FATBOY Slim releases a new album to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Big Beach Boutique 2 concert.
More than 250,000 fans gathered on Brighton Beach on July 13, 2002 for what has been described as “the biggest event Sussex has ever seen”.
The crowd was more than four times larger than expected, doubling Brighton’s population at the time.
A year earlier, around 40,000 people attended the first Big Beach Boutique event.
But in 2002, Fatboy Slim, real name Norman Cook, performed the second of his free open-air concerts on Brighton beach to a record-breaking crowd.
A little over 20 years later, he announced the release of Right Here, Right Then to celebrate the event.
The album, which will be available in hardback and CD Digipak format, includes recordings of the original set, a new DJ mix, a DVD of the original concert and a 48-page book.
It will be released on BMG on September 2nd and is available to pre-order now.
Recalling the 2002 concert, Fatboy Slim says: “I think I was too stressed that day because of the safety of the crowd to really take everything in to really enjoy the experience.
“Now I feel like I can look back at the footage, remember the tunes, that sunset, my home coast looking like a carnival in Brazil, so many beautiful people having the time of their lives.
“I’ve never seen such merry madness, such good-natured devotion. A wise man once called me a ‘shepherd of moments’.”
The Hove-based DJ is hosting a weekender, All Back To Minehead, at Butlin’s Minehead from 18th to 21st November.
Organizers said: “Get ready for three days of love, dance and laughter and uncommon fun with DJ sets from Groove Armada, Everything, Idris Elba, Horse Meat Disco, The 2 Bears Rave, Jodie Harsh and Fatboy Slim.
“The party goes on and on and on: it shows no end.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20578830.fatboy-slim-release-album-celebrate-20th-anniversary-brighton-beach-show/?ref=rss Fatboy Slim release album to celebrate 20th anniversary of Brighton beach show