THE BOUTIQUE is to celebrate its fifth birthday with two parties in BRIGHTON, featuring NME CARLING AWARD winners CARL COX and FATBOY SLIM.
Originally planned as a surprise special guest for The Boutique’s fifth birthday celebrations, Carl Cox has now been officially confirmed as Norman Cook’s co-headliner at the club on April 27. Taking place at The Concorde 2 on Brighton’s Madeira Drive, the Boutique bash will be preceded by a similar party with X-Press 2 and Midfield General at the same venue on April 13.
“Why are we doing two? Well, we’re not a weekly club,” explained Boutique promoter Gareth Hansome. “If we were, we’d celebrate for a month! Our first party was on a Tuesday in 1996 and because the club’s small, it’s good to spread it over two days.” Cox, it transpires, is a big fan of the club. “Carl plays for us whenever he can, so why not?” said Hansome. “He is a local boy, after all!”