Press Release: Dance the weekend away at the Summer’s hottest festival, award-winning Chilli Fiesta
Three-day family-friendly festival with camping (11, 12 & 13
10am - 9pm Fri, 10am-10pm Sat, 10am-7pm Sun
West Dean Gardens, Near Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0RX
West Dean Gardens award-winning Chilli Fiesta returns with a creative flair for its 22nd Year (11, 12, &13 August). The UK's biggest chilli festival attracts 25,000 visitors with a sizzling selection of live Latin music and dancing, cookery demonstrations by top chefs, gardening demonstrations and visitors the chance to dine on delicious chilli foods. The family-friendly festival takes place in the spectacular grounds of West Dean Estate, in the heart of the South Downs National Park, home to West Dean College, acclaimed for arts and conservation as well as the glorious West Dean Gardens.
Live Latino music and dance performances throughout the weekend start at 10am on all three days and finish at 9pm on Friday, 10.30pm on Saturday and 9pm on Sunday. Some notable performances for 2017 will include: Andalus; the leading Gipsy Kings tribute band, Kongo Dia Ntoltila, the rumba, afro-jazz band, all girl Rock 'n' Roll band; The Daisy Chains as well as The Fontana's - the Afro Brazilian live band. Big Noise Band, the community Samba Band will be returning by popular demand, as will the steel pan, acoustic guitar and percussion trio - Steel Strum. Funky Brazilian and Latin Soul music from The Fontana's Strictly Come Dancing's, Oti Mabuse (photo credit Fiona Whyte Photography) Steel pan acoustic guitar trio, Steel Strum.
Festival-goers will be dazzled by the legendary Latino Strictly Come Dancing professional, Oti Mabuse, as she takes centre stage on Sunday 13th August at 13:15, 14.45 and 16.30. Salsa dancers Debbi and Francisco will be turning up the heat with interactive dance workshops and reigning UK Latin American Dance Champions Ryan and Ksenia will be returning this year to perform throughout the weekend. (See full list of acts and performances below)