AHEAD of taking over Hoglands Park next year, The Dock brings you a special Christmas treat with a Warehouse reunion party featuring Fatboy Slim.

Tickets are now on sale to see the legendary DJ, musician and producer, one of the most important figures in the history of dance music, return to Southampton for a special show at Engine Rooms on Boxing Day.

Norman Cook, the real name of the music legend, told the Daily Echo: "When you’ve had your fill of the wholesome side of Christmas there’s always a point where Bad Santa wants his fun too. No more parents, kids, cheese or charades. Round off the festive season with me and together we’ll explore where only rave elves go…..”

Organiser Ryan Keary added: “We love working with Norm, he’s a genuine pioneer of the dance scene and bringing him back to the city gives everyone a taste of our intent and ambition with Docklands in 2020. Watch this space!”

He's scored numerous international chart hits with his hook-heavy, party-friendly tracks, often accompanied by innovative, subversive music videos, and he remains one of the world's most in-demand DJs. Building on the sample-based sound of his previous projects such as Beats International and Mighty Dub Katz, Cook's work as Fatboy Slim helped usher in the big beat movement during the mid-'90s. 1998's You've Come a Long Way, Baby was a multi-platinum success and one of the year's most critically acclaimed albums. Fatboy's success continued with 2000's Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars

Southampton's own Ronnie Spiteri will also bring his blend of Deep Underground House and Tech House to the show while Collective States, Chris Campbell and Sean Guillermo also support.

Docklands is an upfront dance music festival that debuted in September this year spanning the genres of house and drum and bass.

It’s returning in May 2020 but this time will be across two days, May 8 and 9 with house fans being catered to on the Friday with The Dock whilst On A Mission will focus on all things drum and bass on the Saturday. Acts include Camelphat, and Shy FX will appear with many more names yet to be announced.

Fatboy Slim is no stranger to the stage in Southampton. In 2015, he brought Common People's Saturday night to a spectacular close, lighting up the stage with Eat Sleep Rave Repeat!