Godiva Festival

I spent the Saturday and Sunday afternoons of this weekend at Godiva Festival in Coventry. It’s the UK’s biggest, free, family music festival, and it takes over War Memorial Park every year.

The festival has headline acts, this year including Boomtown Rats and Scouting for Girls; an acoustic stage; a rock/rhythm tent; Paradise tent and a community/family area. It also has different stands featuring businesses, charities, organisations and products from Coventry and the West Midlands, as well as a funfair.

We mostly spent our time in the Community area, near the ferris wheel, so avoided the lines and security for the Main Stage. It was great to be able to sit on the grass and chill out in the sunshine while listening to music and watching performances. On Saturday we saw local singer/songwriter Stylusboy, Bollywood Dancer Sneha Singh, and Earlsdon Primary School Choir, and Elite Dance, a folk band and Forte Gospel Choir on the Sunday. Apparently the festival saw 148,000 visitors over the 3-day event. Thanks to the organisers for a great (and free) weekend!

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Photo: Sneha Singh

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Photo: Elite Dance

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