Morecambe DJ gets friendly with Basement Jaxx

Matt Thistlethwaite (centre) from Heysham with Basement Jaxx.
Matt Thistlethwaite (centre) from Heysham with Basement Jaxx.
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A Morecambe DJ is set for big things as he gets ready to play one of Britain’s biggest dance festivals.

It’s been quite a year for Matt Thistlethwaite who will play at this year’s Creamfields Festival in Liverpool.

The 34-year-old has also recently rubbed shoulders with popular electronic duo Basement Jaxx, known for hits ‘Red Alert’ and ‘Where’s Your Head At,’ backstage at the Pier Jam Festival in Blackpool.

Matt said: “The gigs are just getting bigger and better, at the moment it is going really well, I have met so many people.

“Pier Jam was a great gig, it felt great to play on the same stage as Basement Jaxx.

“They were really down to earth so it was nice to have a chat with them.”

Matt played at Pier Jam twice last year but this was the first time he did a set on the main stage, shortly before Basemant Jaxx.

Now the dad-of-three is going a step further - playing at Creamfields which also welcomes artists such as Calvin Harris, Annie Mac, Fatboy Slim and Groove Armada on the same day.

He said: “I’m really excited.

“It is definitely one of the biggest dance festivals in the UK.

“The lineup and production for Creamfields this year is unbelievable so I feel very lucky to be a part of it.

“I don’t know too much about it at the moment, I just know I am playing on the Sunday.”

Matt also features on No Grief FM – an online radio station – every week.

The music lover has been DJing since he was 13-years-old and his career took off when the popular A-Wing party, headlined by Pete Tong and Mark Knight, arrived at Lancaster Castle last year.

He now finds time to balance work and family life.

“My family and friends are all so supportive and I’m taking a break now in Benidorm with the family, said Matt.

“My sister and sister-in-law will come and watch me at Creamfields, they are just as excited as me.”

Matt will be playing again at Pier Jam on September 3, alongside Hannah Wants, Shadow Child, Shiba San, Tough Love, Monki and more. He will also be visiting Ibiza again soon and the Morecambe Winter Gardens for a special over 18 Halloween set. For details visit www.skiddle.com/

Creamfields is held from August 25-28. For tickets visit www.creamfields.com or call 0844 888 440.