Tinie Tempah will return to the main stage at this years Global Gathering after last appearing there in 2012.
We are pretty excited here at the Summer Festival Guide HQ to let you know about the Global Gathering lineup announcement for 2014.
This years award winning festival will bring some of the biggest electronic music artists to Long Marston Airfield in Stratford Upon Avon for a massive weekend of music!
The Prodigy, Chase & Status, David Guetta and one more headliner to be announced will be headlining this years festival and they will be joined by the likes of soulful chart topper Katy B, Alesso, Knife Party, BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong, Eric Prydz and Jamie Jones just to name a few!
See the full press release below:
2013 has been an unprecedented year for GlobalGathering with a bigger, better and bassier lineup of world-class artists, production concepts and more tickets sold than ever before!
This year at Global we’ve overhauled the site at Long Marston Airfield to create the ultimate immersive EDM experience. 2013 sees the unveiling of an all new Main Stage arena stripped down and supped up by production supremos 250K. With one of the biggest Main Stage line-up’s at any UK festival this summer including performances from Plan B, Example, Nero, Disclosure, Annie Mac, Katy B, Rudimental, Netsky and Modestep this is sure to be a truly unforgettable experience for all our GlobalGatherers.
In true GlobalGathering style we didn’t stop there and we’ve commissioned three further 250K arena overhauls including our brand new Global Freight Depot, soon to be the warehouse style home of both the Toolroom and Born Electric stage across the weekend. This year on Friday 26th July the Born Electric arena will host a stellar roster of acts including James Zabiela, Eats Everything, Dusky, George Fitzgerald, Spectrasoul and Pedestrian. The Global Freight Depot will then transform into our Toolroom 10 arena featuring Mark Knight, MK, Doorly, Mihalis Safaras, Rene Amesz, Prok & Fitch, Filthy Rich and Matt Small Wood. Click here for more info.
If that wasn’t enough, team Global have uncovered an exciting new stage addition: The Bunker. Our secluded, subterranean space long forgotten and unseen arena hidden in the depths of Long Marston Airfield. The never-before-seen arena, The Bunker, will be christened by an incredible mix of up-and-coming, fresh new talent including Last Night In Paris, Dubvision, Alex Niggemann, Tripmastaz, Kidnap Kid, Ozzie, Etherwood, Hauswerks, Stooki Sound, Knox Brown and so many more across the weekend.
This year Long Marston is primed for a very special arrival. The UK debut of the Godskitchen Fusion Cube. Never before unveiled on British soil the Fusion Cube is an awe-inspiring aural feast dripping with over 130 lighting fixtures, 460 metres of LED strips and 150M2 of LED screens. Not to mention sets from Dash Berlin, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, John O’Callaghan, Orjan Nilsen, Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate, Richard Durand, Simon Patterson, Tenishia, many, many more and last but not least, special guests Infected Mushroom and Paul Oakenfold.
Not only is GlobalGathering bringing some of the most cutting edge music arenas to site in 2013, we’re also providing some great new chill out areas for some much needed downtime between dancing. We’re delighted to announce the Container Compound: with the perfect place to grab a drink, refuel, meet up with friends and recharge for more raving. Click here for a sneaky peak.
These unprecedented production innovations will come together to create an awe inspiring atmosphere comfirming GlobalGathering’s place as the UK’s Best Dance Event. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya!
With live headline shows from artists including Plan B, Example, Disclosure and special guest Rita Ora, sets from the World’s top DJ’s including Jamie Jones, Nicky Romero and Annie Mac, a brand new arena from BBC Radio 1Xtra, the welcome return of the likes of Carl Cox and UKF as arena hosts, plus major new production and site development, the organisers have put together a weekend of incredible music and an amazing overall festival experience.
We’re building on 2011’s redefining event and 2012’s bumper weekend of unrivalled partying, sunshine and beats, and continuing to set standards for UK dance festivals in 2013.
Not only are we widening the diversity of music on offer to ensure every electronic music fan’s taste is catered for, we’re elevating the new generation of headliners bringing together some of the world’s biggest superstars with critically acclaimed underground talent for you to discover in 2013. With two additional arenas yet to be announced and further investment on production inspired by our global travels, we’ve ensured we’ll give our crowds the best overall experience at any UK festival this summer.
