50-metre hologram of Fatboy Slim plays surprise set above Alexandra Palace

The DJ played some of his biggest hits for the surprise show, which was livestreamed online.

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Fatboy Slim's hologram projected into the sky among yellow lights. He is stood behind decks, looking down and wearing headphones around his neck.

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A hologram of DJ Fatboy Slim played a surprise show above Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally) in North London last Thursday (19 October).

The performance itself took place inside the venue but was also projected to people outside and live streamed on social media. Fatboy Slim also played a sold out show at the same venue back in June.

As reported by DJ Mag, the set occurred as part of a collaboration with mobile network company EE. The DJ, whose real name is Norman Cook, appeared in hologram form, 50 metres high and suspended from two cranes.

Fans had been asked to submit videos of dance routines to his music ahead of the show, which were displayed as virtual backing dancers during in the set. His classic tracks such as Praise You, Right Here, Right Now and The Rockafeller Skank were played by the hologram DJ.

Fatboy Slim said of the collaboration in a statement following the event: “Last night was a wild ride! We took over London’s skyline and made history. A massive shout out to all those fans who joined me on the world’s biggest holographic stage to kickstart a brand-new era for EE.”

And good news for fans – back in September, Fatboy Slim confirmed he has no plans for retirement: “I tried retirement during lockdown. I had an enforced retirement for a year. Didn’t agree with me at all,” he said in an interview with Billboard.

“I think I’ve gotten to a point now where I can probably ride this one out until I drop. In some shape or form I think they’ll always be a place for me to be doing something. As long as I’m enjoying it and other people are still enjoying it, I don’t see any reason to stop.”

He also released a 25th Anniversary edition of his pivotal album, You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, earlier this month. Find out more via the official Fatboy Slim website.


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