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Fatboy Slim is hosting free a concert for NHS workers

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16 April 2020
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atboy Slim has announced he will be throwing a free party for frontline NHS and emergency service workers once the coronavirus crisis is over.

The legendary DJ, 56, announced plans to host a free concert at the Brighton Centre later this year to say thanks to the thousands of staff for their hard work during the ongoing pandemic. He is the latest artist to announce a free show, with others including Liam Gallagher and Rick Astley.

The musician, whose real name is Norman Cook, took to Twitter to share the announcement this week in which he invited "all NHS doctors, nurses, support workers, porters and cleaners + all blue light staff, ambulance, police and fire service (+importantly their +1s)" to the gig on October 28.

All eligible staff will have to provide a valid NHS or Primary Care Trust ID card as ticket checks will be carried out.

Ticket holders can bring a guest with them, but applications must be made by the NHS worker and all tickets must carry the name of the staff member who made the booking, and the name of the booker must match the name on the ID card. Guests will have to enter the venue at the same time as the NHS staff member.

Cook said he came up with the idea when friends asked him to send a video message to NHS workers, and he joked that "we should all have a big party when this is all over".

In a statement he added: “By the time life returns to normal we will all want to celebrate together and, I would like to do my bit to reward and thank everyone who has been holding our lives together in these most difficult of times.

"So I extend an invitation to all NHS doctors, nurses, support workers, porters and cleaners plus all blue light staff, ambulance, police and fire service (and importantly to their plus ones) to let their hair down with me and dance off the cobwebs to rejoice in the end of this emergency."

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster from 7pm on Friday April 27.