Global Gathering: flower power
Revellers at this year's Global Gathering festival are set to be treated to a special 'summer of love' feeling by being showered not by rain, but by thousands of lovely flowers.
Global Gathering 2006 is taking place this weekend, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July at Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon and will feature Daft Punk's first UK appearance in a decade as well as performances by Fatboy Slim and Groove Armada.
Three loads of around 100,000 chrysanthemums and anemones will be dropped on crowds below, apparently giving them a surge of happiness as they watch them fall slowly to the ground
William Willems, the artistic brain behind the Dutch company Flower Rain, said "This is the first time we are bringing the blossom rain to the UK and our missions is to spread love joy and amazement over the good people at Global Gathering."
Global Gathering has become the UK's biggest dance weekend, attracting crowds of up to 50,000 from across the world.
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