Fatboy Slim dj set with Banksy at Walled Off Hotel in Palestine

The Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel, in Palestine state, advertises a street party with Fatboy Slim, on next March 13, who previously performed a “surprise” gig at Banksy’s Dismaland project. The Walled Off Hotel will take bookings from next March 11.

Banksy, the elusive British street artist has opened a hotel next to Israel’s brutalist style wall in Bethlehem. This is the latest artwork by a key artist in the Palestinian territories. Cleverly titled The Walled Off Hotel after the New York luxury Art Deco hotel, it is located four meters from the separation wall which cuts through the occupied West Bank. Israel began construction on the wall in 2002, saying it was meant to keep out would-be attackers. The installation is the most ambitious since Banksy created Dismaland, a parody of Disneyland containing a child loanshark booth and a fairytale-castle slum attraction.

In this latest artwork, Banksy has taken a ramshackle hotel and redecorated the rooms which all have views of the wall. Seven of the bedrooms were designed by Banksy himself. Two others were dreamed up by Canadian and Palestinian artists. “It has the worst view of any hotel in the world”, Banksy said in a statement. Dozens of new works adorn the walls. Above one bed an Israeli soldier and Palestinian protester fight with pillows, while a television supposedly showing CNN is cracked and backward.In the presidential suite, a working jacuzzi is fed from a leaking water tank similar to those that adorn the roofs of many Palestinian homes.