CALVIN HARRIS: TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DJ
The British dance guru headlines on Thursday November 23
1. His real name is… Adam Richard Wiles. He was born in Scotland in 1984. 2. He wasn’t always a DJ His early jobs included stacking shelves in a supermarket and a factory job at a fish processing plant. He worked at the latter to raise cash for DJ equipment. 3. He’s not happy with the UK’s prime minister Harris recently slated Theresa May for using his 2016 hit This Is What You Came For at a political conference. “I do not support nor condone happy songs being played at such a sad event,” he said on Twitter. 4. He has a big heart After October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, he donated his fee from a performance at the city’s Omnia nightclub to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. 5. He regrets his row with his ex Taylor Swift on Twitter over songwriting credits “It was completely the wrong instinct,” he says. “I was protecting what I see as my one talent in the world being belittled. It felt like things were piling on top of me and that was when I snapped.” 6. Swift isn’t the only celebrity he’s dated The DJ can count UK star Rita Ora as an ex-girlfriend as well. 7. He’s worth a lot of wonga Forbes reckons his 2013 earnings alone were around $46m. 8. He’s won a lot of gongs Success has come easy to Mr Harris – he’s won three MTV Video Music Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, one Kids’ Choice Award, and one Ivor Novello songwriting award. And he’s only 33! 9. This is not the first time he’s played in the capital He was here back in 2013 and 2014 for dance festival Creamfields. 10. He doesn’t drink Calvin is teetotal. He’s not drank alcohol since he was 24.