Fatboy Slim headlines Loch Ness gig

Fatboy Slim is to headline a summer concert on the banks of Loch Ness, it was revealed today.

Fatboy Slim is to headline a summer concert on the banks of Loch Ness, it was revealed today.

DJ Norman Cook has announced plans to hold the June gig for an estimated 20,000 fans outside the village of Dores near Inverness.

He has previously staged huge shows on the beach of his home city Brighton and Rio de Janeiro.

The one-off concert, also featuring Mylo and Carl Cox, will make up for the lack of a Glastonbury festival this year, according to the dance star.

He said: “We needed something to do on Glastonbury weekend, and I couldn’t think of a more suitable caper.”

It will be the first time Loch Ness, famous for its legendary monster, has hosted such an event.

The site, described by Cook as a “beauty” was chosen after plans to hold another party on Brighton Beach fell through.

Around 250,000 revellers turned up for the Big Beach Boutique show in 2002.

It is the first Scottish date in eight years for Cook, who is married to TV presenter Zoe Ball.

He said: “The Celts are renowned for their partyability, and we’ve got some cracking special guests on the bill.”

The gig will coincide with the release of a Fatboy Slim greatest hits album, likely to feature anthems such as The Rockafeller Skank and Praise You.

A dedicated coach service will transport fans to and from the venue.

Organisers Slingshot and Loudsound said: “This is the first time Fatboy Slim has played in Scotland for eight years so where better than historic Loch Ness in the Highlands to stage what will be one almighty, Nessie-stirring, celebration.”

Tickets for the June 24 show go on sale on Friday.

Fatboy Slim will also play Portrush Beach in Northern Ireland on June 17.

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