- Godiva Festival
The Godiva Festival is a free weekend long music festival held each year in the War Memorial Park,
Coventry, England, named after the city's famous former inhabitant Lady Godiva. It first appeared as a day long event in 1997 and became a 3 day event the following year in 1998. On the Saturday the famous Godiva Procession takes place; a tradition that has is roots in the Great Fair of 1678 [ [http://www.godivafestival.co.uk/history Festival History ] ] .
The Festival attracts more than 75,000 visitors each year to a 12 acre site in Coventry City's War Memorial Park.
Artists and Attractions
The 3-day festival includes a dedicated 'electric' main stage which has played host to a wide array of mainstream and independent acts including
Kasabian, The Fratellis, Shed Seven, Mercury Rev, The Enemy and Jane's Addiction. Separate Stages and 'nights' cover the spectrum of reggae, folk, hip hopand contemporary dance music genres. A comedy tent, kid's tent, main arena, fair, craft market and green space attracts families as well as the music goer. The Festival is a non-profit making event organised by CV One, producers of the acclaimed Coventry Jazz Festival, and is widely marketed as the biggest free festival in the Midlands as well as the biggest free family festival in the UK.
Godiva Festival 2008
The 2008 Godiva Festival will be headlined by the Coventry band The Enemy and is scheduled to take place from Friday
4 Julyto Sunday 6 July.
The 2005 festival took place Friday
8 Julyto Sunday 10 July[ [http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/coventrygodiva/2005/ Coventry Godiva Festival 2005 ] ] .
It was the first time the comedy stage appeared and featured
Shappi Khorsandi. Also on the Friday night Nerina Pallotperformed and John Burnsiderecited poetry.
Whilst EcoRhythm consisted of:
The 2004 festival took place Friday
11 Juneto Sunday 13 June
The Saturday night main stage line up was [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/fesitvals/godiva-festival-2004/godiva-festival-in-pictures.shtml BBC - Coventry and Warwickshire Features - Godiva Festival in Pictures ] ] :
Goldie Lookin Chain
Young Heart Attack
The 2003 festival took place Friday
6 Juneto Sunday 8 June.
The Saturday night main stage lineup included [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/features/fesitvals/godiva-festival/godiva-festival-2003.shtml BBC - Coventry and Warwickshire Features - Godiva Festival 2003 ] ] :
Har Mar Superstar
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
The 2002 festival took place Friday
7 Juneto Sunday 9 June. It was the fifth year the festival had taken place.
Bands who played include:
Six by Seven
* [http://www.godivafestival.com Festival Site]
* [http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/coventrygodiva/ Festival on eFestivals]
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