Coventry’s famous free family festival have today announced details of their 2012 lineup. The festival, held at the Godiva Memorial Park, will feature some of the best names in music and comedy – and best of all, is completely FREE. Held between June 29 – July 1, the three day event will feature Echo & The Bunnymen, Cast, The View, The Pigeon Detectives, Skepta, Dot Rotten, P Money, Neville Staple (The Specials), Space and many more. 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… For more information visit godivafestival.com.
About Richard Franks
Spend waaaaay too much money on records. Strokes, Maccabees, Tame Impala, TOY, Peace, FIDLAR, Nirvana, Joy Division, Bloc Party, Death From Above 1979, Interpol, Swim Deep, Foals, The Horrors, Biffy Clyro, God Damn, Wavves, Surfer Blood, Wild Beasts, Drenge, Pulled Apart By Horses, O. Children... etc.