Digweed drops in

Christchurch Press, 13 December 2001

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What a way to start the year! Dance music lovers in New Zealand have the chance to catch one of the world's mega DJs - John Digweed - in action when he rocks the main zone at this year's Gathering.

The British Digweed was recently voted No. 1 DJ in the world in DJ Magazine's top 100 Poll for 2001, a feat all the more noteworthy because it was a public vote.

Versatile and exceptional in every aspect of his work, Digweed is also known for his own productions, most notably the massive Heaven Scent which charted at 35 last year in the UK's Top 40.

While it's a real coup for The Gathering to get such a big name it also shows the international reputation the event has built up. Undoubtedly New Zealand's largest outdoor dance festival, The Gathering has brought New Zealand's dance community together every New Years for the past five years, attracting crowds of up to 10,000.

This year's event, again being held in the Cobb Valley, will have eight zones covering the entire spectrum of modern dance music.

WHERE AND WHEN: The Gathering 2002, G2, will again be held in Cobb Valley, near Takaka, and will run for three nights, from midday December 31, to midday January 3, with eight zones covering the entire spectrum of dance music. This year for the first time there will be a third night, which will feature ambient music (with the main zones closed), to allow people to rest and recover before leaving the site.

LINE-UP: 14 international DJs including John Digweed, Austin Leeds, Kasey Taylor, Gavin Martin, LAB4, Eamonn (Fevah UK), Ian Mac.

21 live acts including Pitch Black, King Kapisi, Salmonella Dub, Emma Paki, Blackseeds, Concord Dawn, Epsilon Blue, FREQ and Rotor+.

132 national DJs including Salmonella Soundsystem, Ryan, Dannyboy, Filter, Flux, Callam, OB1, Downtown Brown, and DLT.

TICKETS: $160 from Bunker Records and Echo Records in Christchurch or you can book online at www.gathering.co.nz


Caption: John Digweed

Christchurch Press, 13 December 2001

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