Norman’s special relationship with the world cup started in 2002 when he had the bright idea to book gigs in Japan and South Korea in the same cities as the England games, thus giving the England fans something to do on their nights off and allowing himself and his crew to go to the matches.
Based on the success of this formula he repeated it (this time with FA approval) in euro 2004 in Portugal.
Norm explains “We just thought, why don’t we just book gigs around the England games, that way we get to be there” he went on to say “So I did a T-Shirt saying ‘Fatboy Slim, Official DJ Of The World Cup’ – you have the official beer why not DJ?”.
Ever since, when Norman has had contact with the FA they have thanked him for being the official DJ. So nobody’s really sure if it’s official or not but he’s been getting away with it so far!
Here’s the confirmed World Cup Tour dates so far:
15 June – Wild Waters, Boksburg
16 June – Durban, Kingsmead Cricket Ground
17 June – Cape Town, La Med
18 June – Cool Britannia, International Convention Centre Cape Town
22 June – Port Elizabeth, St Georges Park