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Plenty of local talent for Godiva Festival

Published: Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Acoustic Stage

Over 80 artists who come from Coventry and Warwickshire will be performing across Godiva Festival’s stages this year.

Two acoustic stages have been scheduled for Godiva Festival, both of which have line-ups that are made up of local musicians wishing to show off their talent.

The MicroAcoustic Stage near the Hill Top Bar will be feature performances across all three days, from musicians such as Izzie Derry, Matt Cattell, Jimmy Eff, Diz n Rox, Suns of Rest, Danny Cunningham, Viktoria, Jake Rozzo and many more!

The BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Stage will also be open all weekend, featuring performances from Callum McKissock, Louie Forde and Rich Keogh, Kiaya Lyons, Ciaran Fawkes, Fall Girl and The Swaps.

The two stages are dedicated to showing local and up-and-coming talent from Coventry and Warwickshire, demonstrating Godiva Festival’s commitment to its home origins

Across the Main Stage, Rhythm Tent and Paradise Tent, winners of Godiva Calling will be performing, each artist having battled it out to win their slot at Godiva Festival. Winners include Candid, Josh Hale, Black Water Fiend, The Upsiders, Wynter Black, Anomaly and Liam Woodall.

Also performing on the Main Stage and in the Rhythm Tent are local artists Sunny J of Offlicence, Hazel O’Connor, Kellimarie, The Neville Staple Band, Jimmy Kemp, DeeLayDee and more!

Cabinet Member for Events, Councillor Abdul Khan, said: “There are so many local musicians performing this year, it really does show how much local talent we have here in Coventry and Warwickshire.”

“It’s really important for Godiva Festival to have a platform for young and up-and-coming artists to perform. Performing on any of the stages at Godiva Festival is a fantastic step for artists who want to get experience performing and gain some exposure to new audiences. It just goes to show that we really are a city of fantastic culture and talent!”

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.