This year, the most explosive outdoor stage at any major UK festival returns with headline performances from two London-born artists who’ve risen up the ranks from their underground beginnings. The man with more strings to his bow than the London Symphony Orchestra – Plan B, will showcase both sides of his persona when he brings the soulfully bitter-sweet story of Strickland Banks to life alongside the brutally honest hip-hop journey of Ill Manors.
His fellow Londoner and Main Stage headliner Example jumps straight to the top of the Global food chain in his debut performance at the festival. The crowds should expect nothing short of the most euphoric house beats and uplifting electro vibes, along with bassier elements of dubstep and hip-hop in the live show from the man who brought us the massive number one singles Changed the Way You Kissed Me and Stay Awake. Recent hits from his newest album The Evolution of Man will be joined by the classics Kickstarts, Watch the Sun Come Up and Won’t Go Quietly – all tunes that have firmly cemented their place in the collective psyche of the dance music masses.
Example said: “I've always wanted to play GlobalGathering – my music mates have told me all about the mental crowds and atmosphere. To be making my Global debut headlining the main stage is huge for me. I'll be bringing extra fire and lasers don't you worry!”
Two chart storming titans of UK electronic music will bring their live shows to the Main Stage for the first time this year. First up are the UK’s hottest new EDM duo, Disclosure, whose most recent single White Noise with AlunaGeorge made it to number 2 in the official charts and who were included in the Hot Ten For 2013 by BBC Radio 1Xtra. DnB quartet Rudimental, whose number 1 smasher Feel the Love was one of the tunes of summer 2012 and was followed up by the anthemic Not Giving In ft Alex Clare, also play the Main Stage having graduated from their appearance on the smaller outdoor stage in 2012.
The crowds can expect UK garage, dubstep and R&B sounds from South London songstress Katy B in her Main Stage debut, following on from her appearance on the FWD Rinse stage alongside Geeneus & Tippa in 2010.
Katy B said: "Global Gathering was the first festival I played when Katy On A Mission came out and I felt so welcome straight away. I love that it celebrates all things rave culture and I'm really excited to play this year."
The undisputed Queen of EDM and mistress of the mash-ups, Annie Mac will take to the GlobalGathering Main Stage for the first time since 2007, following appearances over the years across other arenas. Bringing full production with her for the first time, Annie is set to deliver a mind-blowing experience to the crowds that are sure to congregate to see her show.
Joining them on the Main Stage across the two days will be a live performance from Belgian liquid funk wunderkind Netsky – whose Global debut last year was one of the most talked about performances of the weekend and has earned him a spot alongside the big guns on the Main Stage for the first time. Plus genre-busting and bass blending Major Look, electronic rockers Modestep (Live) and sultry dub and trip-hop inspired songstress Delilah (Live) will also grace the Main Stage.
Across the rest of the festival site, the first arena hosts to be announced read like a who’s who of the industry today.
Kicking off with some big news, Global are excited to announce that the UK’s home of urban music, BBC Radio 1Xtra, will host an arena at this year’s festival. Global stalwart MistaJam, who will be joined by the Eskiboy and Godfather of Grime, Wiley plus special guests Roll Deep, will commandeer the 1Xtra Arena. Wiley, whose smash hit Heatwave reached number one in the UK last summer, and more recently, has found success with Can You Hear Me (Ayayaya) charting at number three in the UK. Pioneer of the UK underground scene, leader of Roll Deep and original member of Boy Better Know, he will certainly be causing a heatwave when he takes to the mic. Chart-topping Rita Ora, whose debut album Ora reached number one in the UK, spawning three number one singles, making her the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, will be making a special guest appearance. In addition to this comes support in the form of Dot Rotten, K Koke (live), Futurebound and Matrix and Devolution as well as a very special headline artist yet to be announced!
Jason Carter, Event Director, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra said: “It's great to return to GlobalGathering with 1Xtra. We look forward to being there and are excited to broadcast the fantastic sets to a wider audience.”
GlobalGathering are also very pleased to reveal that the legendary Carl Cox & Friends Arena will make an epic return to Long Marston Airfield in 2013. After taking a break in 2012, we couldn’t be more excited that Carl Cox & Friends will be back, bringing together a line-up spanning many genres of electronic music. The DJ, the producer, the man, the legend will be bringing the sounds of his classic night from the White Isle with sets from Chris Liebing, Cassy, Nina Kraviz, John Digweed and Circus Recordings boss Yousef, plus many more that are sure to create a summer Ibiza vibe. Welcome back Carl!
Carl Cox said: “GlobalGathering is one of the best dance music festivals around – I can’t wait to bring my arena back to those mental crowds again. It’s good to be back!”
Global are very excited to welcome Hot Creations head honcho Jamie Jones who will be hosting his very own arena for the first time – the Paradise Arena. Jamie has long been an Ibiza staple who launched his hugely popular Paradise resident night at DC10 in Ibiza last year and is set to launch Paradise Miami later this month. Offering up a Balearic atmosphere with the deeper sound of house, tech house, techno and minimal tech, the arena will showcase some of the best underground acts, with Art Department, Subb Ann and Infinity Ink on the bill alongside Damien Lazarus, and support from Richy Ahmed and Bicep.
The UKF Bass Culture Arena returns for a second year with DJ Fresh headlining the area with his incredible Fresh Live show. Pushing the boundaries of drum and bass and dubstep, Fresh Live combines the technique and hysteria of his DJ sets with the energy of a live instrumental performance. EDM prodigy and wonder kid Zedd will be making a special guest appearance. Rolling Stone named Zedd an ‘Artist to Watch’ for 2012, and more recently, MTV deemed him an ‘Artist to Watch’ for 2013. UK dubstep originator Benga will play alongside Flux Pavilion, plus Andy C & MC GQ and DnB pioneer and Digital Soundboy label owner Shy FX.
In its third year as a GlobalGathering arena host, event brand Metropolis will be introducing some of the hottest talent from the underground bass scene. Sub Focus will be bringing his live show to headline the arena and will deliver his earth shaking hybrid mix of drum and bass and dubstep. Joining Sub Focus will be reggae and dancehall master David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan (MBE) who has recently been added to BBC Radio 1Xtra’s weekly roster. Playing alongside them will be the mighty ninja Jaguar Skills as well as Friction (Ft. Scrufizzer, P Money & Arlissa), DJ Hype and MC IC3, with support from Dismantle & Breakage, B Traits, Monsta, and Killsonik, bringing the finest sounds of UK bass.
The Global Arena will this year showcase headliner and original party starter Steve Aoki, armed with his champagne, inflatable dinghy and birthday cake! As well as that, DJ Mag Top 100 #6 Dutch electro house superstar Hardwell and young French sensation Madeon. Porter Robinson, W&W, Arty, Mat Zo and GlobalGathering resident Paul Thomas hold up the rest of the bill, with a special guest performance from Garuda top dog Gareth Emery.
Returning for a third year to host an arena are Hospitality, the worldwide event promoters of top UK drum and bass imprint Hospital Records. After incredibly successful years at GlobalGathering in 2011 and 2012, they return with the best DnB line up anywhere in the UK this summer with another performance from Netsky (DJ set), plus High Contrast, Danny Byrd and Camo and Krooked, with a support from an exclusive back to back set from LTJ Bukem and Fabio alongside London Elektricity.
This year Global welcomes a brand new addition to the site – the Chibuku Arena. Headlining this arena are the inventors of mash-up genre, brothers David and Stephen Dewael, better known as – 2manydjs. Pushing the boundaries of house and techno the brothers are sure to get the party started. Next up is hotly tipped solo and highly colorful producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED), who will be setting the crowd alight with his electro beats. Founding father of dubstep Skream will be making a special guest appearance. The Croydon DJ/producer is constantly refreshing his sound, from laying down twisted house and techno, to disco sets. They will see support from Bristol based DJ/producer and firm festival favourite Redlight (Live) who will be performing a brand new live show! Joining them will be remix master Erol Alkan and electro producer Fake Blood, plus many more.
Godskitchen, one of the biggest dance brands on the planet, will once again be bringing the superstars of trance back to Global. No 7 on DJ Mag’s 2012 Top 100, Dash Berlin will be joined by Markus Schulz – recently voted the USA’s Best DJ, Ferry Corsten, ATB, and trance legend Paul Oakenfold, pioneer of importing the Balearic scene to Britain, who will be making a special guest appearance. Another special guest, infamous Israeli psy-trance duo Infected Mushroom will be presenting their live, mind blowing, visual show ‘Fungusamongus’. Twice ranked amongst the world’s ‘10 Best DJ’s’ on the notorious DJ Mag Top 100 Poll their sound draws from a plethora of styles – metal, electronica, dubstep, psytrance and everything in between. John O’Callaghan, Simon Patterson and Cosmic Gate all make a welcome return, plus many more, with cutting edge production and an explosive atmosphere that is sure to whip fans into an uncontrollable frenzy.
Dutch house producer Nicky Romero, fresh off the back of his number one UK hit single with Avicii – I Could be the One, is set to headline the return of the House Arena. He is joined by Dutch dance duo Bingo Players, architects of another UK number one single Get Up (Rattle), in collaboration with Far East Movement. Radio 1’s very own Dance Anthems supremo Danny Howard and Diffused Music’s Michael Woods bring up the rest of the bill with a special guest performance from Dutch trance and progressive house DJ Sander van Doorn.
The Digital Arena brings the sounds of the deep house and tech scene with a performance from Mixmag’s DJ of 2012 Solomun, alongside breakthrough artist Scuba playing a live set. The mighty Sasha, following the drop of his new mix album ‘INVOLV3R’, will make a special guest appearance, alongside Seth Troxler, Heidi and Maceo Plex, plus many more.
Gary Turner, Managing Director of GlobalGathering Group UK, said: “Following last year’s amazing and award winning festival will be no mean feat – but we’ve upped our game even further, building on the incredible feedback from 2012 and investing heavily in some of the world’s freshest and most exciting artists and the latest production from the international festival market. We’re confident that the exciting developments to this summer’s stages and arenas, that we’ll be revealing in the near future, will blow the crowds away!”
With even more acts, two all-new outdoor arenas to take advantage of the ever-reliable scorching weather and exciting new production still to be announced, it’s gearing up to be the greatest party ever at GlobalGathering. We’ll also be revealing some mind-blowing developments to the VIP area including unbelievable new perks for VIP pass holders in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more announcements.
Alongside the UK event, GlobalGathering will also continue to cement our status as the world’s leading electronic music export. Having hosted events on all four corners of the globe over recent years this year sees additional confirmed GlobalGathering festivals taking place in Belarus, Ukraine, and South Korea with further editions to be announced. The UK event will also feature rising trance star Omnia representing the Ukraine festival and DGuru (Idiotape) from South Korea bringing the sounds of our international events to the UK for the first time.
Friday 27th July – Most of the day will remain cloudy with the sun making an appearance in the afternoon. A high of 23° is expected.
Saturday 28th July – Another fine looking day with cloudy periods and the sun should come out in the late afternoon. A high of 18° is expected.
The Summer Festival Guide recommends that you pack up the sunscreen, hats, sunnies, and all your other summer gear. With little or no rain at all, it may get a little cold at night so pack a light jacket.
Friday 27th July – Sunny with a possible light shower in the evening, a high of 21° expected.
Saturday 28th July – Another fine day with sunny intervals and a high of 17° expected.
Sunday 29th July – A chance of showers and a high of 17° expected
The Summer Festival Guide recommends that you pack some light wet weather gear with some rain expected over the weekend. Be sure to also pack sunscreen and the summer essentials as there will be periods of sun!
With a host of the biggest and best live artists and DJs that spans the electronic music spectrum, the line-up reads like a who’s who of stadium stars, up and coming UK talent, world-beating DJ’s and industry insiders’ tips alongside some of the most exciting promoters out there.
FRIDAY 27th JULY
Storming the Main Stage on Friday is chart-topping, Brit superstar, Tinie Tempah, bringing a typically energy-fuelled and explosive all-new live show to kick-start proceedings. A firm favourite with the Global crowds, he’ll be supported by one of the most sought-after DJs and producers in the world, Afrojack, and the man with one of the most unique voices in the business, Maverick Sabre (Live). Grime MC Dot Rotten and Micky Slim ft Majestic are also in support.
International phenomenon, Armin van Buuren brings A State of Trance, the most popular trance radio show in the world, to GlobalGathering this summer to host an exclusive arena on Friday night. A festival first, the show will be broadcast LIVE to millions of listeners worldwide – with GlobalGathering once again providing the freshest festival experience to the dance music masses. AVB also welcomes Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, W&W and more.
Also on Friday night, the UKF Bass Culture arena brings the biggest bass bangers to the largest indoor arena on site. Under the atmospheric cover of canvas, man of the moment Skrillex returns to GlobalGathering following a breakthrough set that was a highlight of the 2011 festival, taking to the stage with his almighty pioneering live show the spaceship that recently wowed the crowds at Coachella and The Grammys. Knife Party, Zane Lowe, Jaguar Skills, Feed Me and more will continue keep the basslines pumping throughout the arena, and be joined by a very special guest performance from Andy C with his new live show Alive.
