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Fatboy Slim to headline Bestival

Fatboy Slim has been announced as the final headliner for Bestival's 10th anniversary event.

The 49-year-old joins other headliners Elton John and Snoop Dogg in signing up for the five-day festival held on the Isle of Wight in September.

The Praise You star, who will perform the set 'Fatboy Slim's Bestival Birthday Bash', said: "It was at Glastonbury 2003, where I closed the Sunday Best stage for Rob da Bank (Event organiser and Radio 1 DJ) , that I first saw the glint in his eye to create his own festival.

Fatboy Slim performs during the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games Credit: Michael Kappeler/Press Association Images

"Here I am again, throwing them the biggest birthday bash possible and sharing the main stage alongside Elton John and Snoop Dogg. It's an absolute honour to return for this momentous occasion, staying creative and independent in these times. You've come a long way, baby."

MIA, Franz Ferdinand, Flaming Lips, The Knife, Wu-Tang Clan and Carl Cox are among the other acts to perform at the festival which was voted the UK's Best Major Festival last year.

Read: Fatboy Slim rocks parliament

Fatboy Slim rocks Parliament at historic gig

Fatboy Slim's first impression might have been that parliamentarians are a tough crowd to please as he exhorted them from behind his turntables to "put their hands up in the air".

But it didn't take long for a number of them to warm up and begin bobbing and gyrating in unison.

His appearance was part of a fundraising event for in aid of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.

Read: Fatboy Slim becomes first DJ to play at Parliament

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Fatboy Slim DJs in Parliament

DJ Fatboy Slim playing in the House of Commons
DJ Fatboy Slim playing in the House of Commons Credit: Twitter/@mp4chester

Fatboy Slim has become the first major DJ to play at the House of Commons as part of a charity fundraising event.

Whilst it was not the biggest gig of his life - a quarter of a million people turned up for his party on Brighton beach in 2002 - the audience may well be the most distinguished.

Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, said: "I've played some exciting and unique places around the world, from Bondi Beach to the Great Wall of China to an igloo, but playing in the House of Commons might be the most unique to date."

He will be joined by up-and-coming DJ Mr Fury who beat some 200 competitors to secure the opportunity in finals at the appropriately-named Ministry of Sound nightclub in London.

The event is in aid of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.

Right here, right now: Fatboy Slim in the House

Fatboy Slim has played all across the world from Ibiza to his infamous Brighton beach gigs but now he has been booked for the unlikeliest venue - the House of Commons.

The King of Commons spin? No, not Malcolm Tucker but Norman Cook. Credit: Zak Hussein/PA Archive

Norman Cook will perform on March 6 at the terrace bar as the support act for the winner of the DJ competition House The House, in aid of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.

Cook said: "I've played some exciting and unique places around the world, from Bondi Beach to the Great Wall of China to an igloo, but playing in the House of Commons might be the most unique to date."

He added: "Music is a huge part of my life and to give something back in this way is amazing."

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