Kanye West to play exclusive gig at Big Chill festival

19/04/11

Reuters

Kanye West is to make his only UK festival appearance of the summer at the Big Chill festival.

Dance legends The Chemical Brothers and Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are the other two headliners at the Herefordshire event.

Price Tag singer Jessie J is also set to appear on the middle day of the festival, taking to the stage before Kanye.

Chipmunk, Calvin Harris and Katy B are lined up for the second stage.

Kanye, who played the Coachella festival at the weekend, will perform his latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, for the first time in the UK.

Organiser Melvin Benn said: "To be able to offer such well respected and diverse performances, from our headliners to our international artists and breakthrough names is a true pleasure and we are thrilled to be able to evolve the musical content of the festival."

The Big Chill has been going since 1994 and will be held in the grounds of Eastnor Castle from 4-7 August.