19th Feb, 2018

Jonas Blue to play Coventry's Ricoh Arena

Editorial Correspondent 9th Feb, 2018 Updated: 9th Feb, 2018

ANOTHER major artist has been confirmed for a concert at the Ricoh Arena this year.

Jonas Blue is headlining a show on April 1 at the Ericsson Indoor Arena.

He will be supported by more artists that are yet to be announced.

He will take to the stage in April as part of the council’s live music programme, Coventry Live.

Lovers of pop music might recognise Jonas Blue’s cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” in 2015 or his hit singles “Perfect Strangers” and “Mama”.

“Mama” spent 12 weeks in the UK charts last summer.

Jonas is also known for being a DJ and remixer, blending dance music with pop music.

Councillor Abdul Khan, cabinet member with responsibility for events, said: “With massive artists like Jonas Blue, Ronan Keating and Gabrielle, we’re really putting Coventry on the map as an event destination.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing these high profile acts performing on the stage in Coventry, particularly with the other recent announcements of BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend and Godiva Festival.

“It just goes to show that Coventry is a fantastic place to be right now, especially with the city recently being awarded the title of UK City of Culture 2021.”

Ronan Keating and his very special guest Gabrielle have already been confirmed for a performance at the Ricoh Arena this March as part of Coventry Live.

The idea behind the programme is to celebrate live music and bring more high profile artists to the city throughout next year.

And with such a fantastic summer of music with the recent announcement of BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend and the continuation of Godiva Festival, Coventry Live is set to kick off the summer spectacular.

Tickets will be on sale on Saturday 10 February and cost £35 plus booking fee and are available from www.eticketing.co.uk/ricoharena

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