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Godiva Festival Paradise Tent lineup confirmed

Published: Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Paradise Tent

Godiva Festival has confirmed a day of community activities thanks to programming from the Coventry Music Hub and Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Paradise Tent will be filled with family-friendly fun as it sees Media Mania, a Teachers’ Choir and Godiva Calling winners take to the stage in a celebration of local groups and community spirit.

The Sound Lab Team will open the tent, and will appear on stage three times throughout the day, bringing something different each time, followed by a performance from Median Mania, showcasing the journey of young people in the city as they learned music through the Bring the Noise project.

The project began in March and aims to help young people embrace music. Performances include a young vocalist, Lily, a Samba session and the Bring the Noise house band, consisting of young people who have learned how to play guitar, bass, keyboard, melodica and drums at the Bring the Noise sessions.

Following this will be Flawless Rhythm, Blue Coat students who formed a band together, made up of Noah, Seth, Rhys and Tom, who will be performing a broad range of music.

Up next is Anomaly, the winner of Godiva Calling’s Under 18’s band category; a four piece indie rock band. Liam Woodall, the winner of the Under 18’s singer category, will also perform later in the day.

Attendees can also look forward to hearing from the Teachers’ Choir, a choir made up of teachers, teaching assistants, trainee teachers and retired teachers, with Godiva Festival being their premiere performance.

Outside the tent, attendees can also look forward to Stealing Sheep's Suffragette Tribute, brought to Godiva Festival in partnership with Boudica Festival, Edge Hill University and Brighter Sound. In response to the centenary of suffrage, Stealing Sheep are celebrating women with a brand new performance inspired by the suffragette movement. They are bringing together 15 female drummers and percussionists with design, AV and production students to create a marching band and procession, inspired by women, equality and empowerment.

Cabinet Member for Events, Cllr Abdul Khan, said: “The Paradise Tent is a great part of Godiva Festival as it showcases musical talent in Coventry’s young people and shows just how much community spirit is here in the city. It really does demonstrate why Coventry is a deserving winner of the City of Culture 2021 title.”

Godiva Festival 2018 will take place from 31 August – 2 September in the city’s War Memorial Park.

Coventry Godiva Festival is brought to you by Coventry City Council, in association with Free Radio and Jaguar Land Rover and supported by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry University, Fargo and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.