A one-off 80s music marathon is coming to the Midlands this autumn.
The Stepback 80s Concert arrives at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Saturday, October 14 featuring some of the decade’s musical icons – including Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan, Go West and Kim Wilde – and it has been announced that the party is continuing afterwards at city centre nightclub Daddy Cools until 3am.
The star-studded concert is expected to attract more than 8,000 people – with doors opening at 6pm and an estimated finish time of 11pm. Those making their way to Daddy Cools on Spon Street after the concert will be able to jump the queue and receive a free Jagerbomb.
The Stepback 80s after party is being arranged between Dan Nelmes, director at Showtime Promotions and promoter of the Stepback 80s Concert, and bosses at Daddy Cools.
Dan said: “We’re expecting so many people to leave the Stepback 80s concert on a high from having seen so many standout acts in such a short space of time – it’s not every day that people get to see Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan, Go West, Kim Wilde, T’Pau, Nik Kershaw, Paul Young and Cutting Crew all under one roof.
“To keep the feel-good vibe going, we wanted to give them somewhere they could carry on the party afterwards, and Daddy Cools provides the perfect setting to continue with the 80s theme against a back drop of disco lights, strobes and graffiti walls.
“We are also in discussions about bringing some of the artists from the concert over to Daddy Cools to mingle with revellers, so watch this space.”
Since Daddy Cools opened in October 2016 it has welcomed more than 100,000 people through its doors, with a party room upstairs and a club room downstairs.
Renan Santos, venue manager at Daddy Cools, added: “We are really excited to be supporting and associated with a concert that is bringing so many big names to the Coventry area.
“It’s important that the city centre benefits from nearby events, and hopefully more partnerships such as this one will follow suit in the near future.”
Fans looking to attend the StepBack 80s after party will need to present their concert ticket to Daddy Cools’ door staff upon arrival.
A limited number of booths are also available on the night, visit www.facebook.com/DaddCoolsCoventry for more information.