Global Gathering Festival Preview

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The festival we’ve been waiting for is nearly around the corner: the monolithic Global Gathering. “The mother of all festivals” is in the building. Don’t get us wrong, you can’t go wrong being in Europe this summer, with offerings from Hideout, SW4, and EXIT. But if you’re looking for the end-all-be-all, you’ve got to go Global. We browsed through the lineup and found few acts we didn’t like. But more than that, there’s something for everyone.

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“The motherland for dance music fans” Heat

“A festival in a league of its own with an atmosphere to match” The Sun

“The mother of all festivals” DJ

“Ten years on and stronger than ever” Metro

“Glastonbury for the dance music masses” Virtual Festivals








29th – 30th July 2011

Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-Upon-Avon

GlobalGathering – the UK’s cutting edge and forward thinking electronic music festival has announced further details of their 2011 event, which will take place at Long Marston Airfield in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July.

Following their first ever phenomenal live appearance at Radio1’s Big Weekend and their forthcoming Glastonbury show, Nero will be bringing a bigger and better full Live show to the GlobalGathering crowd for the very first time. On a stage of cubed LED screens and bass-pumping speaker blocks the club friendly bass bangers are riding high on the wave of success from their latest US tour, Nero effortlessly combines stunning live vocals over pneumatic dubstep beats, bringing an explosive stage performance to the new and hugely anticipated Metropolis Arena. This arresting dubstep duo arrive fresh from their success Stateside remixing Beyonce, N*E*R*D and Drake, ready to thrill GlobalGathering festivalgoers with their grandiose trance synths and mighty basslines.

Nero said “GlobalGathering is the mother of all dance festivals, and we can’t wait to perform our full live show to what we know will be a really explosive crowd.”

London dubstep quartet Modestep have also been added to this year’s line-up and will be hosting their live show at the Wax:On Arena on the Friday.  This thrilling new act will bring their own energetic brand of dubstep to GlobalGathering for the very first time.

Straddling two explosive days in the height of the summer, GlobalGathering will once again be showcasing the finest underground acts, exciting UK talent, critically acclaimed world-beating DJs and chart-topping superstars for a weekend of unparalleled hedonism and music that redefines the model of dance festivals.

Taking to the Main Stage on Friday will be multi-million selling drum and bass luminaries Pendulum, with support from legendary Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello. British rapper Professor Green will also take to the stage, plus vocal genius Beardyman, who’ll start the weekend as it means to go on.

Following his triumphant appearance at GlobalGathering 2010, home-grown rap superstar and double-Brit winner Tinie Tempah takes charge of the Main Stage on Saturday, returning for the second year running with his thrilling torrent of drums and rave synthesizers. The Main Stage headliner will be supported by a host of established and fresh new acts including Axwell, Labrinth (Live), Dirty South, Alex Metric and Yasmin (Live).

Back by popular demand, Underworld, one of the UK’s most-loved, respected and longest-standing acts, will deliver the good under canvas on Friday night. They will be supported by superstar Swedish DJ Eric Prydz, who is set to break new ground with the world festival premiere of his EPIC show which sold out the Brixton Academy in April, once again giving GlobalGathering fans the freshest new dance music experience.

Taking charge of the Metropolis Arena on Saturday are dubstep pioneers Chase & Status, currently riding high on the wave of critical acclaim and commercial success for their breakthrough album ‘No More Idols.’ There will be host of both established and fresh new acts also taking to the stage including SubFocus (Live), Hype, Stanton Warriors and Silver & Prophecy.

The festival’s RINSE arena will feature some storming performances. Skream & Benga, Ms Dynamite, Zinc, Boy Better Know, Newham Generals and MC Youngman will all be hitting the stage on Friday.

The Godskitchen Arena is also back on Saturday by popular demand. The trance heavyweights will play host to some of the biggest names at this year’s event including; Ferry Corsten, Eddie Halliwell, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Simon Patterson and Marco V.

For the full line-up and details of who will be taking to the Global, Metropolis, Above & Beyond Presents Group Therapy, Wax:On, Union, Carl Cox Revolutions, Godskitchen, Toolroom Knights, Hospitality, Bedrock and Electric Arenas go to

For those wishing to enjoy the two-day camping festival whilst returning at night to the lap of luxury, GlobalGathering has a selection of VIP packages on offer in their lavish camping area; Luxury Camping @ Cloud9. Accommodation packages range from Bell Tents to Luxury Yurts, Pop Up Hotels, and the ultimate in festival accommodation, the Pimp Bus. Those staying here will also get all the benefits of VIP ticket holders along with Festibarrow porter service for their equipment.

