The two-day camping weekender takes place at the height of summer on 24th- 25th July attracting 55,000 musos and style aficionados alike to Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon. Over 100 artists will play the sixteen stages, arena and terraces delivering an unforgettable music marathon. Full line-up follows below.
The mightiest ambassadors from the dance music alumni will also be representing the likes of:
* Richie Hawtin’s techno vibes will send temperatures rising by delivering a trademark set
* Fabio and Grooverider will deliver one of their legendary back to back Drum and Bass sets
* Above And Beyond will unleash their uplifting trance productions
New for 2009:
* Godskitchen’s ‘Boombox’, the futuristic DJ platform that marries audio with next generation visuals visit www.godskitchen.com/boombox for more info
* The M-Nus Floor Arena jam-packed with techno talent to keep on the radar for 2009
* The Dubstep Terrace featuring some of the lowest b-lines this side of the universe
* Fantazia’s outdoor terrace teleporting their popular Ibiza magic
Back by overwhelming demand are the GlobalGathering temples of dance including the Carl Cox 24-7 Arena, Bedrock Arena, Electric Arena, Polysexual Arena, Random Concept Arena joined by the most respected MCs in the UK, and the Spectrum Arena with the uber-credible electro-breakbeat crews.
More than any other electronic music festival GlobalGathering combines awe-inspiring music with a super honed and slick production operation. This year’s campsite is once again the equivalent size of 50 football pitches and all guests can enjoy full facilities plus a breakfast bar.
A separate VIP area with Jacuzzis, private campsite complete with a special golden circle for main stage viewing is available to VIP ticket holders.
For the person who likes that little bit extra you can also take advantage of the Cloud9 camping packages that offers boutique accommodation, private washrooms and VIP access along with a whole host of other privileges: visit http://www.globalgathering.co.uk/2009/cloud9 for further details.
April sees the launch of this year’s video Podcasts where the GlobalGathering team grill your favourite DJs and ask them all the questions you’ve been dying to know the answer to. First up is Carl Cox check out www.globalgathering.co.uk to hear who’s on the maestro’s radar for 2009.
James Algate, Festival Organiser, “This year’s line-up offers the very best in electronic music. Having dedicated time to listen to feedback from our GlobalGathering festival goers this year’s event will see the headliners playing longer sets than in previous years. With the addition of some exciting new talent, the introduction of our amazing new Godskitchen Boombox concept and a plethora of attractions and activities this summer’s festival is set to keep you entertained or relaxed whatever your mood. This year’s festival ticketing has also rung the changes and we have developed a deposit scheme to assist customers in the current climate.”
With only 5 days to go to take advantage of our ticket deposit scheme, GlobalGathering fans should check out the all new festival website before this great offer ends on March 31st.
Line Up Below
The Prodigy (Live) ~ Orbital (Live) ~ Pendulum (Live)
Paul van Dyk* ~ Armin Van Buuren**
Carl Cox ~ Above & Beyond ~ Eric Prydz ~ David Guetta ~ John Digweed
Sasha ~ Richie Hawtin ~ Axwell ~ Dubfire ~ Erol Alkan ~ Fedde Le Grand James Zabiela ~ Steve Angello ~ Sander Kleinenberg~ Tiga
Markus Schulz ~ Sander Van Doorn ~ Nic Fanciulli ~ Judge Jules ~ ATB Plump DJ's ~ Digitalism ~ Stanton Warriors
Locodice ~ Scratch Perverts ~ DJ Yoda ~ Josh Wink ~ Andy C ~ Mark Knight ~ Lisa Lashes ~ Danny Howells ~ Magda
Kissy Sellout (Live) ~ The Shapeshifters ~ Tidy Boys ~ John Dahlback
Chase & Status ~ DJ Hype ~ Utah Saints ~ Hervé & Sinden present The Count & Sinden ~ High Contrast ~ Magnetik Man live Feat. Skream & Benga
Andy Whitby ~ Rusko (Live) ~ Darren Styles & Breeze ~ DJ Marky ~ D Ramirez Altern 8 ~ Gaiser (Live) ~ Friction ~ Sebastien Leger ~ Menno De Jong
Funkagenda ~ Fabio & Grooverider ~ Yousef ~ Micky Slim ~ Baby D (Live)
Dave Spoon ~ Hixxy & Unknown ~ Noisia ~ Benny Benassi ~ Lisa Pin Up
Paul Thomas ~ Joel Mull ~ Subfocus ~ Anne Savage ~ Caspa ~ Ratpack
Mary Anne Hobbs ~ Kutski ~ A.T.F.C ~ Tom Middleton ~ DJ Sy & Gammer
Hatcha & N Type ~ Josh Gabriel ~ Micky Finn ~ Dougal ~ Proteus ~ Gareth Emery Brisk & Ham ~ Nicky Blackmarket ~ Toddla T ~ Chris Lake ~ Hazard ~ Guy J Slipmatt ~ Rebekah ~ Pete Jordan ~ Jon Rundell ~ Mark Eteson ~ Kim Fai
Re-Con & Squad E ~ Mark H ~ Robbie Long ~ Darkfire Dub ~ Stu Allen
Garry K & Vapour + More to be Announced
* Friday ** Saturday
Check out the brand new website for information, behind the scenes interviews and weekly video podcasts.
