David Byrne to play The Big Chill 2009

Orbital, Spiritualized and Magistrates are also set to perform

David Byrne has been announced as the second headliner of The Big Chill 2009.

The former Talking Heads star will headline the Sunday night of the festival.

He joins Friday headliners Basement Jaxx and Saturday headliners Orbital at the Eastnor, Herefordshire bash, which takes place on August 7, 8 and 9.

Other acts on the bill include Toddla T Featuring MC Serocee, Spiritualized, Friendly Fires and Magistrates.

Comedians Dylan Moran and Russell Howard will also appear.

Confirmed acts on the bill so far are:

Alice Russell

Alphabeat DJ Set

Basement Jaxx

Boy Crisis


Chinese Man

Dan Black

David Byrne

DJ Derek

DJ Sandrinho

Dub Syndicate

Favela Chic

Friendly Fires




Horse Meat Disco

Jstar And MC Honey Brown

John Hegley


Ludovico Einaudi


Marina And The Diamonds

Moody Boyz

Mungo’s Hi-Fi

Mr Scruff

Norman Jay



Pharoah Sanders

Red Rack’em

Richie Phoe


Sub Club


Summer of Dub

The Gist

Toddla T feat MC Serocee

To Rococco Rot

Tom Middleton

Wonky Pop

Zombie Zombie

‘Early Bird’ tickets for this year’s festival are on sale at 2008 prices until February 28.

On March 1 the price will go up to the 2009 level. To check the availability of The Big Chill tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.