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Millennium Eve Timetable

The main entertainments will take place on the stage over the fountain in the Precinct and around Broadgate and the Cathedral Quarter.

The major spectacle of the evening - Ramon Kelvink's high wire walk between the spires of Holy Trinity church and St Michaels, the old Cathedral - will be televised live on BBC at around 9.20pm.

The events in Broadgate, and hopefully weather and visibility permitting, the Ramon Kelvink's walk will be broadcast on the Internet from CWN's live webcam.


On stage will be bands representing music from the 40's to the 90's including:

12noon Gary Alcock All Stars  (1940's)
1pm, 8pm & 11pm Box Clever  (1950's)
2pm The Pre Fab Four  (1960's)
3pm Ballroom Glitz  (1970's)
4pm Pop Tarts  (1980's)
5pm, 10pm & 12.05am Dangerfield  (1990's)


Ramon Kelvink will give three shows. At 5.45pm he will perform atop an oscillating pole 27m above Broadgate - a feat he will repeat at 11.45pm on a 50m pole.Ramon Kelvink

In between will be the centrepiece of the evening's celebrations when Ramon will make a daring 80m walk, 45m above the ground, between the spires of Holy Trinity and St Michaels, the old cathedral. This will take place at 9.20pm and be broadcast live on BBC television.

Before and between these daring exhibitions Broadgate will host a Family Variety Show with acts including:

  • Slim & Slam - comperes
  • Wolly - a Coventry clown with his slackrope act
  • Ensemble Hegedus - folk music from the twin city of Kecskemet
  • Dave Southall - Blondin, Master of Niagra
  • John Teasdale - comedy juggling
  • De Ramos' - dare devil duo from Brazil
  • Black Eagles - acrobatics from Tanzania
  • Drumalicious - rhythms of the world
  • Rhythm Doctors Street Band

Performances will be from 2pm to 5.30pm, and then again from 7pm to 9.20pm.

Entertaining the crowds in Broadgate from 10pm will be Kix96's top DJ Chris Brooks.

After the chimes of midnight there will be a spectacular firework display before DJ Keesh and DJ Abtar play world dance music into the early hours.

Completing the entertainment will be walkabout acts from 12noon to 6pm and giant video screens from 4pm to 3am.

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