The Big Chill

Founded in 1994 by Pete Lawrence and Katrina Larkin, The Big Chill began as a series of ambient parties at the Union Chapel in Islington, but developed into an outdoor festival in 1995, with an unlicenced event in the Black Mountains of Wales and grew into one of the UK's most successful events over the following decade or so until its demise in 2011.
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by Pete Lawrence
Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom,
Created on 10 Dec 2015

Founded in 1994 by Pete Lawrence and Katrina Larkin, The Big Chill began as a series of ambient parties at the Union Chapel in Islington, but developed into an outdoor festival in 1995, with an unlicenced event in the Black Mountains of Wales and grew into one of the UK's most successful events over the following decade or so until its demise in 2011. Here we will be collecting together memories and recollections of the years of Big Chill 94-08

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10 Dec 2015 at 06:16 by Pete Lawrence
We were arguably - for better or worse - the catalyst for the chill out boom at the turn of decade, at the same time establishing ourselves as one of the top half dozen UK festivals, and, through our attention to detail; bringing about the rise of the smaller, more intimate, “boutique” festival.
31 Oct. 2016 by Pete Lawrence
A classic DJ set from The Big Chill's Greek islands parties
29 May. 2016 by Pete Lawrence

From Discogs 

vinyldude

January 19, 2016

One of the great chill out compilation albums of the 90's. Great title, too. Highly recommend this if you haven't heard it before. 

Like 'KLF's - Chill Out', it's the perfect soundtrack to send you to sleep... ( but, not before its taken you somewhere else, beforehand ).

10 Apr. 2018 by Pete Lawrence
Norman Jay's golden voice was back on the radio at the weekend as he paid tribute to The Big Chill on his BBC 6 Music show, generously describing the festival as "part of the fabric of British life for many many years...we loved it". I in turn pay tribute to Jay's extraordinary talents and remember some extraordinary times when the "deejay's DJ" would play to enraptured crowds of 20, 000 or more Chillers on Sunday lunchtime. Who needs live bands when a DJ can keep that many people happy?
14 Apr. 2017 by Pete Lawrence
"The sun, the beach, great music and Goa. With a combination of these, The Big Chill was toted to be an event of a lifetime. Sure enough, it was like nothing we had ever imagined or seen before. India’s first Electronic Dance music festival took place on the white sandy beaches of Aswem, one of the northernmost beaches of Goa on April 14 and 15."
29 Dec. 2015 by Pete Lawrence
10 Aug. 2015 by Pete Lawrence
August 11-13 1995 in Llanthony Wales was where The Big Chill was born..