Tinie Tempah, and Chase & Status lead line-up for Global Gathering

plus Armin van Buuren, Friendly Fires, Knife Party, Nero, + more

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 15th Mar 2012

Global Gathering 2012 - Tinie Tempah (2)
Photo credit: Gary Stafford

Global Gathering 2012

Friday 27th to Saturday 28th July 2012
Long Marston Airfield, nr. Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire., CV37 8LL, England MAP
£105 for weekend, Saturday £65
Daily capacity: 55,000

Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Armin Van Buuren, the already confirmed Skrillex and Friendly Fires will headline this summer's electronic music festival Global Gathering.

Tinie Tempah
Joining Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, and Friendly Fires on the Main Stage over the two days will be Maverick Sabre, Labrinth, AfroJack, DJ Fresh, Dot Rotten, The Japanese Popstars, Major Look , Micky Slim Feat. Majestic, and Pete Jordan.

Armin Van Buuren will bring trance radio 'A State of Trance' to host an exclusive arena this year. AVB will be broadcasting the show live from the festival and welcoming Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, W&W, Jochen Miller, and Ashley Wallbridge to the arena over the weekend.

The previously announced Skrillex returns to GlobalGathering bringing his live concept The Skrillex Cell, using motion capture technology to create the backdrop to his set, which will have giant 3D projections in the shape of monsters, skeletons and robots moving in time with him. He will headline another new arena the all-new UKF Bass Culture arena which will also be home to Knife Party, Zane Lowe, Jaguar Skills, Feed Me, FuntCase, Alvin Risk & Koan Sound, and special guest Andy C: Alive.

In its second year as a Global Gathering arena host, Metropolis is teaming up with label Digital Soundboy (from original dnb pioneer Shy FX) to bring Nero, Sub Focus, Modestep, Flux Pavilion, Shy FX & Stamina, Dr. P, Friction & Linguistics, Borgore, DJ Hype & IC3, Mistajam, Loadstar ft. Texas, 16bit, Citizen!, B.Traits, and NorthBase.

Rinse are bringing a line-up including Magnetic Man, Boy Better Know Feat. Skepta, Ms Dynamite, DJ Zinc & MC Tippa, P Money, Emalkay, Plastician, Roska & Jamie George, N-Type, and J Kenzo Royal T.

Regulars Godskitchen will host a bangin' line-up featuring Above and Beyond, Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, John O'Callaghan, Cosmic Gate, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Simon Patterson, Orjan Nilsen, Mat Zo, TyDi, Ummet Ozcan, Indecent Kearnage, and Jordan Suckley.

Hosting their first ever festival arena anywhere in the world, as a festival exclusive this year are Visionquest (Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson), who'll be bringing along Art Department, Nina Kraviz, and Lewis Boardman.

The Electric Arena makes a welcome return with Annie Mac plus support from Steve Aoki, Fake Blood, Jack Beats (DJ set), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The Zombie Kids, Screendeath, and Marc Spence.

The self-titled Global Arena will this year showcase headliner Jamie Jones,as well as a festival exclusive set from Joris Voorn b2b Nic Fanciulli, plus Maya Jane Coles, Heidi, Cinderella Man, and special guest Sasha.

Returning for a second year to host an arena are Hospitality, with Netsky, High Contrast feat Jessy Allen & Dynamite MC, Camo & Krooked, Danny Byrd, Roni Size, London Elektricity, Spy, Brookes Brothers, Logistics & Nu Tone, Reso, DJ TC, Fred V and Grafix, Cyantific, Negus, and MCs & Hosts: Stamina, Wrec, Lowqui, Risky, AD, Script, Youthstar.

Wrapping up the latest announcement is the Toolroom Knight arena which sees Mark Knight, joined by Funkagenda, Michael Woods, Paul Thomas, Stefano Noferini, Manuel De La Mare, Marc Storie, and special guest Sander van Doorn.

Global Gathering promise plenty more surprises and announcements still to come.

James Algate CEO of Angel Music Group and Global Gathering'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. Global Gathering 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."

The twelfth anniversary of Global Gathering is confirmed for Friday 27th & Saturday 28th July 2012 at Long Marston Airfield, nr. Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire.

Travel to Global Gathering with National Express.

Considered the heavyweight champion of dance festivals, this over 18s only event covers the entire spectrum of dance music with musicians, DJs and performers entertaining up to 50,000 people with next generation technology, inter-galactic visuals, and sound systems guaranteed to take the crowd 'to another dimension'. Global Gathering offers a euphoric marathon of aural ecstasy from all ends of the dance spectrum including House, Trance, Leftfield, Breaks and much more.

Early bird general admission tickets are priced at £99, and £175 for Weekend VIP Admission.

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