Dance music festival adds big pop names
Ashley Clements
10:02 8th March 2013

Plan B, Example and Rita Ora are amongst the new acts to be confirmed for this year's Global Gathering as the British dance music festival moves into more commercial territory.

Katy B, DJ Fresh, Wiley, Sub Focus and Madeon have also been announced for the summer weekend which takes place in Stratford-Upon-Avon on July 26 and 27.

Festival organiser Gary Turner said: "Following last year's amazing and award winning festival will be no mean feat - but we've upped our game even further, investing heavily in some of the world's freshest and most exciting artists and the latest production from the international festival market.

"We're confident that the exciting developments to this summer's stages and arenas, that we'll be revealing in the near future, will blow the crowds away."


Example will be playing at this year's Global Gathering

The festival has also confirmed some of the biggest DJs in dance music will be playing at the summer bash including the likes of Annie Mac, Seth Troxler, 2manydjs, Andy C, High Contrast, Flux Pavillion and more.

Katy B has revealed that the dance weekend holds a special place in her heart saying, "Global Gathering was the first festival I played when [debut single] 'Katy On A Mission' came out and I felt so welcome straight away. I'm really excited to play this year."

Tickets for Global Gathering are on sale now. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

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