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Global Gathering 2009 details...

Another year. Another Global Gathering. Another load of mashed-up ravers having it large in a field. Where are the parents? (Judging by this year's line-up, they're probably in the audience.)

Further details from the press release...

PIONEERS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC UNITE: THE PRODIGY, ORBITAL AND PENDULUM HEADLINE

July 24th-25th, Long Marston Airfield, Stratford Upon Avon

Global Gathering today reveals the magnetic headliners set to make waves at this summer’s festival. Set to cause a commotion this year will be electronic heavy weights The Prodigy, Kings of improvised techno Orbital, and bullish beat maestros Pendulum.

Expect some heavy beats and high energy hooks at this year’s Global Gathering Festival as 55,000 people congregate at the Long Marston Airfields for a two day, non-stop electronic music weekender that brings together the world’s greatest live and DJ talent. The festival takes place at the height of summer and is set apart by its commitment to next generation technology with inter-galactic visuals and sound systems guaranteed to take the crowd “to another dimension”.

Global Gathering throws open its gates from Friday 24th until 25th July. Electronic music aficionados and the world’s most glamorous clubbing cognoscenti abandon themselves to a euphoric marathon of aural ecstasy from all ends of the dance spectrum including House, Trance, Leftfield, Breaks and so much more.

The Prodigy renowned for classics such as “Firestarter”, “Breathe” and “Smack My Bitch Up” are the ultimate rave renegades. With fans such as Prince William and Harry, this year’s Global Gathering may be the first to have a royal stamp of approval. The devilish trio, Liam, Keith and Maxim are renowned for their high-octane shows. There is no doubt their headline performance will have an ocean of fans dancing and jumping together for one of those never to be forgotten festival moments.

Time lords, Orbital, will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary with their headline show at this year’s Global Gathering. With fifteen years of active service and a back catalogue of roof-raising anthems such as “Chime” and “Belfast”, Orbital are masters at building crowds into a frenzy of excitement. Mixing euphoric dance gems with perfectly placed samples of Bon Jovi, Belinda Carlisle and Ian Dury, they deliver a wicked sense of humour to their sets that never fail to impress.

Having tasted their first bit of success following a remix influencer and co-headliners, The Prodigy, track Voodoo People, Pendulum single-handedly conquered the world of drum and bass in their first twelve months together. The Australian trio relocated to the UK after taking the charts by storm. Their rock-fuelled brand of drum and breaks has helped win them a much broader audience than most drum and bass acts.

James Algate, Global Gathering Festival Organiser: “This year’s festival once again promises electronic music fans a stellar line-up. With the live stage, eight musical arenas, including the Godskitchen marquee, the biggest in Europe holding a staggering 15000 people, this summer’s weekend is set to be a crowd pleaser. The festival has always been pioneering in improving the customer experience and listening to feedback through the busy online community. This year is no exception and we are pleased to announce a deposit ticketing scheme for this summers festival.”

More information will be released over the coming weeks. Check out the website, www.globalgathering.co.uk for information, behind the scenes interviews and regular podcasts.

Payment Options:

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

Listings:

Location: Long Marston Airfield, Nr Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Date: Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July 2009
Times: Friday 5pm-2am / Saturday 2pm-6am
Website: http://www.globalgathering.co.uk
Map: http://www.globalgathering.co.uk/map

Prices: Earlybird Weekend General Admission tickets - £115.00 + booking fee
Earlybird Weekend VIP Admission tickets - £165.00 + booking fee
Deposit Tickets - £50 + booking fee – Available until 31st March 2009

Tickets include FREE weekend camping & FREE car parking

To find out more or to book your Cloud 9 luxury accommodation including Podpads, Kip n’ Kit, Campervans and many more options visit: http://www.globalgathering.co.uk/cloud9

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 more information.


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