22nd Jul, 2018

Jake Bugg announced as Godiva Festival Friday night headliner

Felix Nobes 2nd Jul, 2018

COVENTRY’S Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed Jake Bugg as Friday night headliner.

The free music festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will take place in the War Memorial Park from August 31 – September 2.

The Nottingham-born singer and songwriter is best known for his singles ‘Two Fingers’, ‘Broken’ and ‘Seen It All’.

His latest album ‘Hearts That Strain’ was released in September last year, and recently recorded a song with Noah Cyrus, called ‘Waiting’.

He has previously been awarded Best Male at the Silver Clef Awards in 2015, and Best Solo Artist at NME’s 2015 awards.

He was also awarded Best New Act at the Q Awards in 2013.

Jake said: “I’m looking forward to playing Godiva Festival with some of my favourite artists on the same bill.”

Councillor Abdul Khan, deputy leader and cabinet member for events, said: “It’s exciting that we can announce our Friday headliner and two additional acts for this year’s Godiva as the build-up continues to our 20th anniversary.

“I know many people will already have the dates in their diaries and I’m sure this year’s event will be as popular as ever as we continue the build up to UK City of Culture 2021.”

Also confirmed for the festival are Rae Morris and Kyle Falconer.

Kyle Falconer was a founder member of The View, and the band signed their first record deal when he was just 18-years-old.

Rae Morris is a British singer/songwriter, best known for her singles ‘Grow’, ‘Love Again’ and ‘DO IT’.

Both Kyle and Rae will perform in Saturday’s Rhythm Tent on September 1.

For more information go to www.godivafestival.com or search @godivafestival on Facebook and Twitter.

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