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Record number of music lovers visit Godiva Festival

Laura Kearns 10th Jul, 2017 Updated: 12th Jul, 2017

A RECORD number of music fans flocked to Coventry to enjoy this year’s Godiva Festival.

Nearly 180,000 visitors watched big names including Example, The Stranglers and Carl Barat, with The Darkness closing Sunday night’s show.

The festival – now in its 19th year – was held in the city’s War Memorial Park and saw three days of free live performances.

Councillor Abdul Khan, Cabinet Member for Events, said: “Godiva Festival has once again shown that it continues to grow each year. The festival is a fantastic event and all those who have helped make the weekend work, have done themselves proud.

“We tried hard this year to really make sure that there was something for everyone and we definitely achieved that.

“Thank you to all those who played their part to ensure Godiva Festival continues to be the UK’s biggest free family music festival.”

Alongside the impressive line up, Godiva Festival also offered cultural attractions, with Coventry City of Culture Trust’s Cirque Bijou performance including a spectacular highline stunt.

Laura McMillan, Coventry City of Culture Trust Manager, said: “Bidding for UK City of Culture, you have to show your city has the capacity to hold large scale events and with 179,000 visiting Godiva this year, Coventry has it covered.”

Photos by Charlie Shelton Photography.

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