10th Dec, 2019

Rock band Feeder latest headliner announced at Coventry's Godiva Festival

ROCK band Feeder will be headlining this year’s Godiva Festival in Coventry.

The Welsh band announced they will play on Saturday’s main stage at next month’s event in War Memorial Park from July 5 to 7.

They will join other headliners such as Levellers and Busted at the festival – which will charge an admission fee for the first time.

Feeder formed in 1994 and have since released 10 studio albums, 12 compilations, four EPs, and 40 singles.

In the UK, Feeder has accumulated six gold and platinum records with greatest hits including ‘Yesterday Went Too Soon’, ‘Buck Rogers’, ‘High’ and ‘Youth’.

Godiva’s website states: “More than two decades after their first show the band are reinvigorated, tapping into the essential, primal energy that first inspired them.

“New album ‘Tallulah’ is evidence of this – snappy songwriting, expertly produced, and completely natural, completely organic.”

“‘Tallulah’ is perhaps the band’s most creative yet also concise record, an album that takes real chances while remaining committed to their punk-edged melodies and crisp song construction.”

Last month, Coventry City Council announced tickets would be introduced for the first time at the festival after months of speculation.

A £2 ‘administration fee’ per day will be charged for each ticket, with under-5s entering for free.

The charge will end the much-loved 20-year three-day event’s history of being billed as the ‘UK’s biggest free festival’.

A £10 on-site parking charge per day will also be introduced.

As we reported, the council spent more than four times its £150,000 budget for the festival last year, taking its total spending to £610,000.

Last year, the Godiva Festival attracted 115,000 festival-goers through its gates to see acts such as Jake Bugg, Editors, Professor Green, Jonas Blue, Asian Dub Foundation and Cradle of Filth.

To keep up-to-date on the latest news for the festival, head online to www.godivafestival.com or follow @GodivaFestival on Facebook and Twitter.

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