THE-PARK (Scotland)
    • WEST BEACH (USA)
    • WOMADelaide (Australia)
  • IMPROVING GREENER FESTIVALS
    • ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL (USA)
    • BIG CHILL (England)
    • DOWNLOAD (England)
    • THE GLADE (England)
    • HYDE PARK CALLING (England)
    • STANDON CALLING (England)
    • WIRELESS (England)
    • Y-NOT (England)

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