Fantazia Facts & Figures
A selection of interesting facts from our past. More to come as we remember them!
- Fantazia The Legend Returns in January 2006 was the largest Old Skool event for over 5 years. 5000+ up for it party people
- FANTAZIA hired Michael Jacksons custom built tour bus for one event
- The First Taste cover design is based on the inside album cover Complete Madness
- Fantazia have done 3 tours of Australia
- Fantazia @ Bowlers sold out within 2 weeks
- The Big Bang cost over £240k to put on
- Carl Cox first played Carshalton Hall - the school disco
- Carl Cox has over 35k records. 1st ever one Diana Ross "Love Handover"
- Fantazia's dancers also danced on The Word
- We forgot to put PQ points on the Carl Cox Techno album, Doh!
- MC MC's real name is Morris and he is from Mauritius, he also danced on The Word
- The Big Bang used 2x40ft water fountains, giant 170m long stage, 6 lasers, 3 40ft screens, 3 floor dance platforms, 45 dancers and an indoor fairground! It was the largest indoor rave of its time
- Summertime caused a 15 miles long tail back on M23, as seen on ITN News at 10
- Fantazia staged the rave on Inspector Morse
- Carl Cox says he would pose for Playgirl but it would cost £1m
- The Showcase featured a giant screen 20m x 30m costing £20k
- Fantazia have sold over 2 million records worldwide
- All the Fantazia videos appeared in the Top 10 Chart
- Cheltenham is a hotbed for dance music promoters. Fantazia, Perception, Incantation, Mythology, Obsession, Godskitchen, Devotion, Vision & Obsessed, were all started by people from the town.
- Mike Cosford aka Mike C is now a Youth Councillor and part time DJ
- FANTAZIA is from a Greek word
- Allister Whitehead is a big X Files fan
- The cover of House Collection 4 featured Jeremy Healy's girlfriend
- The girl on the House Collection 2 cover is Jo Guest. Many of the other covers have famous models on the to.
- Fantazia have done overseas tours to USA, Australia (2x), Russia, Latvia, Portugal, Spain & USA.
- James was only 22 when he founded Fantazia
- The Big Bang video went to number 2 in the charts, knocking Take That & U2 videos into 3 / 4th
- The albums product codes were changed with the zeros being dropped due to computer difference when we moved distribution from Pinnacle to Sony Music. So Fanta001 became Fanta1 etc
- No one is quite sure why there is a gap in the middle of the Fourth Dimension video!
- Paul Oakenfold was paid £10,000 to Mix House Collection 6
- Boy Georges first Dance album was Fantazia House Collection 2
- Fantazia staged the back stage party at Knebworth during Oasis massive concerts.
- Over 1 million flyers were printed for Fantazia One Step Beyond the UKs largest single arena rave ever.
- A week before release due to copyright difficulties 2 tracks had to be removed from the album the Jungle Collection. However a number of unaltered CDs were missed.
- James appeared on a Central Weekend debate in 1992, hosted by Nicky Campbell. Debating the "Evils of Raves".
- Fantazia were on the voting panel for the Brits Awards
- House Collection 7 was to have been mixed by Nigel Benn
- Fantazia album posters were regularly used on the set of Eastenders
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