Fatboy Slim

 Big Beach Boutique II Brighton was swamped by more than 250,000 people

He may now be holding near 'grandpa' status within the dance music world, but Norman 'Fatboy Slim' Cook can still pack out a venue with Melbourne's Palace at near capacity for his Future Music sideshow. 

In 2002 DJ Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, was waking up in a town in England that still loved him - and his knack of putting on a good party.
Some were already calling this party 'Normstock'. Others talked of Glastonbury-by-Sea. Its official name was Big Beach Boutique II. Last year more than 60,000 people turned up at Brighton beach to watch Big Beach Boutique I, a free and barely advertised concert thrown by Cook, the millionaire super star DJ who also owns his own record label called Skint. This year it was bound to be even bigger, but few realised just how big - until it was too late.

As a heatwave swept the south of England, Brighton was swamped by more than 250,000 people, doubling its population and bringing the seaside resort to the brink of disaster.

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