COVENTRY’s Godiva Festival has confirmed four new artists for this year’s lineup.
Jonas Blue, Professor Green, Blood Red Shoes and Little Comets will perform the popular free music festival.
The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will take place in the War Memorial Park from August 31 – September 2.
Jonas Blue’s Ricoh Arena concert – like former Boyzone star Ronan Keating and R&B singer Gabrielle’s – was cancelled.
They will all now perform at the three-day festival.
Professor Green is a rapper, singer and songwriter from Hackney in London.
He is best known for his single ‘Read All About It’ with Emeli Sandé, which reached number one in the UK singles chart in 2011.
Speaking about the event, Professor Green said: “Happy 20th anniversary Godiva. I always have a great time playing in Coventry. I’ll be dropping some familiar tunes and some new ones too. I can’t wait.”
He also appears as the co-host of Lip Sync Battle UK and has been praised in the past for his work to de-stigmatise mental health and encourage men to speak more openly about their struggles.
Jonas Blue is a DJ and songwriter who peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in 2015 with his cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 single ‘Fast Car,’ remaining in the top ten for eleven weeks.
Blood Red Shoes are an alternative rock duo from Brighton, who have released four studio albums and are best known for their single, ‘Cold’, which was released in 2012.
Little Comets are an indie-rock trio from Tyne and Wear, and are best known for their debut single, ‘One Night In October’ which they released in 2009.
All of the artists will be appearing on Saturday’s main stage, alongside Gabrielle, who was announced last month.
Councillor Abdul Khan, cabinet member for events at Coventry City Council, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to make this announcement of four more artists for the 20th anniversary of Godiva Festival.
“The Events Team are hard at work to programme the lineup for the free festival and we’ll be continuing to make more announcements, including Friday and Saturday’s headline acts, as we get nearer to the festival, so watch this space.”
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