- 23 Oct 23
The DJ was originally supposed to make a cameo in the show's second season but was unable to film it due to the pandemic.
The DJ was playing in Derry's brand new venue Unit 8 Warehouse in Pennyburn Industrial Estate when he brought actresses Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (who play Erin and Michelle respectively) onstage. The pair, equipped with rave horns, were met with massive cheers.
Fatboy Slim posted a video of the moment on his Instagram, captioning his post, "Life imitates art as the Derry girls join me on stage, in Derry."
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The show, which aired its final season last year, follows the lives of a group of friends living through The Troubles in mid-90s Derry. The show was very successful and found fans worldwide, one such fan being Fatboy Slim. Plans were made to include him in the final season of the show but they fell through due to the pandemic, meaning that the girls' appearance was a long time in the making.
The internationally renowned artist, also known as Norman Cook, began DJing over forty years ago, and has since carved out a remarkable career driven by what he describes as "the power of the collective unity and community that a shared musical experience can have."
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