Paul Oakenfold is a DJ like none other — or perhaps we should say, he has DJed where no others have DJed before. He’s braved the freezing winds of Mount Everest’s Base Camp, mixed atop the mighty Great Wall of China, and now, he takes on one of the world’s most famous manmade wonders: Stonehenge.
Now before you go concocting hilarious allusions to Spinal Tap, imagine the Celtic majesty of the legendary Neolithic scene. The sun sets pink and orange over the verdant fields as the misty-eyed strings of “Slice of Heaven” waft through the air. The anticipation builds as the sky turns dark during “Ready, Steady, Go.” This is all conjecture, of course. Only Oakenfold knows what to play during a never-before-spun set this massive, but we do know it’s going down for a hand-curated, invite-only guest list of no more than 50 people sometime in September.
“I am so lucky to be able to share my music from such an iconic site,” Oakenfold says. “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 experience will be recorded and released as a special album titled Live at Stonehenge. Given the exclusivity factor, it’s highly unlikely you’re actually going to be there, so a live album is definitely a solid move. Of course, if this whole thing summons a grand spirit, it’s the people on the premise who have to deal with the cosmic consequences.
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