Camping and car parking are also free of charge. Plus as an added bonus, when you purchase your ticket either online at or in participating HMV stores you will receive a FREE £5 HMV gift voucher per ticket. Be there with hmv.

Alongside the 2-day Stratford-upon-Avon event the festival will also touchdown in territories across the world with events taking place in Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. Check out for more info.

Saturday tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 1st June at 10am




Twitter: / @globalofficial  #Global2011

Weekend General Admission ticket price £99 + booking fee

Weekend VIP Admission ticket Price £175 + booking fee

Saturday General Admission Day ticket price £62.50 + booking fee

Saturday VIP Day ticket price £99 + booking fee

Luxury Camping @ Cloud 9:

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FRIDAY 29th July

Main Stage

Pendulum (Live)

Steve Angello

Professor Green (Live)


Jaguar Skills


Underworld (Live)

Eric Prydz (Epic Show)


Joris Voorn


Paul Thomas

Group Therapy

Above & Beyond

Sander Van Doorn

Gareth Emery

Gabriel & Dresden

John O’Callaghan

Super8 & Tab

Mat Zo


Annie Mac

Boys Noize


Jack Beats

Jaymo & Andy George


Modestep (Live)


Eskimo Twins


Skream & Benga

Boy Better Know (Live)

Ms Dynamite


Geeneus & Tippa

Newham Generals

Roska & Jamie George

Plastician & P Money

N-Type vs Youngsta

Brackles vs Oneman

MC Youngman

Sgt Pokes


Crazy D


Richie Hawtin



Maya Jane Coles

Carlo Lio

Cinderella Man

Toolroom Knights

Fedde Le Grand

Mark Knight

Michael Woods

Kim Fai

+ Special Guest

Benny Benassi

SATURDAY 30th July

Main Stage

Tinie Tempah (Live)


Labrinth (Live)

Dirty South

Yasmin (Live)

Alex Metric

AN21 & Max Vangeli

Micky Slim

Carl Cox Revolution’s

Carl Cox

Adam Beyer

Nic Fanciulli


Riva Starr


Jon Rundell


Ferry Corsten

Eddie Halliwell

Markus Schulz

Aly & Fila

Simon Patterson

Marco V

Richard Durand

Cosmic Gate

Andy Moor


Ben Gold

Mark Eteson


Andy C

High Contrast


London Elektricity

Danny Byrd


Dirtyphonics (Live)

David Rodigan


Loadstar Ft Texas & Ikay

Nu:Tone & Nat Williams

Brookes Bros


Joe Syntax










Chase & Status  (Live)

Sub Focus (Live)

Nero (Live)

Caspa & Rod Azlan

Redlight & Dread MC

Stanton Warriors


Hype & IC3

Tempa T

Maverick Sabre


Silver & Prophecy

Citizen (Live)

+ Special Guest



John Digweed

James Zabiela

Hernan Cattaneo

Guti (Live)

Marco Bailey

Henry Saiz and Mark Marzenit (Live)

Psycatron (Live)

Guy J

King Unique


Felix Da Housecat

Erol Alkan

Fake Blood



People Get Real (Wax:On)

James Rand (Chibuku)

Marc Spence


Arena Hosts at this year’s GlobalGathering include some of the electronic music world’s most important record labels, promoters and DJs:


Promoters Wax:On host some of the best electronic dance events in the country and have played host to over 200 DJs and Live Artists including 2ManyDJs, Soulwax, Justice, Erol Alkan, Felix Da Housecat, Annie Mac, Simian MobileDisco, Tiga, Brodinski, Jacques Lu Cont, Chromeo, Ladyhawke, Lindstrom, Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs, Roni Size, Andy C, DJ Marky, Skream, Benga, Caspa, Rusko, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills, Derrick May, Sven Vath, and many more. They also have two record labels, Wax:On Music and Magicbag Music, and a compilation series. Wax:On reside in Leeds and host events all over the UK and in Ibiza. They can be found in clubs such as Digital, Stylus, O2 Academy, The Rainbow Warehouse and Eden.


UK Drum and Bass’ biggest event brand, Metropolis is best known for its groundbreaking and genre defying music events. These events are held across the globe, showcasing existing and up-and-coming talent from the electronic music world. This, partnered with their very close relationships with various festivals & venues have lead them to become one of the UK’s most innovative and successful promoters – with music always being at the forefront & the most important aspect of everything they do.


