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These rules are to ensure that all venues are following the same regulations, so that the Godiva Calling competition is fair and equal.

Godiva Calling rules of entry

  • 1 venue per artist based on the genre they perform
  • NO Cover Songs allowed (unless recreated via sampling), any bands not observing this rule will automatically be disqualified.
  • NO Backing tracks with the exception of sampling for urban acts
  • One of the members of your band/group has to have a CV postcode.
  • Strictly 20 minutes performance time per band/artist.
  • You must have applied in advance via the Godiva Festival website.

Please be aware that venues are responsible for the selecting of the artists. The promoters for the venues will be in touch with you to set up performance times. Please be aware that the venues will only contact you if your application is successful.


Godiva Calling under 18s category rules of entry 

  • All songs performed are to be original. NO cover songs are permitted and will result in disqualification
  • All members of the band, including musicians supporting solo artists, are to be under 18 years of age 
  • Applicants are for all band members under 18 years of age and those turning 18 years of age during the 2023/24 academic year only (Year 13) 
  • All band/group members to hold a CV post code  
  • The overall winner of the heat will perform on the Main Stage at Godiva Festival 2024 

Coventry Music may invite unsuccessful under 18s applicants to perform on the Next Stage subject to meeting the Coventry Music Hub guidelines for invitation to perform as part of our staging conditions.