Paul Oakenfold is about to become the first artist ever to play at iconic Stonehenge in September although specific dates are yet to be confirmed. He will play to a select amount of people- fifty to be exact and they will enjoy the DJ’s music as the sun sets on the legendary site.
Why is Stonehenge such a big deal? Well, the answer is simple. It’s packed with mystery. Nobody can confirm exactly how or why Stonehenge (found it the heart of Wiltshire) was built and indeed it is difficult to calculate exactly who built it. Some claim the rocks of Stonehenge were healing rocks, brought from Africa to Ireland for their healing properties by giants The site is also a great movie location.
Its roots date as far back as 3000 BC and scientists have only just started discovering the bones of travelers that were cremated on site there which may give them some much-needed answers. It is said that the skeletons came from Wales.
The UK born musician is famous for performing in odd locations such as the summit of Mount Everest and The Great Wall of China. What you may not know about him, is that he is also responsible for the well recognised Big Brother theme tune that dominated TV screens since the early 2000’s. His music is very marmite and you either love what he does or you don’t. Paul labels his sounds as trance music and likes producing music when he isn’t performing. Alongside original music, he is known for remixing over 100 artists including U2, Madonna, Britney Spears, The Cure, The Stone Rose and The Rolling Stones.
The magic of Stonehenge combined with the crystal sounds of DJ Oakenfold is sure to make a concert those lucky fifty won’t forget in a long long time.
Words by: Melina Zachariou