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Government hosts New Year for old people

By Kerces - 24 November 2006 6

Jon Stanhope has announced the lineup for this year’s government-hosted New Year’s party.

Headlining the family friendly concert will be Beatles tribute band The Beatnix. They will be supported by local groups The Diane Mason Band and the Bridge Between (both of which are unknown to the local music savvy Johnboy).

“For those who enjoy the sounds of the 60s and 70s Civic Square is the place to be,” the Chief Minister said, adding that “younger revellers can head to Garema Place for a giant outdoor dance party” which they’ve had in past years and in my experience wasn’t that great.

Both concerts will be alcohol free and thus evidently aimed at those underaged who are law abiding and older people who don’t feel the need to drink so much any more.

There’ll also be the usual fireworks at midnight and pseudo-midnight (9pm).

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Government hosts New Year for old people
Thumper 1:37 pm 27 Nov 06

The Bridge Between is a covers band but I believe they have been working on a number of original songs.

Actually, they weren’t a band when I saw them, they were a sequenced duo. Maybe they have a drummer now?

terubo 10:45 pm 25 Nov 06

I trust Civic Square is zimmer-frame friendly. And that a squadron of ambos will be hovering nearby.

S4anta 1:31 pm 24 Nov 06

i think a skalicious new years is in order for the ACt soon.

Maelinar 1:24 pm 24 Nov 06

beatles tribute band… I’m sure there will plenty of covers there for you justbands…

They have both been mentioned recently on 2xx, from the top of my head they have been playing regular gigs at something called the ‘merry muse’.

Not a stab on Los Capitanos, but then I don’t think stan the man is into ska (although his haircut says otherwise).

emd 1:05 pm 24 Nov 06

They probably registered via this page on the ACT Gvt’s Events website:
http://www.events.act.gov.au/performers.htm

justbands 12:58 pm 24 Nov 06

Can’t say I’ve heard of either of those local bands either & I’d like to think I know just a little about our local band scene. I suspect they’re from the dreaded world of covers.

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