French house icons Daft Punk will be playing their first live show in the UK in nine years at this summers Global Gathering, headlining a host of attractions which includes a lap-dancing club.
Event organiser James Algate told Skrufff this week theyd been trying to book the reclusive duo ever since they started Global Gathering four years ago and were pleasantly surprised when their agent contacted them several months ago completely out of the blue.
I think every festival would like Daft Punk on their line-up whatever festival it might be in the UK and for us to book them is a coup, were really excited about it, said James, adding that hes otherwise unable to provide any more details.
I cant tell you whether theyre performing on Friday or Saturday, in fact, I cant tell you anything about the show, its a closely guarded secret, Ive been specifically told that were not allowed to release any information to the press, heexplained, Though I will say that having seen the stage plans that weve been sent its going to be a phenomenal show.
They want everybody to turn up on site, see the show and go wow. It really will be a surprise for us too. Its their only UK show, Im sure theyre not going to be touring again for God knows how many years so if anybody wants to see Daft Punk in the UK in the next few years, this is likely to be their only chance.
The two-day event also includes the usual vast attractions of big name DJs (Fatboy Slim, Sasha, Digweed, PVD, Steve Lawler, Jeff Mills etc etc), an entire fairground, extreme rides and 40 strippers, James confirmed,
Weve had lap-dancing for the last couple of years, weve just kept it a little quiet up until now but its worked really, really well. Its in a separate area in the main part of the site and if people want to go in theyre welcome to, if its not your thing, steer clear, he advised.
Im not even sure how much the girls charge for their services, James claimed, Its just like going and putting a few quid on a fairground ride.
Global Gathering takes place on Friday July 28 (5pm-2am) and Saturday Jul 29 (2pm-6am) at Long Marston Airfield, Stratford Upon Avon. Tickets cost £105 for the weekend with camping, with other options available.
Jonty Skrufff (JontySkrufff.com)