The Big Chill Festival Cancelled Due to the London Olympics

The 2012 Big Chill Festival has been cancelled.

Since 1994, The Big Chill has been taking place on the grounds of Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire.  Last year the festival was headlined by The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

The London Olympics have hindered some artists ‘availability’ to attend this special event causing the Herefordshire weekender to be postponed this year.

Festival director Melvin Benn was quoted saying, ”Confirmations we were achieving led me to conclude that I couldn’t risk going ahead with the event.”

It was with great regret that the organizers decided to take a year off from the event.  However, there have been hints of a “smaller event indoors” that may be able to replace the three-day event.

The festival is expected to return outdoors in 2013.

General ticket details as well as a line up for this years festival has yet to be announced.