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The Big Chill 2009 News

07 Aug 2009 - 09 Aug 2009
Eastnor Castle, UK

Winner The Lifetime Achievement Award (UK Festivals Awards 2009)

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UK Festival Awards shortlists announced
The shortlists for this year's UK Festival Awards have been announced.
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M.I.A., more join Exit Festival 2011 line-up
Groove Armada present Red Light, among new acts
South West Four Weekender 2011 completes line-up
Sasha, Sven Vath, Tiga, more for SW4 Festival - buy tickets!
The Twilight Sad, more for 2000trees Festival
Independent festival in Gloucestershire is close to selling out, organisers reveal.
More artists for Latitude Festival 2011 arts arenas
New additions to theatre, comedy, more - buy tickets!
La Roux, many more acts for Sziget Festival 2011
White Lies, among latest acts - buy tickets!
Clare Maguire tops Macmillan's Big Mix 2011
Tim Burgess, more for the festival - buy tickets!
Volvo Snowbombing 2011
We return to the slopes for a week-long party
Fixers: 'I really like Rebecca Black, I won't have a word said against her!'
Jack Goldstein speaks Zac Efron, pop and why he hated radio
Playing the field! New bands to watch this summer: Engine-Earz Experiment
'We've got to make sure we deliver otherwise we're in fucking trouble!'
Tribes: 'If you can't play the songs live, then you should stop doing it'
We catch up with Johnny Lloyd ahead of Live At Leeds
My Festival Life... Alex Paterson of The Orb
He talks tornados, expanding penises and toilet paper
The Twilight Sad: 'If we came from Edinburgh we'd be rubbish'
The band also tell festival organisers to book them
Sub Focus: 'I've got a very busy summer coming up including Reading and Leeds'
Producer chats to VF at Volvo Snowbombing
Chase And Status: 'The only German words I know are silly swearwords'
We speak to Saul Miltion at Snowbombing
Fatboy Slim: 'To treat Snowbombing as just a show doesn't do it justice - you have to get involved!'
We chat to the superstar DJ at Snowbombing
Guillemots: "She's a very good whistler and I think I'd take months of training"
Ellen Tout speaks to Guillemots lead singer, Fyfe Dangerfield, about European festivals, feeling star-struck and why Laura Marling tried to teach him to whistle.
Flogging Molly: 'People were phoning up our office saying I should be kicked out of the country!'
The band talk festivals, meeting Johnny Marr and introducing Prince
Follow my Leeds: how to ready yourself for Live At Leeds 2011
Preview the chaos and calm of a weekend of live music in Leeds
Indie stomping ground: the Camden Crawl returns
What to watch, inside tips, a Spotify playlist, more!
BLOG: Chill out! The Big Chill line-up isn't all about commercialisation
One blogger strikes back against commercialisation complaints
BLOG: Run from the mill: five obscure bands to catch at Glastonbury
Matt Miles recommends some acts at Worthy Farm this summer
BLOG: Year for giggle-gold masterclass at Glastonbury
Blog on the best high-culture on the 2011 Glastonbury bill
BLOG: Have Glastonbury produced a Worthy 2011 line-up?
Two hacks have their say on the subject!
My Festival Life... James Brown, Pulled Apart By Horses
The guitarist speaks about pissing on people, Radiohead, more
Poll: Do you want to watch a festival in 3D?
We gauge reaction to the news Sky Arts will screen leading music festivals in HD and 3D
I was there! Spot yourself in our Volvo Snowbombing 2011 photos
All the crowd shots from the Austrian event
Going green: how to festival with a conscience
This week Daniel Lomas looks at biodegradable cups
Going green: how to festival with a conscience
Dane Cobain investigates car-sharing with FestivalBudi.com
My Festival Life...Benji Webbe, Skindred
We chat with Benji about drinking with Johnny Rotten, trousers ripping on stage and running into trouble at Sonisphere.
Festival app review: Volvo Snowbombing 2011
We try out the iPhone application
Going green: how to festival with a conscience
This week it's all about toilets!
Snow, schnapps and soundsystems! It's time for Snowbombing 2011!
What to see, what to pack, what to drink and more!
Festival Republic buys into The Big Chill
The Big Chill is the latest festival to be taken over by Festival Republic.
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UK Festival Awards 2009 - Vote Now!
UK Festival Awards 2009 - Vote Now!
Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2009, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.
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Thousands rally to help Big Green Gathering
Thousands rally to help Big Green Gathering
The Big Chill and Sunrise festivals have offered to accept Big Green Gathering tickets as thousands of e-mails begin to flood the event's in-boxes in support.
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Chris Cunningham to play live at Big Chill
Chris Cunningham to play live at Big Chill
Chris Cunningham, the music video director who has worked with Aphex Twin and Bjork, is set to play a very rare 55-minute live performance at this year's Big Chill.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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Lindstrom for rare festival date at The Big Chill
Norwegian producer Hans-Peter Lindstrom is set to play a rare festival date at The Big Chill this summer.
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Noel Fielding added to The Big Chill line-up
Noel Fielding added to The Big Chill line-up
Comedian Noel Fielding is the latest name to be added to The Big Chill line-up.
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VF launches Festival Matchmaker
VF launches Festival Matchmaker
Virtual Festivals is pleased to introduce Festival Matchmaker, a clever application that recommends three events you should attend this summer based on your personal music taste!
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Virtual Festivals launches merchandise store
Virtual Festivals is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Noise Merchandise to make sure you're kitted up for the upcoming summer.
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British Sea Power to re-score film at The Big Chill
British Sea Power are set to re-score a classic film at The Big Chill, as organisers reveal their film and activities plans from the Thursday night of the festival onwards.
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The Big Chill to create a zombie nation
Thursday (6 August) night at The Big Chill is set to become fright night as organisers attempt to create the world's biggest-ever zombie scene.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...
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David Byrne, many more for The Big Chill
Former-Talking Heads man David Byrne is among a slew of names announced for this year's Big Chill.
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Orbital self-confirmed for Global Gathering
The newly reformed Orbital have self-confirmed themselves for Global Gathering.
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Basement Jaxx for The Big Chill 2009
Basement Jaxx are the latest heavyweight to be confirmed for next year's Big Chill festival, joining a reformed Orbital and a host of new additions.
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Orbital to reform for The Big Chill
Celebrating 20 years of roof-raising rave anthems and cinematic techno symphonies, the legendary duo Paul and Phil Hartnoll will re-unite for a live set at Eastnor Castle next summer.
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AIF announces Security Task Force scheme
The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its Security Task Force scheme.
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