LIGHTNING Seeds are among the latest additions to the line-up at this year’s Godiva Festival.
The band play the free festival on its Sunday finale in the first weekend of July.
And it could be a special gig for any football fans heading to the War Memorial Park event. If England are still in the World Cup when the indie rockers take the stage it would mean they’d have made it to the semi finals – something that could persuade lead singer Ian Broudie to bring out 1996 hit Three Lions on the Shirt.
Also announced by festival organisers Coventry City Council are urban act Fuse ODG – currently riding high in the download charts with latest single Antenna – Snow Patrol’s guitarist project Little Matador and dance act Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip.
City lad Lee Glasson will also be performing on the Sunday after starring in this year’s season of BBC show The Voice.
Other announcements include the fact Friday night will host the first-ever rock tent, headlined by Kids in Glass Houses and Baby Godzilla.
Buzzcoks and Happy Mondays had already been announced as headlining the festival with other top acts including The Selecter, We Are Scientists and Funeral for a Friend.
Coun Lynnette Kelly, cabinet member with responsibility for events, said: “The festival has always attracted big name bands and this year’s line-up is no different.
“I’m sure Lightning Seeds and Fuse ODG in particular will get the event great coverage. Personally I’m really pleased to see the Friday rock line up as well as I know this genre of music is very popular around here and will be sure to pull a crowd.
“We’ve got a real desire to raise the city’s profile on the back of this event and it’ll be interesting to see how many people from outside the city the festival does attract as we know those who do travel bigger distances bring extra economic benefit to the city.”
Visit coventrygodivafestival.com for more information on the July 4 – 6 festival.
Fuse ODG will headline the Rhythm Tent on Saturday night. (s)