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More names added to Godiva Festival’s Main Stage line up

Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017

Carl Barat and the jackals

Four more acts have been added to the Godiva Festival Main Stage line up for 2017.

Carl Barât and The Jackals, The Amazons and Lucy Rose will all appear on Saturday’s Main Stage, along with headliner, Example & DJ Wire.

Carl Barât, who is best known for being the co-frontman with Pete Doherty of The Libertines, recently formed Carl Barât and The Jackals in 2014, with their debut album ‘Let It Reign’ being released in February 2015, and are returning to the road this year to embark on a tour, before heading to the Godiva Festival to support Example & DJ Wire. Festival goers can expect to hear such singles as ‘Glory Days’ and ‘A Storm is Coming’ as the band take to the stage.

The Amazons are an English rock band from Reading, who have been named as one of the bands to listen to in 2017 by NME, The Independent and Radio 1. They recently performed at Coventry’s very own Central Library, and are hard at work preparing to release their self-titled debut album on 26 May this year. They have just shared their latest single ‘Junk Food Forever’ and will be making an appearance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in the summer, before heading off to Godiva Festival.

Lucy Rose will also make her second appearance at Godiva Festival after performing just a few years ago. Her latest album, ‘Something’s Changing’ will be released in the summer, while Lucy embarks on a worldwide tour, stopping off at Godiva Festival along the way.

Hot off the press, Godiva Festival can also confirm that legendary band, Badfinger, will also appear on Sunday’s Main Stage. After two successful UK tours, The Beatles’ protégés have reformed and will be bringing their music to Godiva Festival’s stage. Their most famous credits include being the original writers of ‘Without You’, which has been covered by over 180 artists, and their song ‘Baby Blue’ being featured in the series finale of Breaking Bad. The band is based in Coventry and Godiva Festival will be their debut performance in the city.

Lee House, Events Manager at Coventry City Council and Godiva Festival Director, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to add these four new names to the Main Stage line up. There’s still lots more to come, and hopefully we’ll be having something for everyone at the festival this year!”

The festival, now in its 19th year, will feature the usual mix of free, live music, family activities and entertainment, a funfair, trade stalls and markets, as well as bars and food stalls over 7-9 July.