The summer festival season is to get a mightly kick start this year with the help of The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers at the revived 2-day Gatecrasher Summer Sound System.
The event is to be held on the May Bank Holiday weekend of Sat 24th and Sun 25th, with other huge live acts including Dizzee Rascal, CSS, Soulwax, Digitalism and Simian Mobile Disco joining DJs like Paul van Dyk, Axwell & Ingrosso, Tong, Tiga, Yoda, Marky and nearly 200 more!
It’s already being billed as ‘The UK’s Biggest Ever Electronic Music Event’ with a capacity of 60,000 people and boutique camping facilities for those wishing to really make a weekend of it.
Summer Sound System events were massive for Gatecrasher back in the early noughties but then the dance festivals market became too crowded and the brand was mothballed in the UK.
Last year it made a promising comeback, but the new 2-day extravaganza, to be held at Turweston Aerodrome – site of the original off-the-hook GCSSS parties – sees the brand plant it’s lion flag firmly back atop the festivals heap.
It’s a bold new challenger to Gods Kitchen’s dominant Global Gathering, which has become the undisputed major dance festi in the years since GCSSS was last around.
Luckily this country seems to have gone festival-mad in the interveaning years and there should be no shortage of clubbers ready to relive the original spirit of outdoor raving at these and many other smaller events being announced for this summer.
Summer Sound System takes over the bank holiday weekend occupied for many years by the legendary Homelands festival, so it takes on a fine heritage amoung UK clubbers.
However Global Gathering tried to make an ambitious 2-location event work on the same weekend 2 years ago and found it difficult to fill.
Much, as ever, will depend on the Great British Weather, but Gatecrasher know how to put on a party, and this latest venture has the potential to be their biggest and best yet.
Early bird discout priced tickets go on sale this Friday, so grab them while you can and we’ll keep you up to date with developments in the run up to the event. It’s going to be a great summer!
Gatecrasher Announce New Festivalultima modifica: 2008-01-29T18:38:53+01:00da
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