Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Fans praise Fatboy Slim at Belfast gig

Fatboy Slim

Some 20,000 dance music fans descended on Giant's Park in north Belfast for a Saturday of glorious sunshine and block rocking beats when Fatboy Slim hosted the first concert to be held at the venue.

Outrageous attire was the order of the day for the electronic extravaganza and the up-for-it crowd relished every minute of the first ever party on the North Foreshore site.

Performances from the all-star dance line-up, including Deadmau5 and Zane Lowe, went down a storm.

But it was Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, they were really there to see and the Brighton-based dance legend delivered a show to remember.

Ahead of the gig, the superstar DJ told the Belfast Telegraph that Northern Ireland fans were “always over exuberant, which is just how I like it”.

When Cook took to the specially reinforced stage amidst a cloud of dry ice and spectaculars lasers, the high energy Belfast crowd lived up to their reputation.

With a giant video screen forming the backdrop for the star, Cook's opening track, Right Here Right Now, set the tone for the evening and was met with rapturous applause.

This was followed by non-stop dancing to hit after hit, including Praise You and Rockerfella Skank.

With a summer of music events and festivals ahead, many revellers had plumped to wear wellington boots — but they needn't have bothered as the baking sun ensured there wasn't a scrap of mud in sight.

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