Thousands enjoy a fantastic weekend in Coventry as the Godiva Festival returns!

Tom Grennan

Tens of thousands of people headed to Coventry’s War Memorial Park to enjoy a weekend full of fantastic live music and family fun.

Over 69,000 tickets were sold for the Festival, which was celebrating its 24th anniversary, up 15,000 on last year’s event. As always, the Festival featured a diverse programme which saw huge acts and the very best of the Coventry music scene.

Once again, the Festival offered something for all ages, with performances from big names like Tom Grennan, The Libertines, Bananarama, Katy B, Apache Indian and The Feeling to name but a few.   

Festival attendees also enjoyed plenty of excitement in the Family Field this year, with fantastic performances from Nick Cope and established attractions like the Actual Reality Arcade, birds of prey and the funfair all proving popular with families.

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Events, said: “Once again the Godiva Festival brought incredible entertainment across three days and was a fantastic celebration of everything that makes Coventry so special.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who played their part in delivering a great event, including sponsors, partners and staff, police, security, St John Ambulance, Coventry Council officers and everyone who plays their part in ensuring Godiva Festival continues to be a fantastic weekend for people of all ages.”

Coventry artists entertaining the crowds across the weekend included Festival opener – Cov Kozaks, 2-tone icon Neville Staple from The Specials and local rising stars Idle Noise, along with a raft of the City’s established and emerging stars performing across the Festival’s many stages and performance spaces.

Godiva Festival is brought to you by Coventry City Council in association with Free Radio and Greatest Hits Radio.

Published: 4th September 2022