Coventry will be rocking on New Year's Eve with three live bands
and a whole lot more.
The pop, salsa, and motown acts will be appearing on the main
fountain stage in the Precinct kicking off at 9.15pm.
The live music starts with ‘Probably Robbie’ a Robbie
Williams tribute show that will include such classics as ‘Rock
DJ’, ‘Angels’ and Millennium’.
Dance music follows courtesy of Cache’s Latin salsa grooves who
cover all forms of the music from mambo to merengue and bomba to
highlight of the New Year Eve entertainment is Midlands soul and
motown singer Ruby Turner who will be entertaining event goers with
cover versions of classic motown songs.
Ruby shot to fame in the 80’s when she replaced Helen Terry in
Culture Club. A solo career followed soon after which spawned her
hit versions of ‘If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)’, ‘I’d
Rather Go Blind’ and ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright’.
Ruby is returning to Coventry after the success of ‘Hold On’
the touring musical which came to the city’s Belgrade Theatre
earlier this year.
She has previously performed on New Year's Eve in 1999, when she
sang the National Anthem at the Dome Opening Ceremony in Greenwich.
Mick Emerson, Head of Events for organisers Coventry and
Warwickshire Promotions said:
“This will be a range of top quality party music that
is bound to get everyone up on their feet dancing and singing
along. Ruby Turner should create the perfect finale to the
The fountain stage will also host a daytime community show and an
early evening family variety show.
The live bands are just part of nine and a half hours of free
family entertainment programmed for New Year’s Eve billed as
‘Coventry Celebrates’. The event is based in the city centre
between Broadgate and the precinct fountain, where a special stage
will be built. The event also includes a community show, family
variety show, DJs, fireworks, catering and a licensed bar.