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Fatboy Slim is a Glastonbury veteran, with extra Worthy Farm appearances underneath his belt than every other artist. The rationale he retains coming again? As a result of, he argues, Glastonbury is like no different pageant.

The British DJ and producer, 60, made his debut on the storied occasion as underneath his actual title, Norman Prepare dinner, taking part in bass along with his former indie band, The Housemartins, who carried out on the Pyramid Stage in 1986.

Ten years later, he adopted his Fatboy Slim moniker and achieved essential and industrial success along with his debut album, Higher Dwelling Via Chemistry. This was adopted by a string of hit data together with You’ve Come a Lengthy Manner, Child, and Palookaville.

Since his first look as Fatboy Slim in 1996, Prepare dinner has carried out at each single Glastonbury pageant, that means this yr will mark his twenty sixth look.

Talking to The Impartial, Prepare dinner praised Glastonbury for retaining its independence and build up a loyal clientele of music lovers.

“I simply actually like it,” he stated, “it’s as near my [vision of a] utopian society [as I’ll get] as a result of it hasn’t been tarnished by cash.”

He continued: “It’s the identical organisers they usually’re not in it to make a revenue like different festivals. In the event that they do, they offer it to charity”.

Right here, right now: Fatboy Slim at Glastonbury in 2002
Proper right here, proper now: Fatboy Slim at Glastonbury in 2002 (WireImage/Getty)

Final yr, organisers revealed that Glastonbury Pageant donated a document breaking £3.7m to good causes together with charities Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid.

Contained in the pageant’s programme, Prepare dinner is billed as a “large beat pioneer turned much-loved eclectic disc spinner… a daily Glastonbury deal with”. Annually, he performs no less than two or three units, and as soon as delivered a staggering six reveals over 4 days.

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Itemizing his favorite facets concerning the legendary Worthy Farm occasion, he defined that it’s a spot the place folks can stay within the second and take care of each other.

A view of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury
A view of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury (PA Archive)

“You get that glimpse of how stunning the world will be if it wasn’t tainted by cash, violence and ego,” he stated.

One other perk of being an artist at Glastonbury, he stated, is the truth that there are such a lot of different acts multi function place, that means it’s a uncommon alternative to socialize and reconnect with previous mates.

Cook DJ-ing at Glastonbury in 1998
Prepare dinner DJ-ing at Glastonbury in 1998 (Alamy)

The pageant is the birthplace of considered one of his most up-to-date collaborations, “Praising You”, with pop star Rita Ora.

Rita Ora performs during her Music Box session with The Independent
Rita Ora performs throughout her Music Field session with The Impartial (The Impartial)

“That was a complete Glastonbury factor, she was a fan of mine and she or he wished to see my set then we began chatting,” Prepare dinner recalled.

Ora just lately carried out an unique stripped-back rendition of “Praising You” for The Impartial’s sequence of stay classes, Music Field.

Glastonbury Pageant 2024 takes place between 26 to 30 June. You possibly can see the complete lineup and set instances right here.

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