THOUSANDS of NHS and emergency service workers have queued to see a free Fatboy Slim concert.

The Brighton DJ was originally asked to record a thank you message for frontline staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, but instead offered to put on a show in his hometown.

NHS and ‘blue light’ workers queued in their thousands outside the Brighton Centre on Thursday evening.

Discussing the free concert, Fatboy Slim, real name Norman Cook, previously said: “Recently, friends of mine who work in the NHS asked me to send a little video message to thank and cheer on the frontline troops and in it I, jokingly said we should all have a big party together when this is all over.

“By the time life returns to normal we will all want to celebrate together, and I would like to do my bit to reward and thank everyone who has been holding our lives together in these most difficult of times”.

The show is for NHS doctors, nurses, support workers, porters and cleaners, as well as blue light staff including ambulance workers, police and the fire service.

The emergency workers were also provided with a plus one for partners to attend.

Fatboy Slim also performed to the general public at the Brighton Centre on Wednesday night.

At both gigs, he was supported by his son Woody Cook.

Videos taken from inside the venue on both nights show the scale of the crowd that flocked to see the 57-year-old DJ, with thousands dancing and cheering.

Fatboy Slim is best known for hit songs Praise You, Right Here, Right Now and The Rockafeller Skank.

The two performances come as live events across the country return after an almost two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

See next Thursday’s edition of The Argus for more pictures.