After years on the banquette, Paris Hilton is taking it to the booth.
The nightclub-loving celebutante will make her DJ debut on June 23, at the 30,000-capacity Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The one-hour set will follow performances by Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Clarkson.
“I cannot wait to DJ for the first time in front of thousands of people,” Hilton told Billboard exclusively. “I have been a part of the music scene and club scene since I was 15. It’s something I have been passionate about and have come to respect very much. I am very excited to share all of my hard work with the world.”
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Over the last few months, Hilton has become a fixture on the international EDM circuit, appearing at clubs and festivals from Las Vegas to Ibiza, frequently with her boyfriend, Afrojack. She made the rounds with the hit-making DJ/producer in Miami this March, appearing in the booth beside him during his many performances, including on the main stage at the 50,000-strong Ultra Music Festival.
While she’s never DJ-ed in public before, Hilton, now 31, has tried her hand as a dance music artist. “Stars Are Blind,” the lead single off her 2006 debut album, “Paris,” was remixed by EDM stars like Chus & Ceballos, Tracy Young and The Scumfrog, and hit No. 1 on Dance Club/Play Songs.
Sources say that her set will contain “custom-made remixes of the best tracks,” and won’t just be a one-off. “It is going to be the first of many!” said Hilton.