Lagoonfest with Fatboy Slim

By 21st November 2018News

When Justin Rushmore isn’t hosting his weekly show at 1BTN radio station, he’s running the BugBar! After setting up and managing a successful record label, Finger Lickin’ Records, It’s no surprise that 20 years later, one of the labels biggest fans was found at the helm of the decks in the DISCOBUG; a converted VW DJ booth, powered by a booming FBT sound system, a hydraulic roof and a full light show.

Earlier this month, The Bugbar teamed up with Brighton’s Hove Lagoon and the Big Beach Cafe for the first ever ‘Lagoon Fest’- a family day of cocktails, watersport activities, entertainment and some very special guests….

‘Such a fantastic day out for all. The Bugbar created the perfect atmosphere with friendly staff and great drinks, not to mention the incredible DISCOBUG and amazing soundsystem.’ – Pete

After setting up two BugBars serving cocktails and the DISCOBUG, the drinks were flowing and the party started. The delicious cocktails proved very popular, with enough Pina Colada’s for all! Our ‘Elderflower Fizz’ was especially popular, a gorgeous mix of elderflower and gin, muddled with berries and sicilian lemon. The day set off with local bands and DJ’s, and was headlined by Norman Cook, AKA FatBoy Slim! FatBoy perfectly ended the day with a glorious two hour set for the locals. Norman owns the Big Beach Cafe, situated on the beautiful Hove Lagoon, dedicated to providing a local venue for the residents of Hove. The cafe has come far in the past year, now a bustling, family friendly venue.


‘Dub’s been good to me’- FatBoy Slim


FatBoy Slim performed in our DISCOBUG, creating a truly magical atmosphere around the seafront. Old school dance tracks and family favourites were all played on vinyl, with equipment provided by the BugBar. The DISCOBUG’S top of the range soundsystem meant even the on-duty policemen were having a boogie! Our favourite moment was when Norman joined the crowds to dance with his local fans, creating a wave of energy flowing through Hove.