October 21st, 2016

PICTURE SPECIAL: MTV Crashes rocks Coventry during two days of chart topping music

Updated: 11:36 am, May 31, 2016

THOUSANDS of music fans flocked to the Ricoh Arena on Friday (June 27) and Saturday (June 28) as more than ten hours of chart-topping music was performed by some of the world’s most renowned artists.

Acts including Sigala, John Newman, Kaiser Chiefs, Chase & Status, Basement Jaxx and The Chainsmokers entertained crowds as TV personality Laura Whitmore hosted proceedings.

Renowned DJ Sigala and special guest John Newman got the party started with their new single Give Me Your Love as well as hits including Sweet Lovin’ and Easy Love.

Former X Factor finalist Fleur East belted out number one hits Sax and Uptown Funk before Tom Odell treated the crowd to a sneak peek of his new album, Wrong Crowd.

The Kaiser Chiefs turned up the atmosphere a few more notches with their first performance of the year as the crowd joined in with songs including Ruby and the unforgettable rendition of I Predict A Riot.

Day one ended in true style with DJ duo Chase & Status wowing the crowd with top tracks like Blind Faith and End Credits.

Further performances from Basement Jaxx, Pete Tong, The Chainsmokers, Wilkinson and Kano on Saturday topped off the two-day-festival.

Andy Gibb, managing director at the Ricoh Arena, said: “It was a truly fantastic few days.

“This was the first open air concert that we have had at the Ricoh Arena for three years, and attracting such a wide range of artists here is great start to the city’s Summer of Music.

“This is just the beginning at the Ricoh with much more to come in the next few weeks, including Bruce Springsteen and Rihanna.”

Pics credit: Mark Radford