In Brief

For First Time Ever There Will be a Concert at Stonehenge

DJ Paul Oakenfold set to become the first-ever artist to perform at the historic site in England.

Stonehenge in October 1982 (photo by Jeff Hart, via Flickr)
Stonehenge in October 1982 (photo by Jeff Hart, via Flickr)

This September, there will be a concert at the English neolithic site known as Stonehenge, and no it won’t be a rock concert. Trance DJ Paul Oakenfold will become the first artist to perform at Stonehenge. As part of an intimate concert series, 50 people will be invited to the event, set to take place at sunset. The event will be recorded for his new album, titled Live at Stonehenge. This follows several past performances by Oakenfold at a number of out-of-the-ordinary locations, including the Great Wall of China and Mount Everest’s base camp.

“I am so lucky to be able to share my music from such an iconic site,” said Oakenfold. “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.”

Stonehenge Summer Solstice party (2010) (photo by Ann Wuyts, image via Flickr)
Stonehenge Summer Solstice party (2010) (photo by Ann Wuyts, image via Flickr)

Oakenfold is an English record producer and trance DJ who began his career in 1980. He’s been nominated for two Grammy awards and has three studio albums. In addition, he’s provided remixes for a number of artists including Madonna, Britney Spears, U2, and The Rolling Stones, among others.

Alon Shulman, chairman and creative director of the marketing company World Famous Group, developed the idea for the Stonehenge concert and hopes to hold more events like this in the future.

“It’s Alon’s special relationships and his long-term vision that make the impossible possible,” said Oakenfold. “We’ll shortly be announcing our plans using amazing locations championing great artists and new music”

Funds raised from the event will go to English Heritage, an organization that “cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments, and sites” across England. A date for the event has not yet been announced.

comments (0)