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Seven to see at Godiva

We are now knee deep in the festival season. It’s a time of lazy afternoons, dirty burgers and inflated flat booze. The big boy festivals get the headlines but there’s a huge range of niche gatherings for all tastes now. Everything and everyone is covered.

Coventry is continuing to join the party by holding the 2017 instalment of the Godiva Festival. This free, three day bender is growing again and now proudly hailed as Europe’s largest freebie. So with the opening night on the horizon we fingered the internet for our ‘seven to see’ and we think it’s a nice, round, mixed bag of tracks and talents that we think you should catch next weekend.

Kate Nash
Sunday | 4.40pm
Anyone remember that catchy tune Foundations”? The former BRIT graduate returns after spending time collaborating with music heavyweights and is now ready to deliver knock-out shows and killer tracks.

Friday | 8.00pm
What would the Festival be without a little reformed Brit-Pop? With a new album full of maturity and recent dates across the UK, Cast come to Coventry in fine form and a set-list of classics.

Lucy Rose
Saturday | 5.45pm
Lucy is a Warwickshire born singer-songwriter who has two, brilliantly, multi-coloured albums behind her. She comes to Godiva with her third; Somethings Changing and we cannot wait to hear it.

Saturday | 12.15pm
Coventry lad Leon will be gracing the Rock and Rhythm tent stage after the release of his E.P “Take Note”. You can grab a copy from Sound Cloud before you see him live at his hometown festival. Listen on Soundcloud now.

Carl Barat and The Jackals
Saturday | 7.55pm
Best known for his partnership with Pete Doherty in The Libertines, Carl Barât comes to Coventry with his Jackals. Their 2015 album Let It Reign was awesome so we expect nothing more than awesomeness.

AJ Tracey
Saturday | 4.20pm
The Grime scene is huge. In fact, its bloody monstrous and AJ Tracey is leading the charge. The combination of savage street wit, addictive attitude and authenticity have to be seen to be believed.

Mallory Knox
Friday | 9.25pm
Hailing from Cambridgeshire and on a third album wave, rock n rolls nice guys have shrugged off doubt and inexperience to deliver a record that reeks of strength, power and confidence.

You can also read our special Godiva Festival magazine here.

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