Fatboy Slim Marks 20th Anniversary of Brighton Beach Boutique Concert With Box Set Release

When reflecting on his iconic open-air gig in July 2002, the ‘Praise You’ hitmaker admits he was at the time ‘too stressed’ about crowd safety ‘to fully enjoy the experience.’

AceShowbizFatboy Slim is releasing “Right Here, Right Then” as a hardback book and in multiple formats to mark the 20th anniversary of his iconic original Brighton Beach Boutique concert. Back in July 13, 2002, more than 250,000 fans of the legendary DJ, who launched the Boutique Nightclub in the seaside town, gathered on Brighton Beach in Sussex, England for the free open-air concert, although only 60,000 were anticipated to attend.

Recalling on the record number of attendance, the “Praise You” hitmaker, whose real name is Norman Cook, commented, “I think I was too stressed on the day about crowd safety to really take it all in, to fully enjoy the experience.”

“Now I feel I can look back at the footage, remember the tunes, that sunset, my home seafront looking like a carnival in Brazil, so many beautiful people having the time of their lives,” he went on sharing, “I have never seen such joyous madness, such good natured abandon… A wise man once described me as ‘a shepherd of moments.’ “

The album, available on hardback book and CD digipak formats, boasts multiple recordings of the original set, a brand new DJ mix, DVD of the original concert, 48-page 12″ book with photos and foreword by Fatboy Slim and much more.

“Right Here, Right Then” will be released on September 2, and is available to pre-order now.

Meanwhile, Fatboy Slim’s “All Back to Minehead” will launch its inaugural event at Butlin’s Minehead between November 18 and 21. The three-day extravaganza will see DJ sets from Groove Armada, Everything, Idris Elba, Horse Meat Disco, The 2 Bears Rave, Jodie Harsh and Fatboy Slim himself. Tickets can be obtained via www.butlins.com.

Fatboy Slim is expected to play the following shows in 2022:

  • 23/07/22 – Garten Der Welt, Berlin
  • 24/07/22 – Sunrise Festival, Poland
  • 29/07/22 – Indie, Cork, Ireland
  • 20/08/22 – Camp Bestival, UK
  • 21/08/22 – Brunch In The Park, Spain
  • 28/08/22 – Creamfields, Daresbury, UK
  • 03/09/22 – Montreal, Canada
  • 03/09/22 – Boston, USA
  • 04/09/22 – Arc Music Festival, Chicago, USA
  • 23/09/22 – Format Festival, Arkansas
  • 24/09/22 – San Fransisco, USA
  • 18/11/22 – Butlin’s, Minehead, UK

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