|Years active||2001 – present|
|Date(s)||Last weekend in July|
|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
- Long Marston Airfield, Long Marston, England
- Tor Poznań, Poznan, Poland
- Borovaya Airfield, Belarus
- Chaika Airfield, Kiev, Ukraine
- Tuutary Park, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Hangang Park, Nanji, Seoul, South Korea
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. It provides entertainment from a range of electronic genres, and includes live acts, 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.
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.
List of Global Gatherings
- Global Gathering 2001
- Global Gathering 2002
- Global Gathering 2003
- Global Gathering 2004
- Global Gathering 2005
- Global Gathering 2006
- Global Gathering 2007
- Global Gathering 2008
- Global Gathering 2009
- Global Gathering 2010
- Global Gathering 2011
- Global Gathering 2012
- GlobalGathering 2013 will take place on the 26th and 27th July.
- GlobalGathering 10th Anniversary Line Up, "Studento.com: GlobalGathering line up", 14 May 2010