A new instalment ticketing system allows people to put down a deposit and pay later in just two easy steps:
* Pay just £50 plus £11.50 booking fee prior to midnight on 31 March 2009 for either a General Admission or VIP weekend ticket.
* Then pay the balance before midnight on 15 May 2009.
To purchase tickets and view full terms and conditions please visit: http://www.globalgathering.co.uk/tickets or call 0844 847 1551
Location: Long Marston Airfield, Nr Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Date: Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2009
Times: Friday 5pm-2am / Saturday 2pm-6am
Prices: Weekend General Admission tickets - £115.00 + bf
Weekend VIP Admission tickets - £165.00 + bf
Deposit Tickets - £50 + booking fee – Available until 31st March
Tickets include FREE weekend camping & FREE car parking
To find out more or to book your Cloud9 luxury accommodation including Pod pads, Kip n’ Kit, Campervans, Yurtels and many more options visit: www.globalgathering.co.uk/cloud9
For further information, behind the scenes interviews, regular podcasts check out the brand new website: www.globalgathering.co.uk
For further info contact:
Rhiannon, Nuala, Saj or Julia
T: +44 (0) 203 170 6185
Global Gathering international festival dates:
June 6th - Global Gathering - Poland [Poznan]
June 27th - Global Gathering - Belarus [Minsk]
July 4th - Global Gathering - Turkey [Istanbul]
July 11th - Global Gathering - Ukraine [Kiev]
August 1st - Global Gathering - Russia [St. Petersburg]
September 18th-19th - Global Gathering - South Korea [Seoul]
Dates to be announced for Australia soon visit www.global-gathering.com for further information
‘GODSKITCHEN BOOMBOX’ TO SHAKE THE FOUNDATIONS AT GLOBAL GATHERING
Brand new for 2009 is ‘The Godskitchen Boombox’, a colossal rectangular structure that will house the state-of-the-art DJ equipment in the infamous Godskitchen Arena but will also act as a giant screen from which an astounding combination of lighting, LED’s and visuals can be projected in perfect synchronisation with the music. The Godskitchen Arena, Europe’s largest marquee, is renowned for combining the biggest DJs on the planet with groundbreaking production values that bedazzle the 15,000 capacity crowd.
The Godskitchen Boombox is the brainchild of ‘1024’ the people behind Exyzt, the Parisian based design collective who are pioneers of structural projection and responsible for numerous art and cultural design installations across Europe. At over 16 metres wide, 8 metres high and 6 metres deep the structure combines next generation technology whilst marrying architecture with art.
Armin Van Buuren and David Guetta are just a couple of the headliners set to perform in The ‘Godskitchen Boombox’. Armin was just voted #1 in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 poll and along with tulips and Edam, is one of Holland’s most popular exports. David Guetta’s brand of electronic French house music has long been a recipe for chart success. His DJ sets at Global Gathering are always a crowd thriller, combining funk with house and electronic thumpers.
Armin says "There’s no better place on Earth than at 2 in the morning in the Godskitchen arena when 15,000 people are having the best night of their lives. This is the only place for me, which is why I have chosen to play Global Gathering as my exclusive festival performance of 2009"
Armin Van Buuren entertained 15,000 people at the largest indoor event ever in the Ukraine. To view movies, amazing pictures and behind the scenes footage of the first Godskitchen Boombox outing please visit: