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!
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.
We arrived at the Global Gathering at around 5pm and to my surprise a good crowd was already building in the grounds of Long Marsden Airfied. It is overcast above and there is no sight of the sun, it is warm and the ground is dry and that is all that matters! Walking into the grounds, past the tight security complete with police dogs, I immeditately noticed that the arena’s were now more spread out than in previous years. One thing that will never change is the great array of people that come out to Global each year. The costumes are out again in force this year, we run into some bananas, a large group of tigers, chickens and more!
Heading over to the main stage, we are just in time to see the infamous Jaguar Skills who always performs behind a ninja mask. Little is known about the man behind the mask, but this doesnt take away the fact that Jaguar can rock a crowd with his skills on the decks.
One of my favourite area’s at Global is the outdoor Toolroom Knights arena, there is always a great crowd here and Friday’s lineup was immense. Rocking the decks was Micheal Woods, coming straight off his success with Example’s ‘Changed The Way She Kissed Me’, he had the entire crowd jumping with hands in the air. As we look over from the front of the stage, all we see is a crowd full of smiles, they have a massive weekend of great music ahead and this is the perfect way to start. Special guest Benny Benassi kept the crowd going with his uplifting house set before making way for Toolroom Knights head honcho Mark Knight.
With Above and Beyond having their ‘Group Therapy’ tent at Global this year, we were expecting nothing but uplifting trance and it was supplied by some of the heavy hitters in the scene, Super8 & Tab, Gabriel and Dresden, Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn and of course Above and Beyond all graced the decks in this tent. Above and Beyond showcased their Group Therapy show with a spectacular music, video and lighting production and played a blinding set to a full house.
Underworld still promenintely play the festival circuit each year and we catch the trio, Karl Hyde, Rick Smith and Darren Price in the Global tent. With Karl on vocals and Rick and Darren on mixing, the trio certainly know how to whip a crowd into shape. Eric Prydz brough his EP/IC show to the Global tent this year and really only one word can describe it ‘Epic’. With a massive LED wall which curves around the stage and displaying amazing visuals, the show is on another level of production I have never seen before. As a massive fan, I knew that Eric would deliver a brilliant uplifting house and electo set, and that’s exactly what he did!
The main stage at Global is set totally seperate from the rest of the arenas giving plently of space to enjoy the headliners that hit the stage over the weekend. With Professor Green cancelling due to health reasons, and Steve Angello and Pendulum to perform, this was defintely the place to be. As night begins to fall, Steve Angello takes to the stage to huge applause. The crowd are massive Swedish House Mafia fans and Steve takes to the mic, ‘Are you guys having a good time, my names Steve Angello from the Swedish House Mafia, are you guys ready!’ As the bass drops and the pryotechnics blast out from the front of the stage, the crowd is jumping, and Steve drops banging track after banging track, including the massive ‘Save the World Tonight’, ‘Miami to Ibiza’, and ‘One (Your Name)’
Pendulum headline Friday night at Global Gathering and they have a huge stage rig complete with huge LED screens and a pryotechnics setup. Pendulum have featured on the lineup’s of festivals all around the world this year and they have the Global main stage crowd well and truely in the palm of their hands. With the energetic front man Ben Mount on the mic, their set are so full of energy you could actually power half the site with it! Hits like ‘The Island’ and ‘Salt In The Wounds’ have the crowd going insane and you can feel the crowd’s excitment as they plow through hits from their latest album Immersion, and the rest of their back catalouge.
Although the sun did not come out to play, Global Gathering delivered yet another fine lineup and the crowd was on hand to enjoy every single moment of it.
Catch our interview with Above and Beyond before they took to the stage at Global Gathering 2011.
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.
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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!