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[27 NOV 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
LA Doors To Break Coventry Through To 2001
BY ANTONY HOPKER

The night will be set on fire in Coventry at New Yearís Eve when the LA Doors takes the city into 2001 as part of a bumper evening of free entertainment.

The LA Doors
THE LA DOORS BREAK ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE

The feeling of the hedonistic sixties will be recreated in Coventry city centre on a stage over the fountain in the Precinct in a 13-hour stint of entertainment.

An authentic Doors gig atmosphere will be created using stage-effects, including a 6ft Whiskey a Go Go' club sign.

Jim Morrison look-alike Nigel Feist will sing all the Doors classics, building up to the countdown to the New Year with 'Light my Fire'.

The LA Doors

The stage kicks off at noon with old-fashioned family entertainment from The Belgrade Panto Showcase.

The afternoon sees music from up-and-coming local rockers The Four Kings, followed by the Phase One Steel Band, who will be bringing a Caribbean flavour to some popular tunes, and then Coventry bhangra star, Silinder Pardesi.

The evening starts with 70s classics from Vinyl State. Iím Spartacus will take their original sounds to the stage and will lead into good time rockíníroll covers band Gdansk, who will be playing some of the best known rock tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Leamington-based Souler Rhythm will get the crowd dancing with their funky rhythms and impassioned vocals before handing over to the LA Doors at 11.15pm for the finale.

Rae Hoole, Head of Events for event producers Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, said:

"The diversity of music on the Fountain stage reflects the diversity of music interests in the city and it will all be very lively, up-beat and entertaining.

ďThe LA Doors are a great live act and will be sure to see in the New Year in style."

The Fountain stage is one of five areas of city centre entertainment planned for New Years Eve 2000.

The 13-hour long programme of free family entertainment includes a set from the 2-Tone Collective, which includes original members from The Selecter, The Specials and The Beat. It will be playing from 9pm to 11pm on a stage outside Coventry University in Priory Street.

The celebrations are being produced by Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions in association with the City Centre Company. Funding partners are Coventry City Council and the Millennium Commission, as well as sponsors from the private sector.

SEE: [01 NOV 00] SKA LEGENDS RETURN FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE
 

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