FATBOY BRIGHTON PARTY PULLED

The superstar DJ has been in discussions with the local authorities...

Plans for a big summer beach party in BRIGHTON organised by FATBOY SLIM have been scrapped.

Organisers had been in discussions with local police, the council and rail companies to see if there was a way to avoid the chaotic scenes of the last event in July 2002 when up to a quarter of a million people decended on the south coast.

It was proposed that this year’s event be ticket only.

Brighton and Hove City Council spokesperson Sue John told BBC news: “The event that happened two years ago took us all by surprise. It took the city by storm and although it was a fantastic thing in some ways it had every danger of turning into a catastrophe. We cannot take the risk of that happening again.”

A spokesman for Fatboy Slim’s management said that it “wasn’t to be”.