Global Gathering 2001
The event ran from 4pm on the 28th through until 7am on the 29th, with an after party following the event on the Sunday afternoon at CODE (now AIR), Godskitchens nightclub in Birmingham UK Global Gathering entered the British summer dance festival market in a crowded year which saw Homelands, Gatecrasher, Cream and the Ministry of Sound also staging events. However, despite the competition Global Gathering was a complete success, this being helped by fine weather and a sell out attendance of 25,000 people.
The festival has since become a highlight of the British summertime music scene, with Godskitchen subsequently staging four further Global Gatherings in the UK at Long Marston. In 2002, 2003 and 2004 Godskitchen Global Gathering attracted 35,000 revellers to each event leading to Global Gathering 2005, a two-day "weekender" event which introduced a completely brand new music policy for the Friday evening, camping facilities and an increased capacity of 45,000 people.
Godskitchen Global Gathering line-up
- Godskitchen Arena
- Session Arena
- Babooshka Arena
- Tidy Trax Arena
- Helter Skelter & Club Sidewinder Presents Accelerated Culture Arena
Roni Size & Dynamite, Grooverider, Hype, Andy C, Krust, Mampi Swift, Micky Finn, Jumping Jack Frost, Nicky Blackmarket, DJ Rap, Ray Keith, Brockie, Dollar & Gary K, Kosheen, MC Fearless, MC GQ, MC Shabba, MC Dett, MC IC3, MC Dynamite, MC Foxy, MC Juiceman, MC Mann Parris, MC MC, MC Five Alive, MC Presha, and The Ragga Twins.
- Club Sidewinder UK Garage Arena
Artful Dodger, MJ Cole, Spoony & Mikey B (Dreem Teem), EZ, Heartless Crew, Genius Crew, Masterstepz, DJ Principle, Norris "Da Boss" Windross, Mike "Ruff Cut" Lloyd, Jason Y2 Kaye, MC Pied Piper, MC Rankin, MC Creed, MC Juiceman, MC A.T.K., MC PSG, MC DT, MC Sparks & MC Kie, MC Juiceman, MC Viper, MC Mighty Mo, MC Champagne Bubble, MC Bushkin, and MC Sentinel.
- VIP Arena
Norman Jay MBE, Simon Forestiero, Youngy, and Clive Williams.