Last weekend I was shooting at Global Gathering, returning to the familiar site in Stratford Upon Avon for the first time in a few years. The site was slighly smaller than I remembered, however this meant that all the stages were in close proximity so vibes were flying all weekend.
With a mixed line up spreading across the dance music genre's I was able to catch decent sets over the two nights. Now in it's second decade, there's no denying that GG attracts the world's biggest names in music.
With such a heavy line up packed into just two days, it's no suprise that this festival is much more upbeat and energetic than most others. Everyone in attendance is there purely for the music, set on having a good time which makes for a great atmosphere.
Friday always acts as a nice warm up to Saturday's monster showcase; a more intimate crowd of weekend campers as opposed to the swarms of day ticket holders that embark on the site for a big blow out the following day. One criticism however is that the soundsystems weren't loud enough which is always a shame at festivals, made more evident in certain tents whereby at breakdowns you could hear the bass from nearby tents.
Personal highlights included; T.E.E.D, Redlight & Dread MC, Annie Mac's set consisting of the likes of TNGHT and other bass-heavy bangers, Andy C, Benga crowdsurfing, Mark Knight, Hessle Audio, Disclosure, Maya Jane Coles and finally Jamie Jones to see the festival through to the end.
It was good to catch up with the people I linked over the weekend and also the people I met whilst there; I couldn't have asked for better company. From what I gather Flossy had a pretty mad time too, not seeing him again after we lost each other on Saturday..