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Scenes at The Big Chill 2010 by Jamie Boynton
Scenes at The Big Chill 2010 by Jamie Boynton

The Big Chill has added the White Rabbit Lounge to its roster of stages, with Robyn Hitchcock and Joe Boyd's new project set to feature.

White Bicycles is based on legendary producer Boyd‘s book about music-making in the 60’s of the same name, and he’ll “provide the stories”, while ex-Soft Boys frontman and cult solo singer-songwriter Hitchcock “sings the songs.”

Connan Mockasin will also play a live set, with DJing stints coming from the likes of Mixmaster Morris and Ben Ayers.

The Lounge has been produced in collaboration with Glenn Max, who has previously worked on the Meltdown and Ether festivals.

Max‘s band Last Man Standing will also play the stage twice during the weekend, opening proceedings on Thursday (4 August) with Morris DJing.

Both acts perform again on Friday (5 August), where they’ll be joined by The Kool Aid Electric Company, Connan Mockasin, A.J. Holmes, Sam Sallon and Iiona Superstar.

Saturday (6 August) will be hosted by Howard Monk, and include DJ sets from Furry Sounds and Cosmic Slop DJs, and live performances from Rayographs, Zun Zun Egui, Soft Hearted Scientists, plus a second appearance from The Kool Aid Electric Company.

Ben Ayers will perform a DJ set under the name Light of Aquarius on Sunday (7 August), when Richard Olson, Cosmic Slop and Hitchcock will also take to the decks. Wolf People, The See See, The Lucid Dream, The Wicked Whispers, and The Junipers are all set to play before White Bicycles round things off.

As previously announced, Kanye West, The Chemical Brothers and Rodrigo y Gabriela will headline the festival this year.

The Big Chill 2011 will take place on 4-7 August at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Weekend tickets are priced at £165 and are on sale now.

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