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Godiva countdown begins!

Published: Wednesday, 01 September 2021

As the weekend rapidly approaches and the countdown to Godiva Festival 2021 continues, the Council are keen to reinforce some key messages around the event and issue a reminder that tickets can be bought in advance to save money and get a quicker access to the site.

With the festival returning to the city attracting thousands to the city’s War Memorial Park, those intending or wanting to attend are being reminded of the measures in place, which are in line with current government guidelines, to deliver a safe and enjoyable event.

The measures include encouraging people to take regular lateral flow tests (LFT), make use of the hand sanitisation points across the site and to respect fellow festival attendees with social distancing and by wearing a face covering when accessing the site, queuing for food and drinks and for the toilets.

Cllr Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Events said:

“We are all looking forward to another great event for the city as the Godiva Festival returns to the War Memorial Park. With this in mind, we wanted to remind people of the plans and measures put in place for everyone’s safety and to ensure an enjoyable festival for everyone attending.

“However, while we are excited to have Godiva returning, it’s really important that festival attendees feel as safe as possible at the event. When visiting the festival, we are asking all visitors to be mindful of not only themselves but also of others and to attend with that in mind. To that end we asking you to follow the guidelines on the festival website at www.godivafestival.com/covid

“It’s sure to be a great event as we continue to mark our special year as UK City of Culture and if you haven’t got your tickets yet, get them now so you don’t miss out.”

With a great star-studded line-up and exciting family attractions on offer over the weekend, event organisers are reminding people that advance tickets can still be bought in the lead up to the event which are cheaper than if you were buying them on the gate on the day. Ticketholders who bought their tickets in advance will also be able to access the event site quicker.

As an added incentive, the advance ticket price will also be available even if purchased online on each day of the day of the festival. People can buy tickets at www.godivafestival.com/buytickets

As part of ensuring a safe site build in the park, the public are also being reminded that the Park and Ride car park accessed via Kenilworth Road and the car parks in Coat of Arms Bridge Road and Leamington Road will all be closed from Thursday morning until Monday morning, although event attenders can still book vehicle parking for the festival itself by going to www.godivafestival.com/buytickets

Godiva Festival is brought to you by Coventry City Council, in association with Free Radio and Greatest Hits Radio and supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust.