October 23rd, 2016

Godiva Festival 2015 attracts ‘massive’ crowds

‘MASSIVE’ crowds descended on War Memorial Park over the weekend for the 17th Coventry Godiva Festival.

More than 141,000 people visited the park over the weekend – including a record crowd of over 23,000 at the main event field on Saturday night to see headliners The Wombats, JME, Don Bronco and Big Narstie.

Speaking about the success of Godiva Festival 2015, Councillor Abdul Khan, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Events said: “Clearly we are really pleased with the huge record breaking numbers this weekend and the event does seem to get bigger and bigger every year.

“We’re happy that thousands of people from Coventry, Warwickshire and, in fact, right across the country chose the Coventry Godiva Festival for their weekend entertainment and I hope many will have their own good festival memories.

“This year’s event has been a fantastic showcase for the city and I would like to thank all our sponsors, council colleagues, traders, volunteers, police and the St John’s Ambulance for continuing to support the event.”

While the Council’s Waste Services and Street Pride teams collected over 30 tonnes of waste collected from the site, officers from West Midlands Police made only one arrest.

Here are some of the pictures our photographer snapped at the weekend.