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Astronaut to perform the first DJ set in space this summer

The honour will go to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano...

Promoters BigCityBeats have announced an event for this summer with quite a difference from your usual run of the mill locations.

This August, they'll be presenting the first DJ set from space as an astronaut from the European Astronaut Corps prepares to step up to the plate to play a set live from the International Space Station.

It's all set to take place on August 13th, and the honour of playing the first DJ set in space will go to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, who will depart from Earth for the mission on July 20th. BigCityBeats and German DJ Le Shuuk have been putting Parmitano through an intensive DJing and production course to get him ready for the set, which will be streamed live via satellite to those attending BigCityBeats' WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition - a luxury cruise liner which will be taking 3,000 revellers around parts of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Earlier this year, Le Shuuk himself took part in another of BigCityBeats' daring missions, playing a DJ set in zero gravity to a plane of celebrities and astronauts. 

Find out more about BigCityBeats' World Club Dome stunts in our 2018 feature here.