The urban showdown, brought to you by the spiritual home of London’s underground urban artists and the capital’s most influential radio station, combines the cream of the UK dubstep, grime and funky scenes. /


Celebrating a staggering ten years in Ibiza this Summer, Carl Cox Revolutions continues the “Carl Cox & Friends” theme, bringing together a line-up spanning many genres of electronic music. An Ibiza classic, Carl Cox Revolutions is one of the biggest nights on the white isle, promising world-class DJs, cutting-edge sound and lighting and one of the best atmospheres anywhere.


Hospitality is the worldwide club event of top UK D+B imprint Hospital Records. From humble beginnings Hospitality has grown to become a true titan of the scene – known for its feel good music policy, show-stopping DJs and a friendly, up for it crowd. As well as London events Hospitality also has shows all over the UK and the World including regular parties in Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool and also one off shows everywhere from Ibiza to Tokyo. Hospitality brings together bass heavy music, a friendly atmosphere and high quality production to create one the best clubbing experiences to be had anywhere in the world.


The club nights, based around Toolroom Records’ and Mark Knight’s distinctive sound, bring the underground sound of the label to the overground, hosting parties at key venues across the UK and Europe, creating a unique party atmosphere.


As part of the global tour for their much-anticipated second artist album, Above & Beyond will be hosting a number of ‘Group Therapy’ stages at the biggest dance festivals in Europe this summer. Handpicking their favourite DJs and artists for each stage, Above & Beyond will also be playing extended sets at each event – showcasing the cutting-edge sounds of the ‘Group Therapy’ album.


Godskitchen has grown over the years from humble beginnings into the UK’s most influential dance institution, overtaking some of the UK’s longest running dance brands in the World to become the premier dance name on the planet. Since the early nineties, Godskitchen has been evolving and spiraling to reach new heights raising the bar in dance music production.


UNION is the blueprint for the 21st century clubnight – secret, innovative, exciting, fun and intensely underground. In a short while UNION has gained a ferociously loyal following for their secret shows. Whispered stories of debauched parties have snowballed and every UNION show is now rammed through word of mouth alone… without so much as a single flyer or a poster to promote it! With an insane and hedonistic crowd and awe inspiring production, these legendary parties now have the reputation for being the place that the world’s finest underground DJs want to play (often turning up to play for free!)

2011 marks the 5th anniversary of UNION’s residency at the legendary Fabric in London and their stage at Global is one of  a series of landmark events to celebrate. Keep your ear to the ground because this is just the beginning…

GlobalGathering parent organisations:


MAMA Group was founded in 2002, and is now owned by HMV Group Plc following the completion, in 2010, of a successful takeover bid. MAMA Group Limited is the parent company of a number of UK-based music and media businesses.

The Group is comprised of three divisions:

Live Music, which includes the following London venues: HMV Hammersmith Apollo, HMV Forum, Jazz Cafe, Relentless Garage, The Borderline, Heaven, G-A-Y and Barfly Camden; the HMV Picture House in Edinburgh and the HMV Institute in Birmingham. It also operates live music events including the Lovebox festival, The Great Escape festival, GlobalGathering, Escape Into The Park and High Voltage festival.

Artist Services, which includes artist and producer management, and investments in music publishing and recording businesses; and consumer, which includes The Fly, the UK’s highest circulating music magazine; a sponsorship business; Music and Media Solutions which is responsible for all brand partnership activity and is uniquely positioned to integrate and deliver a variety of brand objectives across MAMA Group’s stable of assets.

PAPA Projects, a production strategy, event design, project management business dedicated to delivering engaging, inspiring creative-led experiences.


First established in July 1921 through its ground-breaking record store in London’s Oxford Street, and famous world-wide for its iconic ‘dog-and-gramophone’ trademark, ninety years on entertainment brand HMV enables its customers to get even closer to the artists and to the music, film and games they love whether in their homes or at work, on the move or via the ‘live’ experience. HMV offers a specialist and eclectic range of products, services and experiences that give unrivalled access to today’s popular culture through a number of complementary channels, including 260 stores around the UK and Ireland; an online store at; a content download service at powered by 7digital; and live music and entertainment through the sale of event tickets via hmvtickets online and instore, and HMV ownership of MAMA Group venues and festivals. These include the hmvApollo, Hammersmith, the Jazz Café and Heaven in London, the hmv Picture House in Edinburgh and the hmv Institute in Birmingham; and MAMA festivals including Lovebox, High Voltage, The Great Escape and GlobalGathering.


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