Friday at Global also features the first ever Visionquest as well as, Rinse, Electric and House arenas featuring the likes of Magnetic Man, Annie Mac , Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero and Art Department
SATURDAY 28th JULY
Back by popular demand following an unbelievable headline set in the Metropolis Arena at 2011’s festival, pioneering bass kings Chase & Status (Live) headline Saturday’s Main Stage. Joining them will be samba-tastic indie-ravers Friendly Fires (Live), plus chart-topping producer Labrinth (Live) as well as DJ Fresh Presents Fresh/Live, The Japanese Popstars and Major Look.
Saturday sees the return of the Metropolis arena teaming up with drum & bass label Digital Soundboy in 2012 to bring the best of the UK underground scene to the fore. Nero (Live) are joined by GlobalGathering favourites Sub Focus (Live), Modestep, Flux Pavilion and many more DJs and MCs, who’ll ensure the drops just keep on coming.
For the full line-up and info on who’ll be playing Godskitchen, Global, Hospitality, House, Toolroom Knights and Ec-lectricity Arenas on Saturday, go to: globalgathering.com/2012/line-up
Building on the success of last year’s revamped site and epic new areas, GlobalGathering is pleased to announce that the VIP ticket offering at this year’s festival is set to take the experience to a whole new level.
Providing guests with access to the ultimate clubber’s playground and a completely new audiovisual festival experience is the best VIP area GlobalGathering has ever seen. 2012 sees the introduction of a plane crash site theme, ensuring the sanctuary that is the VIP Fields and the party hub, the VIP Woods, perfectly compliment Long Marston Airfield’s aeronautical heritage.
Next to the VIP campsite and entered through a tunnel of windsocks, the VIP Fields are a place to relax, recharge, socialise and enjoy the delicious range of food and drink on offer throughout the weekend. With a Global Impact plane crash theme, the Fields will be dominated by the cockpit of a plane and feature chill-out areas including seating booths created out of graffiti covered cargo boxes, cargo net nests, specially adapted tyres and the Global Reclaim suitcase tunnel.
Tucked away between the VIP Fields and the main festival action are the more intimate VIP Woods. The Global Airways Hangar will dominate GlobalGathering’s very own enchanted forest, which truly comes alive at night. An incredible two story structure styled as a retro airplane hangar, the ground level will host a nightclub where VIP DJ’s and surprise guests will ensure it’s the hottest, most exclusive spot on site. Upstairs, the VIP Pilot’s Lounge will host a chillout area whilst outside, The Good Life zone will be filled with hammocks for revellers who prefer their R&R under fairy lit tries.
The VIP Woods will also invite guests to explore the secret pathways that take them to hidden gems including The Enchanted Garden, an oversized tropical oasis and the Mad Aviator’s Tea Party, featuring a long dining table doused in colourful lighting and seating area (magic teapots not included).
As an exclusive offer to our festival goers, all tickets purchased between Thursday 25th August until Monday 3rd October will NOT incur ANY booking fees. That’s a 10% saving on your ticket!
Earlybird tickets are priced at £99 for Weekend General Admission and £175 for Weekend VIP Admission.
Don’t miss out! FREE Booking Fee Offer ends at 9am on Monday 3rd October.
2011 sees some of the most forward-thinking clubbing brands make their debut appearance at the festival including Hospitality, Metropolis, Wax:On, Above & Beyond Presents Group Therapy, Toolroom Knights and Union as well as seeing the return of the almighty Godskitchen, FWD Rinse, Carl Cox The Revolution and Bedrock arenas. Expect the freshest new sounds, new production and special effects.
This summer’s festival also a sees a completely new site layout with unseen areas, attractions and plenty of surprises in store, the fans who will descend on Shakespeare’s country over the weekend can expect a new improved GlobalGathering this year, as the festival enters its second decade, with a line-up to match.
Below is the detailed weather forecast taken from the Met Office site
We suggest you pack your bags and prepare for the worst of the weather, don’t forget to pack plenty of sunscreen also and take your caps and sunnies along. Remember to keep yourselves hydrated through the day and most of all remember to enjoy your time at Global Gathering this year!