THE first DJ set to ever take place at Stonehenge went ahead at the prehistoric site last night.

Paul Oakenfold brought his musical talents to the stones yesterday (Thursday), to provide a small and select audience with a range of music during sundown.

“I am so lucky to be able to share my music from such an iconic site,” Paul said.

"The energy here is like nowhere else on earth, and this is reflected in my music."

The audience consisted of 50 lucky spectators who were also treated to surprise guest, DJ Carl Cox, who joined Paul in front of the stones during the set.

The evening has been recorded and will be later released under the title Live at Stonehenge, with proceeds going to English Heritage.

Paul added: “Despite having performed at incredible events and locations all across the globe, sunset at Stonehenge is by far the most magical moment to have the privilege to experience.”

Alon Shulman from Universe who produced the event said: “Together, Paul and I wanted to create something completely unique.

"Being known for our ground-breaking performances and collaborations it is fitting that our first special moment takes place at Stonehenge.”

Responding to the event that took place at the English Heritage site, King Arthur Pendragon said: "We [The Loyal Arthurian Warband] feel that it's yet another a case of double standards and another ill thought out attempt by English Heritage to cash in on our culture.

"Not only did they have a champaign soiree to celebrate winning an award the same week they announced their alcohol ban and so called parking charges at solstice, but now despite their outright ban on 'us' using amplified music at solstice they now claim this a first time for amplified music conveniently 'forgetting' the free festivals of the eighties."

During the decade 1974 to 1984, Stonehenge hosted several artists including Jimmy Page, Hawkwind and Dexys Midnight Runners.

English Heritage assured the event was safe and had care and respect for the site, including the use of silent disco technology.

English Heritage’s Director of Development, Luke Purser added: “We’ve been working very closely with Alon Shulman and the team at Universe on a number of innovative projects in support of English Heritage and the incredible collection of sites in our care.

“We’re delighted with Paul’s enthusiasm for our work and that he has embraced the uniqueness of this site where he will be recorded his new album, and that proceeds from which will go towards the charity."