Film-maker, musician, photographer and producer Chris Cunningham has signed on to the 2011 Big Chill lineup to close the Deer Park Stage on Sunday. Big Chill organizers won't go into much detail about his show, only saying "Cunningham will create a sight and sound spectacular, bringing The Big Chill to a close in true style." Cunningham has produced and created mind-bending videos for the likes of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Portishead, Squarepusher, Björk, and more, as well as the animatronic tests of the robot child character in the Stanley Kubrick film A.I. Not to mention his extremely and delightfully warped film Rubber Johnny, which is worth a Googling to see how deep the rabbit hole of his mind goes.
They've also added more new names to the 2011 Big Chill lineup, including North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Fight Like Apes, Digital Mystikz, Julio Bashmore, Stinkahbell, Baio – Vampire Weekend DJ set, True Tiger, Redlight and DJ Distance. Check out the festival guide for a complete lineup.
The Big Chill Festival will take place on August 4 - 7 in Eastnor Park, Herefordshire, UK. Tickets are on sale now. Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on The Big Chill and other festivals.