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Three steps to festival heaven; SHOWADDYWADDY TO BE AMONG STAR LINE-UP IN PARK.

Byline: CATHERINE TURNELL

CLASSIC names from the world of soul and rock 'n' roll are to headline next month's Godiva Festival in Coventry.

Showaddywaddy and 60s soul survivors Clem Curtis and the Foundations will be getting the 50-plus tent off to a swinging start on the opening night of the festival on Friday, June 7.

Clem Curtis and co, famous for hits like Baby, Now That I've Found You and Build Me Up Buttercup, will hit the stage in War Memorial Park at 6pm with their winning combination of soul and jazz.

Showaddywaddy, who achieved chart success in the 1970s with popular tunes Under The Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Personality and When, appear at 9pm.

The music continues on Saturday, June 8 when Opportunity Knocks winner Mark Rattray will perform West End and songbook classics.

The singer, who was in the panto Dick Whittington, at Leamington last Christmas, will perform two sets at 8pm and 9.30pm.

Mick Emerson, CV One head of events, said: "We are really pleased to be able to present such a strong programme of quality musical entertainment in this tent. The variety of music, which stretches from rock 'n' roll and soul to show tunes and tea dances, reflects the diversity of the over- 50s age group and will probably please a younger generation too."

On Sunday, there will be a tea dance in the over 50s tent from 1.30pm to 4pm and line dancing from the Muskrats at 5.30pm, with free dance tuition from the Hot Tamales Line Dance Club between 6.30pm and 7pm.

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SWINGING START: Showaddywaddy (above, in their heyday) and Mark Rattray (top left) will be at the Godiva Festival next month
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Date:May 14, 2002
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