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Event: Fatboy Slim NZ Tour – Jan/Feb 2023

Dance enthusiasts across the country can rejoice as today it is announced that award-winning and critically acclaimed UK DJ, producer and musician FATBOY SLIM will return to New Zealand in 2023. Embarking on his largest New Zealand tour to date, the iconic DJ will play outdoor summer shows in Christchurch, Napier, Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Taupō.

Over 20,000 fans who experienced his 2019 New Zealand tour have been counting down the days for the return. With a career spanning over four decades, Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook, is considered one of the original godfathers of dance music and was a key pioneer of the big beat genre of the nineties, with certified hits “Right Here, Right Now”, “The Rockafeller Skank” and “Praise You”.

Fatboy Slim’s success lies in his ability to blend funky breakbeats with the most catchy melodies and riffs, and he has reached a wider audience than many DJs by combining elements of rock and dance music. Cook holds the Guiness World Record for the most top 40 hits under different names, and as a solo act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards.

Kiwis will need to EAT, SLEEP, RAVE, REPEAT in order to prepare themselves for the mind and genre-bending multi-visual effects and stage presence that comes with a Fatboy Slim show.  He might have played to over 250,000 people on Brighton Beach, and headlined festival and arena shows around the world, but nothing of this magnitude and depth that goes into the heart and soul of New Zealand. Prior to his 2019 tour of NZ, Fatboy Slim last performed in New Zealand at a sold-out headline show at Vector Arena in 2012, and fans would still fondly remember his set closing out the Boiler Room at Big Day Out in 1999. His return to Aotearoa will no doubt spark the re-appearance of ravers young and old across dance floors around the country.

Fatboy Slim’s performance in Auckland will give birth to a new festival for the city – GARDENS MUSIC FESTIVAL – VICTORIA PARK. He will also be making a couple of special one-off intimate shows that will be announced shortly, including a special DJ set at the top of the Sky Tower. Local support acts to be announced.

PARTY WITH FATBOY SLIM IN THE SKY TOWER

Everyone who registers for the presale go in the draw to win a major prize including flights to Auckland, accommodation for two at Sky City Hotel and two tickets to see Fatboy Slim perform up the Sky Tower on Wednesday, February 1 2023. Terms and Conditions apply. Thanks to Sky City and Air NZ grabaseat.

FATBOY SLIM NZ TOUR DATES

FRI, JAN 27 – QE2 PARK – CHRISTCHURCH

SAT, JAN 28 – TREMAIN FIELD – NAPIER

SUN, JAN 29 – VICTORIA PARK* – AUCKLAND

FRI, FEB 3 – ANDERSON PARK – WELLINGTON

SAT, FEB 4 – GIBBSTON VALLEY – QUEENSTOWN

SUN, FEB 5 – TAUPO AMPHITHEATRE – TAUPO

All shows are R18. *Gardens Music Festival – Victoria Park feat Fatboy Slim & Friends

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