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Fatboy New Year gig moves closer
Fatboy Slim at the 2002 event
Tickets for the New Year's Day gig were for Brighton residents only
A beach party organised by DJ Norman Cook - aka Fatboy Slim - on New Year's Day has been approved by another Brighton & Hove City Council committee.

Landlord's consent came from the policy and resources team on Thursday, a week after the licensing committee approved a licence for the Madeira Drive event.

But the council said Big Beach Boutique 3 still needed approval from the fire service and health and safety officers.

All 20,000 tickets for the gig were sold in five hours on 2 November.

'Fantastic event'

On Friday, the council said that final details of evacuation arrangements and emergency service access still had to satisfy health and safety inspectors.

Council leader Simon Burgess said: "Final details are still being discussed, but I am confident we can look forward to a fantastic event and a great way to celebrate the New Year."

A beach party held in Brighton by the DJ in July 2002 ended in chaos when 250,000 people turned up.

Issues raised about next year's event by British Transport Police, the NHS and the fire service were resolved earlier this month.

Fatboy beach party given licence
24 Nov 06 |  Southern Counties
Fatboy tickets sold in five hours
02 Nov 06 |  Southern Counties


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