Godiva Festival takes over Memorial Park

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Photos taken by Polly Mooney

This weekend saw the likes of Busted, Feeder and The Levellers take stage at Coventry’s three-day music festival. Music fans flocked to Memorial Park to join in and support local up-and-coming acts and established favourites. The festival was a great hit.

Day 1 started with Coventry Band ‘The Session’, followed by ‘Wilde’, ‘Dodgy’ and friday night Headliners ‘The Levellers’. Over in the rock tent ‘Frank Iero and the Future Violents’ performed their first UK tour date to an active crowd.

Day 2 was slightly cooler but still held up with the same great atmosphere. For Saturday and Sunday, the rock tent became the Rhythm tent and again brought a huge crowd, which unfortunately lead to acts having to be cancelled due to health and safety concerns due to the large amount of fans arriving. However, the rest of the festival still went on as planned.

Aside from the Rhythm Tent and Main Stage, listeners could enjoy local talent at the smaller Microaucoustic and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Tents. There were many more activities to enjoy; such as the funfair, comedy tent, silent disco and family friendly activities throughout the weekend.

The main stage featured several Godiva Calling winners, followed by rock band ‘Reef’ and the headliner ‘Feeder’ took centre stage with a great set to end another great day. 

Day 3 was a beautiful sunny day, the days began with Godiva Calling winners warming up the stage. The afternoon drew huge crowds for Coventry ska band ‘The Selecter’, who are currently on their 40th anniversary UK tour. 

Then ‘Sugar Hill Gang’ got the crowd to ‘boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat’.

Finally, 00’s boy-band ‘Busted’ brought in a huge crowd to end the festival with a BANG. Dedicated fans had been saving their spaces at the front of the stage since the festival opened Sunday morning. 

‘Busted’ got the crowd dancing and cheering and finished the festival for another year. 

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