Sun. May 26th, 2024

The wait is nearly over with Armidale’s premier winter event, The Big Chill Festival, just a few days away, happening at the Armidale Sportsground this year on May 13 and 14.

With an incredible line-up of  talent, food, and culture, this year’s festival promises to be a celebration of hope and resilience that will bring the community together like never before. Headline acts The Birds of Tokyo and Dragon, along with Lisa  Hunt, Tori Darke, Zac and George, The Tamborine Girls, Taylor B-W, Des Cortez and The Axmen, make the festival’s music line-up is one of the best in the region.

The Big Chill Festival is a true celebration of Armidale’s rich culture and culinary talent, with a range of local and regional food and drink vendors showcasing the very best the area has to offer. The BBQ Batallion is also back at this year’s festival, with a number of team competing in the slow-cook barbecue challenge.

This year also sees an increased focus on making the event family friendly. Saturday night has been designated as a youth night, with a special youth ticket for ages  12+ with an admitting adult, giving young people a chance to experience a food and music festival in  a safe and supervised setting.

And on Sunday, the festival becomes a family affair with children under 12 admitted for free with a paying adult ticket. 

It will be chilly, however, with the Bureau of Meterology currently predicting a low of 3 degrees for both nights and a top of 16 during the day. Not unusual for an Armidale winter, but fair warning to the tourists that a decent coat, beanie and boots, are probably required.

Bring the kids, celebrate Mother’s Day, enjoy delicious food, dance & sing along to the music, and make memories that will last a lifetime!  

Tickets are available now at www.bigchill.com.au 

• 2-day Adult Final Release: $75 + booking fee 

• 2-day Youth (12-18 years): $50 + booking fee (Up to 4 youth tickets must be accompanied by a paying adult) 

• Sunday ticket (13+ years): $25 + booking fee (2 children under 12 years admitted free with a paying Adult) 

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