The Prodigy announced as Global Gathering headliners

Keith Flint

Global Gathering festival has confirmed that The Prodigy will headline this year's dance event at Long Marston Airfield in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Other acts on the bill include Chase & Status, Katy B, Alesso and David Guetta.

The event, which takes place on 25 and 26 July, will also see appearances from Eric Prydz, Gorgon City and Pete Tong.

Global Gathering began in 2001 and was headlined last year by Plan B, Example, Rita Ora and Disclosure.

The Prodigy

Festivals are also held in other countries across the world and the event has previously visited countries including Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, South Korea, Australia and Russia.

More than 50,000 people are expected at this year's Global Gathering with tickets on sale now.

Highlights from the event will feature on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

The Prodigy will also be headlining Sonisphere rock festival in Knebworth alongside Iron Maiden and Metallica from 4 to 6 July.

Keith Flint

Last year Global Gathering won DJ Mag's best festival award.

At the time, Managing Director of Global Gathering Group Gary Turner told the magazine that new production ideas and concepts are set to be introduced for the 2014 and 2015 UK weekenders.

"I had a vision of creating a more exciting festival for the fans," he said. "Not just the best music but also the best environment that they can experience the music in.

"Standing right in front of the Fusion Cube and watching the crowd go off was an absolutely amazing experience for me."

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