Chilfest music festival WILL return next year, organisers confirm

Crowds at Chilfest - courtesy of
Crowds at Chilfest - courtesy of

Tring music festival Chilfest will be returning in 2015, it has been announced.

The good news was posted in a message on the event’s Facebook page earlier today, quashing fears raised about its future earlier in the year

The message said: “Since announcing back in July that Chilfest would not be returning, we have been overwhelmed by the comments received from so many in support of the event.

“We have now had a chance to consider your views, and this, combined with some exciting developments in identifying possible line-ups for a future event, has led to a re-think on our part.

“So we’re delighted to announce that Chilfest WILL be returning in 2015.

“Staging Chilfest has always been about doing good for the local community and we’re delighted to announce that we have once again chosen Rennie Grove Hospice Care as our charity.

“Despite the financial challenges of the last two years, we have donated £20,000 to the charity to help them deliver hospice at home care and support for people in our local community with cancer and life-limiting illness.

“It has yet to be decided whether Chilfest will be a 1 or 2 day event, But we can definitely confirm Saturday 11th July 2015.

“We’ll be posting more details about Chilfest 2015 in the coming weeks on this page and on our website, but please share this announcement with all your Facebook and non-Facebook friends and help us get the word out there.”

The first two-day Chilfest was held in 2013 and attracted the likes of Spandau Ballet crooner Tony Hadley.

This year’s event went on for three days and the biggest act was the Boomtown Rats, fronted by Sir Bob Geldof.

The event is organised by Steve Butcher, managing director of Universal Event Productions (UEP), and was first staged to mark the technical solutions firm’s 15th anniversary.