The date for this year’s Godiva Festival has been set and work behind the scenes is firmly underway!
The festival will take place in the War Memorial Park from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July. Festival organisers are currently accepting applications from traders and charitable organisations who are interested in having stalls at this year’s event. The relevant online application forms can be found under the Trade/Charity tab in the menu.
The headline acts and many of the artists performing this year have now been announced and we will be updating these with more detail over the coming few weeks, as the start of the festival draws closer, so keep checking back on these pages and follow us on Twitter or visit our Facebook page to keep up to speed with all the announcements as they are made.
Our Friday headline act is the legendary Echo & The Bunnymen, booked once again by popular demand after missing out on playing at the festival last year.
On Saturday, British rock band Maxïmo Park headline the main stage and Godiva 2013 winds down on Sunday evening with a performance by former x-factor star Amelia Lily.
Further performances across the three days come from Urban artists Devlin, Sway and Charlie Brown, while local artists figure high once again as we welcome Coventry legend Neville Staple and there is also a chance to see local boy Charlie Healy with his fellow band members The Risk.
Take a look through the pages to see exactly who fills the line up of Godiva 2013.
We are still accepting applications for Godiva Unsigned 2013. As always the ever popular battle of the bands will take place in several live music venues across the city, giving local unsigned artists the chance to have their sounds heard by a brand new audience. Year on year, Godiva Unsigned has attracted a growing number of participants, with the promise of the finalists having a chance to perform in the Rhythm Tent on the opening Friday of the festival…and the overall winners getting the distinction of being the opening act on the Godiva Main Stage on Saturday.
Godiva Unsigned has been one of the biggest and best outlets for Coventry bands and artists and we are proud to be able to throw our support behind the local music scene. Previous winners include Dark Actors, Shock Parade, Idle Playthings and Just Morale, all of whom have gathered huge followings after performing at Godiva.
Does your band have what it takes to battle it out through the heats and earn your spot on the stage in front of a crowd of thousands? Click on the Godiva Unsigned pages now to find out when and where the heats will be held and how to enter this year’s competition.
We’ll see you there!