Global Gathering

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Global Gathering
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Genre Dance Music
Dates Last weekend in July
Location(s) Various locations
Years active 2001 – present
Website
Global Gathering Worldwide

Global Gathering is an annual dance music festival by MAMA & Company. Festivals are held in countries such as the UK, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and feature leading electronic music artists from across the globe. The festival has been running since 2001; the concept came about following enormous interest in the opening Code club (now Air), the home of Godskitchen. The organisers recognised that there was room to expand dance music from clubs to outdoor music festival venues.

Global Gathering Locations[edit]

Festival History[edit]

Global Gathering 2008 Promo Poster

Held on the last weekend of July each year, GlobalGathering in the UK has established itself as a major UK dance festival since it began in 2001. It is held at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon.[7] It provides entertainment from a range of electronic genres, and includes live acts, drum and bass, house, trance and dubstep. The festival has grown to play host to over one hundred acts on sixteen stages, and has twice won the award for Best UK Festival in the DJ Magazine awards, including 2010.[8]

On 18 March 2006, GlobalGathering travelled to Miami, Florida. The festival included acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Coheed and Cambria, Avenged Sevenfold, Deep Dish, Adam Freeland, Sasha, John Digweed and others. In 2008, GlobalGathering shows included Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, Australia, and Malaysia. In 2009, Poland, Belarus, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, South Korea and Australia played host.

On 28 July 2012, during the GlobalGathering 2012 event, paramedics were called to Long Marston Airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon after a 24-year-old man had been found unconscious in his tent. Despite efforts to resuscitate him, he died. It is the first death in the 12-year history of the annual festival.

Global Gathering 2014 recorded a 2nd death during the events 14 year history.

List of Global Gatherings[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.globalgathering.com/2011/info/map-directions
  2. ^ http://www.globalgathering.com/pl/2010/line-up
  3. ^ http://www.globalgathering.com/by/2010/line-up
  4. ^ http://www.globalgathering.com/ua/2010/line-up
  5. ^ http://www.globalgathering.com/ru/2010/line-up
  6. ^ http://globalgatheringkorea.co.kr/
  7. ^ GlobalGathering 10th Anniversary Line Up, "Studento.com: GlobalGathering line up", 14 May 2010
  8. ^ http://www.djmag.com/news/detail/2527
  9. ^ http://www.skiddle.com/festivals/global-gathering/

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