The remarkable new feature documentary FATBOY SLIM: RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW will premiere on May 6 on Foxtel, taking viewers back to 2002 and the biggest beach party the UK had ever seen – The Big Beach Boutique II.
With the iconic Fatboy Slim as DJ, 40,000 ravers were expected on the beach in Brighton that day; when more than a quarter of a million turned up, chaos ensued.
Twenty years on, the 90-minute special tells the story of the epic event and a turning point in dance music, live events and British cultural history. Through moving interviews, exhilarating archive and visual alchemy, the film captures the hedonism of the late 90s and early 00s and the last hurrah of the rave movement before it ascended from the underground to the mainstream.
Fatboy Slim, AKA Norman Cook, 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.”
The documentary is produced by Beyond TNC and BMG Films, with international distribution handled by Banijay Rights.
The release of the documentary coincides with Fatboy Slim’s ‘Y’all Are The Music, We’re Just The DJ’s’ Australian April/May tour playing Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Final tickets are available via Frontier Touring: frontiertouring.com/fatboyslim.
FATBOY SLIM: RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW premieres Saturday May 6 at 9.30pm on Fox Docos and available On Demand on FOXTEL