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Global Gathering taking gap year in 2015

By | Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Global Gathering

Thirteen years into its life cycle, big-scale dance-fest-in-a-field Global Gathering will take a year off in 2015, its promoter MAMA & Company has confirmed, following the 2014 weekender which ‘went off’ at Long Marston Airield with headliners Chase & Status, David Guetta and The Prodigy.

The motivation for taking the break is, apparently, so that the GG team has time to “review all elements of the show, ensuring it remains at the heart of the UK dance market”. All of which gives little away. Still, as Michael Eavis has proven with Glastonbury, a so-called ‘fallow year’ isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Though Glastonbury doesn’t have to worry about SFX zooming in and stealing its audience.

By the way, MAMA wants fans of the Global Gathering brand (and maybe the bosses at SFX) to know that the whole ‘no British festival in 2015’ thing won’t affect any other GG-related events, so don’t go saying it will.