The Big Chill Festival is delighted to announce that the legendary DJ Don Letts will take to the Lazyland stage for a late night set and the fabulous Hot Chip`s Joe Goddard, dub step maestro Plastician and dub and reggae producer Adrian Sherwood will be continuing the party at The Deer Park Stage after headliners Massive Attack, M.I.A. and Lily Allen.
With less than ten days to go until The Big Chill Festival`s 16th edition, the event`s line up is stronger than ever with a superb array of music, arts, cinema and spoken word. With a line up of acts that covers all genres of music from the pop sirens M.I.A., Lily Allen and Paloma Faith to R`n`B and grime with Tinie Tempah, Plan B and Giggs, dubstep from Magnetic Man and Joker, to the brilliant selection of electronic dance music from Massive Attack, Kruder & Dorfmeister and Toddla T, this year`s festival is as diverse as ever before offering something for all tastes. The party doesn`t stop with the end of the headliners as each night features a different DJ putting their own stamp on the festival`s hedonistic nature.
Don Letts is famed as the DJ that led the cross over charge for many punks` introduction to Reggae music on the dance floor of the legendary Roxy club in 1977. Not just a master on the decks Letts is a film maker who has exhibited in some of the world`s premier arts institutes. Letts eagerly returns to The Big Chill with his priceless collection of reggae, dub and ska classics, new and old, to be blasted out loud on the Lazyland stage into the early hours of Saturday morning after The Seahawks set.
Closing after Friday`s Deer Park Stage headliners Massive Attack is Joe Goddard, one of Electropop outfit Hot Chip`s founding members. When Goddard is not manning the synthesizers in his band you can find him whipping up the ones and twos. Through his international DJ schedule his sets include a heady mix of Chicago house, German Techno and even some vintage soul numbers.
Rinse FM`s dub step and grime DJ Plastician will be the final act on the stage after international superstar M.IA. on Saturday. Plastician, who used to be known under the moniker of Plasticman, has graced the airwaves of both pirate radio and more recently BBC Radio 1. He is given a great deal of credit in the rise of grime and dub step music as a key producer / DJ featuring on many of the most popular mix tapes and compilations. Plastician has produced tracks for some of the UK`s finest underground grime talent including Skepta, JME and Wiley.
Best known for his work with dub music DJ, producer and remixer Adrian Sherwood has worked with some of the music world`s finest names including Depeche Mode, Coldcut, Sinead O`Conner and Lee â€œScratchâ€ Perry. His extremely diverse dealings with the music world have seen him bring together Jamaican musicians and pen reggae scores for the film world as well as contribute to the industrial genre. Sherwood will be the final act on the Deer Park Stage at this year`s festival, a great honour that will surely see one of his finest sets yet â€“ a dub-tastic delight to enjoy after Lily has left the stage!
The Big Chill takes place 5th â€“ 8th August, Eastnor Castle Deer Park, see www.bigchill.net/festival for further details.
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