14/09/2018DJ Paul Oakenfold Played at Stonehenge
Stonehenge served as a backdrop to a unique world first experience when DJ Paul Oakenfold performed on Thursday in support of the charity and guardian of the ancient stones, English Heritage.
World famous DJ, recording artist, producer and UK house music pioneer Oakenfold was the first ever DJ to play at the site in Wiltshire.
This was a one-off private recording with a small number of invited guests who witnessed this special experience at the UNESCO World Heritage site. This will be added to the unusual locations Paul has played at including the Great Wall of China, the FIFA World Cup 2018 and Base Camp on Mount Everest.
'Having the opportunity to play at the site, built 5,000 years ago, is a privilege,' Oakenfold said.
'I am so lucky to be able to share my music from such an iconic site. The energy there is like nowhere else on earth. Despite having performed at incredible events and locations all across the globe, sunset at Stonehenge is the most magical.'
Stonehenge was used as a backdrop to this special event, and the music was not amplified at the monument. Instead silent disco technology was used and the recording was carefully planned with the Stonehenge curator to ensure there was no impact on the site.
Oakenfold recorded his new album ‘Live at Stonehenge’ on the night creating a first of its kind experience for those lucky enough to be a part of this historical live event.
'We’ve been working very closely with Alon Shulman and the team at Universe on a number of innovative projects in support of English Heritage and the incredible collection of sites in our care, English Heritage’s Director of Development Luke Purser said.
'It is exciting that they’ve invited British DJ Paul Oakenfold, one of the most accomplished and recognised artists on the global stage, to be the first DJ to play at Stonehenge. We’re delighted with Paul’s enthusiasm for our work and that he has embraced the uniqueness of this site where he will be recording his new album, proceeds from which will go towards the charity'.
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