Friday night kicks off with the much loved retro theme with a host of big names guaranteed to excite and entertain the crowd, with performances from Headliners Echo & the Bunnymen, who will be supported by 90s favourites Space, alongside rising stars Kites and Warwickshire based Coves.
If you’re looking for laughs then you won’t be disappointed as the popular Comedy Tent is back with top comedians including Matt Rees, Pippa Evans as Loretta Maine, and Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue all compered by Jim Smallman.
“Godiva Unsigned”, will feature local artists and bands that will get the chance to showcase their talent to a new audience and battle to win the right to perform on the main stage on Saturday night.
Saturday will see a continuation of live music and family entertainment on the main stage, headlined by CAST with support coming from The View, Pigeon Detectives, Russian Gun Dogs, plus many more from local artists.
The Rhythm tent will host a feast of Urban and Hip-Hop music, with performances from Skepta, P Money and Dot Rotten to name but a few and will also feature a DJ set from local boy and Specials legend Neville Staple.
Sunday winds the festival down with World Music Day, a celebration of talent including Maroon Town, Off Licence, Soweto Entsha, Aman Hayer and dhol drummers and dancers.
Add in arts and craft in the Kids Tent, a celebration of history and heritage in the Lives and Times Tent, a unique mix of eco friendly local and national groups and demonstrations in the Greenspace Tent, Tommy Wilson’s Funfair, micro-acoustic stages, roller rink and much much more and it’s easy to see why the Godiva Festival attracts so many people each year…
And in this Olympic year, the excitement continues into the evening as the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay arrives in the city. Welcoming the Olympic flame to Coventry is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Coventryand beyond to celebrate and be part of the 2012 Games. The free event features top Coventry-themed music and theatre including Talking Birds.