Croatia Rocks Festival 2015 – Fatboy Slim – Papaya Club, Zrce-Pag, Croatia
IBIZA ROCKS IS COMING TO CROATIA! Papaya club continues to make big partnerships with the top european brands. This time we are taking the music and entertainment of Zrce Beach to an even bigger level by bringing one of the most popular nightlife brands of the magical island of Ibiza. This is a festival first for Rocks and will take place on Croatia’s most famous party beach, Zrce, from Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd July 2015 at clubs Papaya and Aquarius. By having the balls to push the boundaries, Ibiza Rocks broke the mould in 2005 by bringing live bands to Ibiza, challenging the status quo and changing the musical landscape of the island forever. Against all the odds Ibiza suddenly had its most exciting new offering in decades and a new generation of like minded music lovers and bands looking on Ibiza in a whole new light. Ten years on and Ibiza Rocks is the leading live music promoter in Ibiza and the No.1 youth holiday operator with hotels, a travel company, bars, diners, retail stores, a massive live music and event programme across multiple venues. http://www.ibizarocks.com/history/ Join us at our first CROATIA ROCKS FESTIVAL ; 4 days & nights of live music, DJs, beach parties, boat parties and dancing under the stars. 1st LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT: LIVE: Clean Bandit Jungle Kate Tempest Kwabs Shura Black Honey Anushka Black Honey The Bulletproof Bomb MORE MUSIC FROM: B.Traits Blonde Doorly DJ Luck & MC Neat Eton Messy DJs Friend Within Hannah Wants Jaymo & Andy George Karma Kid Lxury Mak & Pasteman Monki Toyboy & Robin Tom Shorterz Shy FX Soul Clap Waze & Odyssey DJs: Rudimental Zane Lowe Wilkinson SPECIAL GUEST: Fatboy Slim PLUS MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! POOL & BOAT PARTIES HOSTED BY: Bastard Pop Black Butter Records Brooklyn Zoo Data Transmission Digital Soundboy Eton Messy Ibiza Rocks Allstars Moda Black Monki & Friends Nightvision Propaganda Cubed Reggae Roast Running Wild Shut The Front Door Wayf TICKET INFO: http://croatiarocks.com/ Fatboy Slim Recording under the alias Fatboy Slim, British DJ/producer Norman Cook was one of the major pioneers of big beat; he ranks second only to the Chemical Brothers in terms of breaking the genre in the States. Cook samples from a wide range of music—house, funk, even rock—to create electronic music specifically designed for dancing. Full biography: This emphasis on hedonism over experimentalism caused many techno purists to scorn Fatboy Slim, though it granted him immense success both at home and in America. Cook, who was christened Quentin, started DJ’ing at age 15. In 1985 he changed his name to Norman and joined the British pop band the Housemartins, replacing departing bassist and founding member Ted Key. The Housemartins were known for their socially conscious, no-frills image and scathing sarcasm. Their 1986 and 1987 albums yielded several Top 20 pop hits, including “Caravan of Love” (Number One U.K., 1986) and “Happy Hour” (Number Three U.K., 1986). Following the band’s split in 1988, Housemartins frontman Paul Heaton and drummer Dave Hemingway formed the Beautiful South; Cook, meanwhile, returned to his dance-music roots with Beats International, which scored a Number One hit in the U.K. with its 1990 single “Dub Be Good to Me.” Cook also recorded under numerous other monikers, including Pizzaman, Freakpower, and Mighty Dub Katz — who all charted in the U.K. — before embarking on his Fatboy Slim project. He made a minor splash in America with 1996’s Better Living Through Chemistry and its single, “Going Out of My Head,” which drew its defining guitar sample from Yvonne Elliman’s remake of the Who’s “I Can’t Explain.” But it was 1998’s You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby that transformed Cook into an international star with its inescapable hits “The Rockafeller Skank” and “Praise You,” the latter of which stayed on the U.S. pop chart for 20 weeks in 1999. Cook veered away from big beat for his next venture, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, on which he worked with live vocalists (including R&B singer Macy Gray) for the first time. The single “Weapon of Choice” went on to hit Number 33 on the Modern Rock charts, and drew attention for its music video featuring a dancing (and flying) Christopher Walken, which won six MTV video awards in 2001. Palookaville followed in 2004, and two years later he issued a best-of. In 2008, Cook announced he was looking for a new moniker with which to release his next album, which is mostly finished and features tracks with Iggy Pop.