The Boomtown Rats, Heaven 17, Jason Donovan, Big Country, Toyah, Bad Manners, Boney M, 911, Imagination, Go West, Stooshe, From The Jam, China Crisis, Doctor and the Medics.
How chilled is Chilfest? Pretty chilled, but in more of a middle-aged let's-have-a-nice-sit-down-and-a-cuppa sense than stoner chilled or club chill-out area. Thus, many of the bands at the event – now in its second year – are likely to make punters of a certain age all misty-eyed: Geldof's Boomtown Rats, Sheffield synth-poppers Heaven 17, unashamedly cheesy dance-pop act Boney M, etc. But then there's also plenty of fodder for the much, much, younger generation, in the form of boy band 5th Story from TV show 'The Big Reunion' and Amelia Lily from the 2011 run of 'The X Factor'.