British DJ Paul Oakenfold has trekked to Mount Everest’s base camp, where he plans to host the “highest party on Earth”, performing a set at 5,380 metres (17,600 feet).
The electronic music pioneer and three-time Grammy nominated artist, who has played on The Great Wall of China and on Coachella's main stage, is continuing to break new ground aged 53. Paul is marking the 30th anniversary of his famed trip to Ibiza that sparked the Second Summer of Love, one of the biggest revolutions in British youth culture since the original Summer of Love in 1967.
On April 11, he plans to hike then play a show in the morning at the base camp of Mount Everest at an elevation of 17,000 feet and become the first DJ ever to complete this.
"The audience will probably be sitting mostly," says Nepali DJ Ranzen Jha, who is currently accompanying Paul on the trip. "The air is so thin here, you will run out of breath quite quickly."
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