Global Gathering Opens The Bunker As A Performance SpaceGlobal Gathering Opens The Bunker At Long Marston Airfield

Music has just officially gone underground – Global Gathering to use abandoned RAF bunker as a venue!

Global Gathering, (held at Long Marston Airfield) has some of the largest festival arenas in the UK, which this year play host to big name acts such as Plan B, Disclosure and Rudimental, so what place does a pimped up bunker have you might ask…

In an age where the public demands are ever increasing and just music in a field no longer cuts the mustard, festival organisers are continuously striving to find something new, something different…something epic.

Fashioned from industrial containers, pallets and various types of shubbery, The Bunker’s low ceilings, laser lights and industrial feel create a totally different experience for party-goers. In sharp contrast to the sunny, colourful, open arenas, The Bunker feels enclosed, dark and futuristic; it is intense. And it is this intensity that forces those who dare enter to really feel the heavy drops and electro blasts that shook The Bunker all weekend.

Global Gathering Opens The Bunker As A Performance Space

On Saturday, despite the heavens opening, eager ravers were queuing outside to see Hannah Wants’ set, which was undoubtedly the highlight of The Bunker, and arguably one of the highlights of the whole festival.


As sideshows or extra features go, The Bunker was a massive hit, with comments such as “totally unexpected”, “awesome”, and “never been anywhere like it before” from revellers. Having not made an appearance at the festival for some time, The Bunker has now been welcomed back into the limelight, and will hopefully play host to some of the best emerging artists that 2014 has to offer.


Global Gathering can be found at their website and at their Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud pages. The bunker is here.

All words by Beccy Bridgwater. This is Beccy’s first contribution to Louder Than War.

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