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31/10/00
Dome Gears Up For Rave
- Farewell party scrapped in favour of 12-hour club night

THE SITE of the Millennium Dome looks set to be transformed into a clubbers paradise on December 31.

Red-faced Dome bosses shelved plans for a New Year's Eve party to mark the end of the attraction, which will now close without fanfare at 6pm. Instead, an all-night rave will be held outside the Dome, attended by a possible 16,000 clubbers.

The rave, hosted by dance promoters Ministry Of Sound, will cost UKP 500,000 and will be broadcast on Radio One. Celebrities who have already been invited include Prince William and Prime Minister Tony Blair's son, Euan.

Dome chief Pierre Yves Gerbeau said: "This is an ideal final act for the Dome - celebrating youth which is the future of this country." Mr Gerbeau, however, was unsure as to whether Dome Minister Lord Falconer was aware of the event. "The political element wanted us to close down but I felt very strongly about doing something." He added: " I think I'm in trouble, but if they don't like it they can sack me."




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