Universal Event Production to stage Chilfest

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ChilfestTechnical production specialist Universal Event Production (UEP) is to celebrate 15 years in the live events industry by staging a two-day music extravaganza – Chilfest – on July 5 and 6 2013.

The event – the first live pop concert on this scale to be held in the Hertfordshire town of Tring – has been instigated by UEP’s managing director Steve Butcher, and will also help raise money for local charity, the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care (IRGH).

The festival site will be located at Pendley Activity Meadow – owned by event sponsor Pendley Manor – with a capacity of 7,000 for each of the two nights.

The programme for July 5 will include a line up of contemporary pop artists including Little Mix, Loveable Rogues and Heather Small which are already confirmed.

Saturday’s 1980s themed evening will feature Tony Hadley, Howard Jones, Rick Astley, Midge Ure, Carol Decker and Hazel O’Connor.

All the technical infrastructure for Chilfest will be supplied by UEP, including backstage and site-wide power, stage lighting, LED screen technology,  live cameras and sound. Lighting and visuals will be designed by UEP’s James Fickling, and Trust Events will be supplying a 15-metre, Orbit-style stage.

Butcher commented: “We are all so excited to be staging such a high profile project appealing to a wide cross-section of people, and very proud to be supporting two very worthwhile local charities – IRGH and AWA – Women supporting Women against domestic violence.”