Yes!, Global Gathering, the big dance music festival, has returned to Korea. It is taking place Oct. 9 at the same venue as last year, Hangang Park, in Nanji, near World Cup Stadium in western Seoul.
The first lineup has been announced, and the biggest name is FAT BOY SLIM! Otherwise known as Norman Cook, he helped pioneer the big beat movement of the late 1990s and has continued to DJ and produce ever since. Starting out in the Housemartin’s (old folks like me might remember “The Caravan of Love”), and Beats International before he discovered dance music, he has released a range of albums as Fat Boy Slim, among other names. He moved away from Big Beat and worked with such names as David Byrne, and has remixed acts like Beastie Boys, Corner Shop and A Tribe Called Quest.
Also playing is the man often called “the world’s No. 1 DJ”, Arimin Van Buureen, and popular French duo Justice. Local acts Soulscape, Ideotape and many more will also be playing, too. Tickets are 66,000 won if you buy before the 31st. Head here for more information.