Fatboy Slim waives fee for Brighton Pride appearance in August

Besi Besemar March 5, 2015

International superstar DJ, recording artist and local boy made good, Fatboy Slim returns to headline Brighton Pride’s biggest ever dance big top production on August 1.

Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim

MORE Brighton than the beach he lives beside. More Brighton than the Seagulls he cheers on. And prouder than anyone else to be part of Brighton Pride 2015.

Fatboy Slim, everybody’s favourite big beat maestro, is returning to Pride in Preston Park on Saturday, August 1 and is waiving his fee to help Pride beat last year’s fundraising target, which benefits local LGBT/HIV organisations delivering effective front-line services to LGBT people in Brighton and Hove.

The global phenomenon that is Fatboy Slim is bringing his uniquely Brighton sounds back home to the Pride Festival in Preston Park for a Wild Fruit Big Top finale you’ll never forget. Right Here, Right Now. Fatboy’s last Brighton Pride performance in 2012 was a sensation, as thousand of Pride-goers joined Norman in an epic celebration of house, disco and loved-up beats.

But then, what would you expect from a world-class superstar DJ and producer who’s topped every chart going, won countless awards and performed at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Ultra Music Festival, Brighton’s incredible Big Beach Boutique 2, his beloved Albion’s Amex Stadium, Glastonbury, the Detroit Movement Festival, the Salvador Carnival in Brazil, Bestival, the House of Commons and atop the Great Wall Of China?

Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook), said: “There are many reasons I love my home city. Our tolerance and encouragement of alternative lifestyles is one of my favourites; it is a pleasure therefore for me to join in celebration of our LGBT communities in the fruitiest way I know how.” 

Get ready for Norman’s trademark party acid house, get ready to smile, rave and repeat as Fatboy Slim celebrates Pride In The City and Brighton Pride’s 25th anniversary.

Pride director Paul Kemp said: “Norman’s always been a great supporter of the City and Pride. The 25th Anniversary Pride is a landmark year for Pride and we’re thrilled he’s agreed to waive his fee to help support Brighton Pride and celebrate ‘Pride in our City’.

“We’ve come a long way together and Fatboy Slim will ensure we celebrate our community’s amazing achievements in true Brighton Pride style, giving us a Pride with a purpose in 2015.”

Event: Brighton Pride Festival, 2015

Where: Preston Park, Brighton

When: Saturday August 1

Time: noon – 10 p.m.

Cost: Early Birds sold out; £16.00 advance (first release); advance £18.50/£21.00 (£25.00 on the day). Joint tickets available for Festival and Village party.

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