Future of The Big Chill festival still uncertain
Festival boss wants a 'completely fresh take on what a festival should be'
Chris Swindells - 24 July 2012
In January Melvin Benn announced that the festival would not happen, and put some blame on the Olympics, which had affected "artist availability".
However, in an interview with BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat this week, the festival boss admitted the festival may still not return and he was looking at relaunching the Herefordshire event next summer.
Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic - who also organise Reading, Leeds and Latitude Festival, said: "The Big Chill [in 2012] was a clash with the Olympics but more importantly with the Big Chill it was me not being absolutely certain where I wanted to take the festival and what I was doing with the festival.
"I'm actually going down there next week to the very same site to have a look.
"I'll go with a couple of people that I hope will be working with me on - not the Big Chill, it won't necessarily be the Big Chill - but a replacement or something to be born out of that."
The festival was first held in 1994 and takes place in the grounds of Eastnor Castle, Ledbury in Herefordshire.
The Big Chill 2012 featured performances from Kanye West, The Chemical Brothers and Rodrigo y Gabriela.