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The Big Chill House

The organisers behind The Big Chill festival are to open a special bar-cum-club-cum-lounge in London, so they can chill all year round.

The organisers behind The Big Chill festival are set to open a spectacular bar-cum-club-cum-lounge in London's Kings Cross on Thursday 17th August.

The Big Chillers have converted a massive listed building on Pentonville Road into a four floored chill boudoir, complete with two balconies, a basement bar and a huge outside terrace area capable of holding up to 550 people.

The house will be used as a base for live music, club nights, art, AV and digital art, and will offer both a late night and day comfort zone for hippies and hedonists throughout the year.

"The moment we walked in the door, we knew it was the oasis we had been looking for," said Big Chill's Pete Lawrence.

An entire weekend of live events and club nights are planned to celebrate the launch of the house, including sets from Bent, Bill Brewster and Mixmaster Morris.

With the ongoing regeneration of the Kings Cross area, and the new Eurostar terminal due in 2007, The Big Chill House could soon become one of the most important places to hang out in London.

And what's more, entry to The Big Chill house is free!

The Big Chill Weekend @ The Big Chill House


257-259 Pentonville Road
Kings Cross
London, N1 9NL

Thurs 17th August

7pm-1am
The Big Chill House launches with Bent live, Pete Lawrence, Ben Mynott and Michael Cook in the main bar, with Mixmaster Morris presenting 'Loft in Space' upstairs.

Fri 18th August

9pm-4am
Andy Smith (Portishead) and Ady Crosdale play Northern Soul, Motown and funk. Will Nicol, Dean Rudland, and Si Fane provide funk, Latin and boogaloo in the lounge.

Sat 20th August

9pm-4am
'Nice Up!' with resident DJ Shepdog

Sun 21st August

Kicking off the first all day Big Chill Sunday sessions at The House is Label stalwart Alucidnation (aka Bruce Bickerton), who is joined by Mondo (SoxaN), Fuggles & guests for a day of music, relaxation, board games, Sunday papers, food and booze.