Fatboy Slim has announced details of an intimate gig in aid of the Save The Social campaign.
All proceeds from the show will go towards helping keep the long-running London venue open, as it faces a battle to raise £95,000 by the end of the month or face threat of closure, with developers planning to turn the space into a chain cocktail bar.
The DJ and producer, whose real name is Norman Cook, will play a tiny show at the beloved venue on Saturday (March 23). Tickets cost £25 and are available to buy here now.
FATBOY SLIM AT THE SOCIAL
Sat 23 March @FatboySlim tickets ON SALE NOW! £25 each and 100% of proceeds go to the Save The Social campaign. All available through @dicefm x https://t.co/YtmqJigdRB pic.twitter.com/jjhd9vfUcb
— Heavenly Recordings (@heavenlyrecs) March 19, 2019
The team behind The Social have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise the money needed, with £75,621 of the target raised at the time of writing. The funds will be used as a downpayment to take the venue off the market, after which they will initiate a second round of private investment to take “full control” of the lease and secure the venue’s long-term future.
The venue was opened by Heavenly Records in 1999 and has welcomed the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, Beck, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Horrors, Lily Allen, Aphex Twin, and Super Furry Animals through its doors.
Speaking to NME, Robin Turner – one of the team behind The Social – said fans need to “give these venues some love now because they won’t be there forever and you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Going to gigs, buying a couple of pints and feeding frantic energy into venues…that’s what makes these places tick.”