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Former world snooker champion Steve Davis is playing a DJ set in Dublin this weekend

The 58-year-old featured at Glastonbury this summer too.

Betfred Snooker World Championship 2016 - Day Two - Crucible Theatre Davis announced his retirement from snooker earlier this year at the age of 58. Source: Richard Sellers

WE’VE HEARD OF sports stars making some pretty strange career changes over the years, but this has to be right up there.

Six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis won a total of 28 major-ranking events during an illustrious career before retiring from the professional game last April.

Since then, it turns out the 58-year-old has been keeping busy by focusing on his skills as a DJ.

As well as presenting a weekly radio show on Phoenix FM, Davis played a set in the Stonebridge Bar at this year’s Glastonbury Festival — and now he’s coming to Dublin.

Yamamori Tengu on Great Strand Street hosts three-day event Out to Lunch Weekender from midday today and Davis will be spinning alongside Kavus Torabi at 2pm on Sunday.

Steve Davis DJ Source: BBC

“There’s novelty value of some boring snooker player suddenly playing electronic music,” Davis recently told the BBC, before describing the type of stuff you’re likely to hear.

It’s not necessarily techno. We’re playing some stuff that’s electronic and some that will appeal that people who are into IDM (intelligent dance music).

“Stuff that’s a bit more complicated and a little bit more leftfield than ‘doof, doof, doof’.”

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