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Global Gathering has announced that their two-day festival at Long Marston Airfield will not be taking place in 2015 as the festival organisers revaluate the event.

In a message on the Global Gathering website the organisers said: “After 13 years of delivering one of the UK’s most successful electronic dance music events, the promoters of the GlobalGathering UK festival have decided that the festival will take a break in 2015 in order for all elements of the show to be reviewed ensuring GG remains at the heart of the UK dance market. This will not affect any of the GG club shows in the UK or international GG events. Thanks to all of our loyal fans for your continued support, please check the website for further updates.”

The organisers don’t go into much detail on why they’ve decided to forgo next year’s event but it doesn’t take a genius to speculate why.

The festival – which is located at Long Marston Airfield, Warwickshire – has been a focal point on the UK festival circuit for the last 13 years, especially when they secured Daft Punk’s Alive performance in 2006. But since then the festival hasn’t really moved on, and ultimately ended up being caught between the underground and more commercial EDM without really satisfying either sets of fans.

Hopefully this isn’t the end of the Global Gathering but with the rise of European festivals, especially those in Croatia, the days of standing in a muddy field in Stratford might well be numbered.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.