The dance star, who has been a regular on the DJ scene since the 1980s, is putting his experience of live performance to the test by organising a new event called Pure.

The inaugural festival will be held in Sydney and Melbourne in April (16).

"I am looking to build my own bespoke Carl Cox festival in Australia," he tells "We're looking to start this in April, and the first two cities we're going to do is Melbourne and Sydney. We haven't decided exactly where we're going to do them or who's coming to the table, but when we last spoke to all of the international DJs who are interested in being involved in our festival they've all said 'Yep, we'd like to do it'."