Global Gathering – Globalgathering 2012 Line-Up Announced

GlobalGathering – the UK’s most diverse and progressive electronic music festival returns to Long Marston Airfield, Stratford Upon Avon on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July featuring headline performances from Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Armin van Buuren, Skrillex and Friendly Fires, promising to make the 2012 festival the highlight of the summer for dance music fans. The Festival is held between 27-29th July at Long Marston Airfield in Stratford Upon Avon. Weekend camping tickets start at £99.

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2012 boasts the festival’s most exciting line-up to date, with numerous spectacular live acts and DJs that span the entire electronic music spectrum, as well as a series of brand new arenas from some of the world’s most exciting promoters. From stadium straddling stars to industry insiders’ tips and the latest breaking acts, the festival team promise more live shows, epic productions, and groundbreaking arenas than ever before.

Topping the bill is chart-topping superstar, Tinie Tempah, set to storm the Main Stage this summer with a typically energy-fuelled, all new live show. After a year in which he has continued to make his presence felt on both sides of the Atlantic with his crowd pleasing party anthems, the Global crowds can expect nothing short of an epic new production with plenty of surprises thrown into the mix.

GlobalGathering protégés and the pioneering kings of grime beats and heavy basslines, Chase & Status, return to Long Marston following an outstanding year of sold-out arena dates for their Main Stage debut. Hyped by a barnstorming appearance at last year’s festival, when they created an unbelievable one-in-one-out situation at the biggest arena on site, Chase & Status are bringing an all new live show with a host of special guests to the best dance stage on the planet this July.

“GlobalGathering was one of the best festivals we played last summer, and I’m sure this year will be no exception. The crowds at Global are always crazy and we can’t wait to bring our live show back this July.” (Chase & Status)

In a massive festival first, superstar trance DJ and producer Armin van Buuren will bring the most popular trance radio show in the world, A State of Trance, to host an exclusive arena at GlobalGathering 2012. AVB will be broadcasting the show LIVE from the festival to millions of devoted listeners across the world and welcoming Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, W&W and more to the arena over the weekend.

The standout breakthrough act of last year’s festival, Skrillex, who has since garnered international respect and acclaim, also returns to GlobalGathering to headline the all-new UKF Bass Culture arena. Bringing his live concept The Skrillex Cell, fresh off the back of an international tour, the most exciting DJ in the world right now is upping the visual ante and treating GlobalGathering fans to a pioneering dance music experience, reflecting Global’s high production values. Using motion capture technology to create the backdrop to his set, the famously vigorous Sonny Moore will have giant 3D projections in the shape of monsters, skeletons and robots moving in spectacular time with him. Knife Party, Zane Lowe, Jaguar Skills and Feed Me will continue keep the basslines pumping throughout the arena, with a very special guest performance from Andy C bringing his new live show Alive.

Indie-dance trio Friendly Fires round off the headline performances on the Main Stage making their debut at GlobalGathering this summer. Importing South America to Shakespeare’s country, they’ll be delivering a taste of sunshine music with their rave-infused uplifting vibe. Modern classics such as Paris, Jump in the Pool and Live Those Days Tonight are set to capture the sun-drenched party atmosphere and provide a life-affirming, euphoric mood amongst the pleasure-seeking crowd.

As the headliners prove, GlobalGathering 2012 will be showcasing more quality and diverse live acts than any other electronic music festival in the UK this summer. In the biggest year yet for rocking guitars, banging drums, and singing strings, the BBC Sound of 2011 duo Nero, singer-songwriter of last year’s smash Earthquake Labrinth, soulful Maverick Sabre, dubstep/rock foursome Modestep, chart-topping drum and bass legend DJ Fresh and liquid funk Belgian Netsky will all stage live shows across the festival’s stages and arenas.

With plenty more surprises and announcements in store, the fans who descend on Long Marston Airfield over the weekend can expect GlobalGathering to continue its tradition of upping its offering and improving the experience year-on-year – developing the festival layout, bringing audiences the best in new electronic music first, offering up staggering new production concepts and comprehensive lineups with even more live acts than ever before year on year.

James Algate CEO of Angel Music Group and GlobalGathering’s organiser said: “Following the successful rebrand and redevelopment of the festival in 2011 that saw amazing feedback from artists and festival goers alike, we’ve once again looked to the future, securing some of the freshest live acts and DJs out there right now. GlobalGathering has always had strong production values and we are also working on some really exciting developments to the stages and arenas this summer – all will be revealed soon!”

Alongside the UK event, GlobalGathering will also visit countries across the world in 2012 proving their status as the international leaders in the electronic music market – with festivals taking place in Belarus (30th June), Ukraine (14th July), Russia (21st July), and South Korea (6th October).

Tickets for GlobalGathering are NOW on sale


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