DUBAI // The British DJ Fatboy Slim will perform for the first time in the Middle East next month as part of this year's Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). The DJ, also known as Norman Cook, will take to the decks at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi's Barasti Bar on Feb 11, for a two-hour set. Fatboy Slim has won international acclaim and sold more than eight million albums after more than a decade in the music business. Organisers of the DSF said: "DSF 2009 is bigger and better than ever before, and the excitement, ingenuity and sheer attitude that Fatboy Slim projects, is in many ways representative of what DSF means to its millions of visitors from across the world."
In 2003 Fatboy Slim performed to 260,000 people at a free party on Brighton beach, England. Subsequent parties have been held on beaches in Brazil, Northern Ireland and Australia, as well as events on the banks of the Black Sea in Romania and Loch Ness in Scotland. Tioa Vitale, 20, a Fatboy Slim fan and an Australian expatriate, said she was excited to hear the DJ was coming to Dubai. "He's been around for a while but I still like him." Tickets for the event cost Dh350 and are available from Time Out's ticketline 800 4669, www.timeouttickets.com, www.ticketingboxoffice.com and all Virgin Megastores in the UAE. email@example.com