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The Big Chill Festival at Eastnor Deer Park, Herefordshire

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 06 August 2010

Andrew Marston brings you a mix of the latest chilled, electronica and house sounds from base of the Malvern Hills, together with a flavour of the annual event which attracts 40,000 people to our area.

  • Introducing... Festival Friday

    Introducing... Festival Friday

    Tonight from 7pm, we bring you the annual roundup of what's happening at Eastnor Deer Park in Herefordshire - home to the Big Chill.

    40,000 people are expected to turn up to this year's event - and this will be the first time it has been run under it's new management.

    But will the Big Chill be just as Big - and will it be just as Chilled? Andrew Marston investigates...

    See the photos from the opening day
  • Norman Jay

    Norman Jay

    The man knighted by the Queen for "services to music" explains what it takes to be a cutting edge DJ and how to get your music into the hands of the people that matter.

    See the pictures of his set from last year
  • Don Letts

    Don Letts

    Famed for his documentary on The Clash, the legendary DJ and producer is bringing his reggae vibes back to the Herefordshire countryside. Hear his tips for how you can get your music heard by the right people in the industry.

    Don Letts on BBC 6 Music
  • The Organisers

    We'll also hear from the organisers of the Big Chill festival on the millions it costs to stage, how they choose the artists, and the risks involved in undertaking such a large project.

  • Introducing... Your Gigs

    Introducing... Your Gigs

    We'll bring you the full list of what's happening in Herefordshire and Worcestershire at 1940. If you have an event you'd like publicised, email your MySpace to fridaysession@bbc.co.uk

    The Friday Session Gig Guide
  • Introducing... Your Reviews

    Introducing... Your Reviews

    Andy O'Hare is an independent music reviewer and will be here with the Hare Pieces at regular intervals throughout the show.

    Read the latest Hare Piece and get your reviews badge now!
  • Introducing... Future Shows

    Introducing... Future Shows

    20 August (live from the Worcester Music Festival)
    • The Morton Stanley Festival in Redditch previewed
    • Live from the Friday Session stage at the Marr's Bar featuring local musicians chosen by us: The Cohen Brothers, Laura Broad, Sons of Beaches, Carrie Hayden, Just Sweet Theft, Dastards, Robinson & Naked Remedy.

    3 September (live from Hereford)
    • Introducing... Peggy Cream's Friday Session (Worcester)

    10 September (live from Hereford)
    • Introducing... Wesley's Friday Session (Kington)

    17 September (live from Hereford)
    • Introducing... Vo Fletcher & Tyler Massey's Friday Session (West Malvern)

    24 September (live from Worcester)
    • Introducing... Olympic Arms' Friday Session (Hereford)

    8 October (live from Hereford)
    • Introducing... Teresa's Friday Session (Hereford)

    15 October (live from Worcester)
    • Introducing... I Am Ryan's Friday Session (Evesham)

    22 October (live from Hereford)
    • Introducing... Rogmeister's Friday Session (Hereford)

    29 October (live from Worcester)
    • Introducing... Riding Giants' Friday Session (Worcestershire)

    5 November (live from Hereford)
    • Introducing... Mice's Friday Session (Hereford)

    12 November (live from Worcester)
    • Introducing... Tallulah Fix's Friday Session (Malvern)

    26 November (live from Worcester)
    • Introducing... Izzy The Push's Friday Session (Evesham)

    The Friday Session Online



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