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Godiva Festival voted a winner!

Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Godiva award

The Coventry Godiva Festival has won two awards voted for by readers of What’s On magazine.

Winning in the ‘Best Festival’ and ‘Best Event’ 2016 Coventry and Warwickshire categories, the festival now in its 19th year won the categories via a 40,000 voters’ poll as part of their annual awards celebrating local culture and arts.

A record 148,000 visits were recorded at last summer’s event, which took place over three days in July and featured headline slots by The Boomtown Rats, The Charlatans and Scouting for Girls and the launch of the city’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

Carl Bainbridge, Marketing and Design Manager, Godiva Festival, said:

“It’s really pleasing to receive such high profile awards especially when they are voted for by the public themselves. As a Council we’re immensely proud of the festival and we have seen it grow year on year, not only in terms of number of people attending but in the regional reach and profile of the event which ultimately help put Coventry on the map.

“As ever, there’s many people who come together to ensure the event is delivered, so really this award is everyone who plays a part. There’s too many people and organisations to individually mention here, however, Godiva also provides a great example of how several Council teams can come together to ensure festival visitors enjoy a great event.

“We also appreciate all the sponsors, partners and funders who all contribute to deliver this award-winning festival.”

Plans are already well underway for this July’s event with Example & DJ Wire, The Stranglers and The Darkness already announced as headliners over the weekend.

Although music often grabs the headlines, the festival as ever will offer masses of family entertainment and attractions over the weekend, so fingers crossed for more good weather this July.