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Pussycat Doll leads Derry Halloween festivities

By Brendan McDaid

Former Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt is to perform in Londonderry as part of the city’s Halloween celebrations.

The leggy American singer is set to arrive in town on October 31 with her new band, Her Majesty And The Wolves.

The edgy electronic outfit will bring their own style of theatrical dance and music to one of Europe’s largest Halloween fancy dress celebrations, with up to 40,000 people expected to gather in the city centre.

Kimberley will be joined by Spencer Nezey, formerly of hip-hop dance floor duo Jupiter Rising and an acolyte of The Black Eyed Peas.

Other top musical acts confirmed to perform for the Halloween celebrations are local and internationally renowned singer songwriter Paul Casey and much-acclaimed tribute band, The Killers Of Leon.

Top local act Paddy Nash And The Happy Enchiladas will also be performing over the five-day festival, while up and coming bands will be getting in on the act on the Teenage Spooks Stage.

The festival will be celebrating its 25th year and the carnival celebrations with a special ‘silver’ theme.

Mayor Maurice Devenney said that the top-rated music acts confirmed for this year's event are expected to prove a great hit.

He said: “The musical aspect of our Halloween celebrations is always very popular and in this the 25th year of the event we have secured a wide range of fantastic musical acts which are sure to attract families into our city centre.”

Gerry McColgan, event organiser with Derry City Council, said this year's event promised to be bigger than ever before, with a particular focus on entertaining the younger audience.

Mr McColgan said: “The Banks of the Foyle Halloween Festival is one of the high points of the city's social calendar and this 25th edition promises to be the most exciting yet. The musical acts will appeal right across the spectrum.”

The city's Halloween spectacular has now established a reputation as Ireland's biggest street party with a wide range of events over the five- day period from October 27 to 31.

Full details will be available online from September 27 at www.derrycity.gov.uk/halloween

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