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16th Feb 2017

Coventry Godiva Festival 2017 – Pay Attention Students!


Coventry Godiva Festival

Festival for Coventry Students

We don’t know about you, but we’re more than happy to put these cold winter days behind us and start making some plans for the summer! So listen up students cause this local event is completely free!

One of the best things about living in Coventry has to be the annual Godiva Festival. This popular music festival takes place each summer in the War Memorial Park and doesn’t cost a penny to attend – what better way for a cash-strapped student to spend a sunny weekend!

Godiva 2017 kicks off on Friday 7th July and runs the entire weekend. The full line-up is yet to be announced but we do know that The Darkness are the Sunday stage headliners! The popular British rock band follows on from Scouting for Girls and The Boomtown Rats who were last year’s big names.

The Darkness is fronted by the charismatic Justin Hawkins who will be strutting around stage to some of their biggest tunes including ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’, ‘Is It Just Me?’ and ‘Love is Only a Feeling’. The Darkness has always received rave reviews for their theatrical performances and unique vocals so expect this and more when they visit Coventry this summer! Other past performers include home-grown talent as well as renowned UK artists including The Enemy, Kasabian, Biffy Clyro and The Wombats, so we can’t wait to see who else is on the bill this time. With a Main Stage, Rock/Rhythm Tent and an Acoustic Stage there’s lots of spaces still to fill, so keep an eye out for more acts set to be announced in the next few months.

But Godiva is not just about the music. This festival has amazing food stalls, crafts stalls, funfair rides and even a petting farm! There is the Community Stage which features local dance groups and singers, and The Paradise Tent which has the popular silent disco as well as stand-up comedy! It gets bigger and better every year so it’s no surprise that 2016 saw 148,000 visitors. But the best thing about it? It’s a local festival so there’s no camping! You can soak up the all music and culture and stumble back home to your student accommodation and get into your own bed – sounds perfect! And did we mention that it was free? 

The Godiva website has all the latest updates so check it out!

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