World-renowned DJ Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, has been quite active recently. After the upcoming Broadway show with David Byrne, he is coming up with a documentary about his infamous 2002 Big Beach Boutique II event that was described as the “biggest outdoor party the UK has ever seen.” The free event, spread over two days, was initially planned for 40,000 people but over 250,000 turned up on Brighton beach on day two which changed the way UK events were subsequently run.
Speaking about the film, he said: “It has been wonderful with the fullness of time and some hindsight, to revisit such a seismic event in both mine and my hometown’s history. Warts and all, the story told in full…Watch, sleep, rave, repeat.”
According to the synopsis, “Right Here, Right Now features interviews with those who were there on the Brighton sands and witnessed it first-hand including Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Vernon Kay, and John Simm, all giving accounts of their personal experiences of the era-defining gathering. The crowd was more than four times the expected size and at the time, doubling Brighton’s population for the day.”
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