Order in the House! Fatboy Slim to play gig at Palace of Westminster
Aside from the jeers in the chamber during PMQs or the odd drunk MP in one of the bars, The Houses of Parliament is known for being a sombre place. But all this is set to change with the news that Fatboy Slim is to play a gig at the Palace of Westminster.
The DJ and producer, real name Norman Cook, will be the support act for the winner of the House the House competition, which sees DJs aged between 16 and 25 compete across the UK in regional heats before taking part in a London final, where the winner will be chosen. The money raised will go towards the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, which aims to help young people through community music projects.
Cook, the man behind such hits as "Right Here Right Now" and "Praise You", said that even after a career touring the world, the concert at Parliament’s Terrace Bar was the most unusual concert he would play.
“I've played some exciting and unique places around the world from Bondi Beach to The Great Wall of China to Igloo but playing in the House of Commons might be the most unique to date,” he said. “I’m a proud supporter of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and the work that it’s doing with House The House. Music is a huge part of my life and to give something back in this way is amazing.”
While it may cause controversy among some of Parliament’s traditionalists, who are not known for their love of dance music, the event already has an MP supporter in the form of Mike Weatherley, the member for Hove and Portslade.
“House The House is giving young people the chance to have a voice, to be recognised for their endeavours and to engage with their communities to create change from the grassroots up,” he said.
If it’s a success, who knows who could be next to play the venue.
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