Paul Oakenfold set to make DJ history as the first to play Stonehenge
Paul Oakenfold will write a chapter in the live music history books when he becomes the first DJ ever to play Stonehenge this September. The exact date has yet to be announced, but most dance music lifers will have to wait for the video recording to experience the event – only 50 personally invited people will be on hand to witness the performance.
Fittingly, all of show’s profits will go to English Heritage, a charity working to preserve over 400 historic sites around the country. The veteran dance legend is no stranger to DJing awe-inspiring locations, with sets on Mount Everest and the Great Wall of China already on his rap sheet. Despite decades of shows under his belt, Oakenfold says Stonehenge will top them all,
“I am so lucky to be able to share my music from such an iconic site. The energy there will be like nowhere else on earth, and this will be reflected in my music and performance. Despite having performed at incredible events and locations all across the globe, sunset at Stonehenge will be the most magical.”
The DJ will join an iconic list of past performers to grace the 5,000 year old landmark, including Jimmy Page, Hawkwind, and more. Just as exciting is the promise of more incredible events, with Oakenfold teasing a, “long-term vision of using amazing locations championing great artists and new music.”
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