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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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6 Music to broadcast from The Big Chill Festival

Craig Charles, Cerys Matthews, Norman Jay MBE, Mr Scruff and Jamie xx are to broadcast live for digital station BBC Radio 6 Music from The Big Chill Festival this August, bringing their own unique styles to the airwaves.

The three shows, Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show (Saturday 6 August, 7-10pm), Cerys On 6 (Sunday 7 August, 10am-12noon) and 6 Mix (Sunday 7 August, 8-10pm) will broadcast live from the festival site in Eastnor, Herefordshire. Each show will reflect the festival's music and guests.

Festival-goers will also have the chance to see some of the shows broadcast live on stage from the newly created Big Chill Radio stage.

On Saturday evening, Craig Charles, a veteran of The Big Chill, plays his usual mix of stomping funk and soul floor-fillers in a show that is sure to get the audience dancing. Craig also has a live performance from singer songwriter Andreya Triana.

Craig Charles is looking forward to playing at the festival: "You're going to hear big beats, bass lines, banging brass and booga' bloomin' loo'. We'll be laying some heat on The Big Chill – feisty funk and sexy soul blues ska and rock 'n' roll. We'll tear the roof right off The Big Chill so put your sunglasses on. No sleep till bedtime."

Sunday evening sees 6 Mix reflect The Big Chill's dance music heritage with a special live show featuring two DJ performances from Big Chill stalwarts Norman Jay and Mr Scruff, alongside an exclusive set from future superstar DJ Jamie xx.

6 Music listeners have the chance to go to the festival by entering the ticket giveaway. Full details plus terms and conditions can be found at bbc.co.uk/6music. The ticket giveaway closes at 1pm on 25 July.

Full schedule of related programming in chronological order:

The Best Of The Funk & Soul Show
Saturday 30 July 2-3am
Highlights from across the years on the Funk and Soul Show, including tracks from the Maida Vale session with The Fantasy Funk Band – the band dreamed up by the show's listeners and put together by Craig – and Craig's interview with Bootsy Collins.

Classic 6 Mix
Saturday 30 July 10pm-12.00midnight
A repeat of a classic 6 Mix. DJ Andrew Weatherall discusses his role as producer of Primal Scream's seminal Screamadelica album and plays the tunes which inspired the album.

Moments In Love – A History Of Chillout
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 August 12midnight-12.30am
DJ, producer and broadcaster Chris Coco tells the story of the music we know as chillout and traces its origins back through history, (two parts, first broadcast in 2004).

Chill Out
Thursday 4 and Friday 5 August 12midnight-12.30am
Alexis Petridis tells the story of chillout and ambient music from Bach, through Brian Eno, Air and beyond, (two parts, first broadcast in 2003).

The Live Music Hour
Friday 5 August 4-5am
Performing at The Big Chill Festival, another chance to hear Robert Plant's live set from Glastonbury 1993

The Live Music Hour
Saturday 6 August 4-5am
A special archive concert from The Big Chill Festival's Sunday night headliners Rodrigo y Gabriella, recorded at Summer Sundae in 2003

Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show
Saturday 6 August 7-10pm
Craig's Funk And Soul Show live from The Big Chill Radio Stage with guests including Andreya Triana

Cerys On 6
Sunday 7 August 10am-12noon
Cerys Matthew's show broadcasts live from site with a mixture of eclectic music, from blues to beats and poetry plus performers from this year's festival

6 Mix
Sunday 7 August 8-10pm
6 Mix live from The Big Chill with DJ sets from Norman Jay MBE, Mr Scruff and Jamie xx

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