British Sea Power to re-score film at The Big Chill

Band will rework 'Man Of Aran' as organisers reveal more film news

British Sea Power to re-score film at The Big Chill

Photographer: Sara Bowrey13 March 2009

The Brighton-based band will be re-working the music for 'Man Of Aran' as well as providing the soundtrack for the documentary 'Winged Migration'.

Elsewhere, those arriving on the Thursday (6 August) night of the festival will be invited to come in costume or dress up on site as zombies as Film4 and Warp Flim try to break to world record for the largest amount of zombies caught on camera.

To get people into the mood, festival chiefs will also be showing classic zombie films through the night.

Over the rest of the festival, Film4 will create the Dereliction Drive-In, a field of abandoned cars for Chillers to sit, roam and crash out around. The area will also have screens showing ghostly re-mixes of imagine road movies, while car stereos will play crackled soundtracks recorded by guest artists and DJs.

Organisers have also announced a new Film4 Cinema Tent, which will show Dereliction Drive-In themed movies as well as classic Bollywood films.

The BFI will also put together a programme of feature length and short films, live scores and talks. with the 40th anniversary of the moon landing and the international year of astronomy used as inspiration.

The ICA will also show some films including the musical travelogue 'Gypsy Caravan' and other movies from their back catalogue.

Speaking about today’s announcement, festival organiser Katrina Larkin said: "Last year over half the chillers arrived for the festival on the Thursday, a day before the main music entertainment. So this year, to our excitement, and following an approach from the BFI, the British Sea Power project fitted into plact for Thursday."

The Big Chill 2009 will take place at Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire from 7-9 August with Orbital, Basement Jaxx and Pharaoh Saunders already confirmed.

Click here for the latest Big Chill line-up.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for an adult weekend pass, with other prices available.

Click here to buy Big Chill 2009 tickets.

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