Parklife: Fatboy Slim - Εικόνα

*On 14/07, extra Shuttle Bus itineraries will be in place from 19.00 until 21.00 and from 22.30 until 00.00 (approximately every 20’), for the SYGGROU FIX-SNFCC-SYGGROU FIX route, to accommodate visitors. Moreover, there will be two extra itineraries at 21.30 and at 22.00.

Opening Set: HANK K

One of the most iconic figures of the global electronic music scene of the past decades is the special guest featured in this year’s Parklife concert series. Fatboy Slim will be at the SNFCC Great Lawn on Friday, July 14. Admission is free and his show is sure to stir up the city. 

By the mid-90s, Norman Cook was a force to be reckoned with in the British alternative scene. As a teenager he had been swept away by the punk storm and devoted himself to the bass, both as a member of youth bands and as a DJ. He became known as the bassist of the ’80s indie rock band The Housemartins, and when the group broke up, he returned to Brighton of his college years to gradually follow the path of electronica. His first big hit was the timeless “Dub Be Good To Me” with the rather short-lived band Beats International – the track reached No.1 on the British charts and the US Billboard dance charts, showing the limitless possibilities of making something new by sampling The Clash, Ennio Morricone and The S.O.S. Band. 

In 1996, however, Norman Cook became Fatboy Slim, and the principal representative of the big beat genre that took Britain by storm, with bands such as The Chemical Brothers. Cook was ready for his next big step; and he took it with a smash hit single that was heard all the way to furthest reaches of the globe (“The Rockafeller Skank”), forerunner to an album with some of the tracks that indelibly marked the ’90s (“Praise You,” “Right Here, Right Now”). His album You’ve Come A Long Way Baby has since sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Its tracks have been used everywhere (TV, cinema, advertising video games), and Cook has become a sought-after world-class star. 

In the 25 years that followed, he gave some of the most impressive live shows the planet has ever seen: at the Great Wall in China, in front of millions at the Bahian Carnival in Brazil, at the biggest festivals of the world, in Vegas, and at the house of the Brazilian Big Brother. Always with an impressive visual show, always with his exuberant presence, enjoying the gig himself just as much as the audience does. 

But if you really want to see what a Fatboy Slim live show means, just look up the highlights from the Big Beach Boutique show that he set up shortly after the turn of the millennium on Brighton Beach. 

This gives you a pretty good foretaste of the greatest party of 2023 that will be staged at the SNFCC’s Great Lawn in July…

Opening Set: HANK K
Hank Korsan is a 25-year-old producer and DJ from Los Angeles. He's been playing relentlessly around the globe for years, which eventually led to gigs with Diplo, Kaytranada, The Martinez Bros., Chloe Caillet, Seth Troxler, Chris Lake, Damian Lazarus, and more. His most recent releases include remixes by Bruno Furlan and Francis Mercier, plus new singles "Tooka Took", "Both My Hands", and "Odile". Hank is in the midst of a big 2023 which saw the launch of his own label "Fajita Disco", a residency at Blue Marlin Ibiza, performances at Coachella and Wireless Festival, and walking in Pharrell's debut Louis Vuitton Menswear collection show in Paris. 


HANK K: 19.30

Fatboy Slim: 21.00

Friday 14/07 | 19.30
Free Admission

This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). 

See also

Saturday 02/09, 21:00

Parklife: Orchestra Baobab


Wednesday 12/07, 20:00