First DJ Performance at Stonehenge

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Lauren Beickert, Pro DJ

Last Thursday, DJ Paul Oakenfold became the first modern artist to perform at the prehistoric monument, Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, England. Many musicians such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Ryan Adams have set out to perform here, but never did. Oakenfold is one of the most famous DJs in the world, but he also is known for seeking out unusual performance sites. He performed at the Great Wall of China in 2003, and in 2017, performed at the Everest Base Camp, where he had the international crew of mountain climbers stationed at 17,600 feet. To avoid the threat of gate-crashers at Stonehenge, the performance was kept tightly under wraps and the guest list was capped at 50 people. To preserve the rocks and minimize the threat of damaging the rocks with the loud music, the show became a “silent disco.” Oakenfold ended the show with him saying, “We did it!” Another performance successfully pulled off.