Great New Year's Eve in prospect

BIDEFORD New Year s Eve - we ve got it Cover d, say the organisers. Once again thousands of costumed revellers are expected to descend on Bideford for the region s party of the year and they will not be disappointed. Plans have been finalised for what l

BIDEFORD New Year's Eve - "we've got it Cover'd," say the organisers.

Once again thousands of costumed revellers are expected to descend on Bideford for the region's party of the year and they will not be disappointed.

Plans have been finalised for what looks set to be an unmissable event, including one of the top acts in their field playing live on the roadshow stage.

Cover'd combine live performance with cutting edge technology to deliver the finest cover versions of classic, well loved songs, ranging from The Stones to The Killers and from Queen to Kings of Leon! Having been on the national scene for more than a decade, they have constantly honed their act to ensure that everyone enjoys the show.


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Locally acclaimed singer and performer Della will be in support at this year's event.

She says: "Bideford Quay on New Year's Eve is a fantastic place to be. The atmosphere is electric and it is awesome to see the streets lined with so many people dressed in brilliant fancy dress and create The Big Bideford Party.

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This year's event will not only feature fantastic live music from 9pm, but earlier in the evening there is a host of entertainment aimed at the young and the young at heart, including two special children's entertainers live on the roadshow stage!

From early evening, DJ Barry Shotter will be onstage with fun and games to get the party started and at 7pm, entertainer Rob Pudner will provide his own unique blend of entertainment - a heady mix of audience participation songs, chants, stories and general silliness that is sure to bring a smile to every face.

DJ Barry will be back on stage for a children's fancy dress parade, with prizes in three age groups from under-fives up to 16 years.

The carnival style atmosphere is set to continue at 8pm when Serendipity Sol are awelcomed to the stage. The five piece all girl group will be supported by samba dance band Samba Sol with a series of Samba reggae dance routines for the girls to perform to.

Event, co-organiser Phil Morgan says: "In this year's line up we've really managed to build on the successes of the past events and produce the line up that we have, not to mention being able to secure the services of the X Radio One Roadshow that will feature not only a stunning onboard light show but, for the first time ever, a show-stopping laser light that is able to produce all kinds of graphics and animations that will really add to the already breathtaking display of fireworks at midnight.

"I would like to extend my thanks to Bideford Town Council, who are supported by Torridge District Council, for making this year's event possible. Without their kind support and help we wouldn't be able to offer the package of entertainment we have been able to this year!"

Steve Clarke, chairman of Bideford Town Council's festival committee, said they had tried to ensure that there would be plenty for the kids to do earlier in the evening, starting from 6pm.This included the special stage entertainments, fancy dress and laser lights earlier in the evening as well as during the later entertainments.

Bideford Quay closes at 6pm and the entertainment is due to get under way by 6.30pm.

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