Big Chill Festival hots up as Robert Plant and Kanye West sign up

EX LED ZEPPELIN: Robert Plant is to play the Big Chill Festival with Kanye West

EX LED ZEPPELIN: Robert Plant is to play the Big Chill Festival with Kanye West

First published in What's On Bromsgrove Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , @floradruryWN #worcsnews

THE line-up for this year’s Big Chill Festival has been revealed.

Hip hop superstar Kanye West – who is at number three in the charts with Katy Perry – will be headlining the event at Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, which runs from Friday, August 5, to Sunday, August 7.

Among the other stars announced is former Led Zeppelin rocker Robert Plant, who lives near Kidderminster, who will perform with the Band of Joy on the final night.

West’s performance on the Saturday night will be a UK festival exclusive.

He will be joined on the Deer Park stage by Jesse J, who won this year’s Brit Awards critics choice, while Calvin Harris and newcomer Katy B play the Revellers Stage.

And Friday night is set to be no less impressive – the Chemical Brothers will headline the Deer Park stage, while Chipmunk will bring an urban feel to the Revellers Stage.

Melvin Benn, of Festival Republic, which took over the running of the Big Chill in 2009, said: “Having been at the forefront as a ‘boutique’ event, we have put together a programme that reflects the Big Chill’s heritage while offering up new and exciting developments for our audiences old and new alike.

“To be able to offer such well respected and diverse performances is a true pleasure and we are thrilled to be able to evolve the musical content of the festival.”

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12:40pm Tue 19 Apr 11

Marysplc says...

Katy Perry isn't playing. She's on her own tour in the US!
Katy Perry isn't playing. She's on her own tour in the US! Marysplc
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12:43pm Tue 19 Apr 11

MR H Marks says...

Kanye West is the most self important idiot I have ever had the displeasure to see in concert (don’t ask went with a friend as a favour)
Kanye West is the most self important idiot I have ever had the displeasure to see in concert (don’t ask went with a friend as a favour) MR H Marks
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12:46pm Tue 19 Apr 11

murray kelso says...

Marysplc - fixed, thanks.
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MK - Digital Editor
Marysplc - fixed, thanks. . MK - Digital Editor murray kelso
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12:52pm Tue 19 Apr 11

Maggie Would says...

I lurve Robert Plant but unfortunately my dear other half wouldn't be seen dead somewhere like that. :-(
I lurve Robert Plant but unfortunately my dear other half wouldn't be seen dead somewhere like that. :-( Maggie Would
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3:03pm Tue 19 Apr 11

jovialcommonsense says...

Go without your other half!
Go without your other half! jovialcommonsense
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3:09pm Tue 19 Apr 11

MR H Marks says...

Maggie Would wrote:
I lurve Robert Plant but unfortunately my dear other half wouldn't be seen dead somewhere like that. :-(
or take me ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Maggie Would[/bold] wrote: I lurve Robert Plant but unfortunately my dear other half wouldn't be seen dead somewhere like that. :-([/p][/quote]or take me ;-) MR H Marks
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3:09pm Tue 19 Apr 11

Maggie Would says...

Wouldn't that make me a bit sad, being on my own?
Mind you, I wouldn't be for long! ;-)
Wouldn't that make me a bit sad, being on my own? Mind you, I wouldn't be for long! ;-) Maggie Would
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3:13pm Tue 19 Apr 11

Maggie Would says...

MR H Marks wrote:
Maggie Would wrote:
I lurve Robert Plant but unfortunately my dear other half wouldn't be seen dead somewhere like that. :-(
or take me ;-)
That would be lovely, Mr H, but you don't want the same reputation as me, surely?
I just asked my daughter (16) if she would go with me & she said 'no way if you're going to be dressed like that.'
I feel very old today. I am still 18 in my head. :-(
[quote][p][bold]MR H Marks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maggie Would[/bold] wrote: I lurve Robert Plant but unfortunately my dear other half wouldn't be seen dead somewhere like that. :-([/p][/quote]or take me ;-)[/p][/quote]That would be lovely, Mr H, but you don't want the same reputation as me, surely? I just asked my daughter (16) if she would go with me & she said 'no way if you're going to be dressed like that.' I feel very old today. I am still 18 in my head. :-( Maggie Would
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3:26pm Tue 19 Apr 11

MR H Marks says...

Alas I guess your correct Maggie, with my reputation for gentlemanly conduct im not sure you’d enjoy yourself ;-)

I couldn’t go anyway as mentioned above due to my hatred of Kanye west, it would probably end in some form of storming the stage, just to wipe that smug grin of his face.

I do however love Robert plant, had the pleasure of meeting him many a time. legend :-)
Alas I guess your correct Maggie, with my reputation for gentlemanly conduct im not sure you’d enjoy yourself ;-) I couldn’t go anyway as mentioned above due to my hatred of Kanye west, it would probably end in some form of storming the stage, just to wipe that smug grin of his face. I do however love Robert plant, had the pleasure of meeting him many a time. legend :-) MR H Marks
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3:31pm Tue 19 Apr 11

Maggie Would says...

Oh no, sorry, I've already got a perfect gentleman here.
Variety is the spice of life!
I agree with you re Kanye West, but live & let live I guess.
Oh no, sorry, I've already got a perfect gentleman here. Variety is the spice of life! I agree with you re Kanye West, but live & let live I guess. Maggie Would
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