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The Stranglers to headline Godival Festival on Friday night

Les Reid 21st Feb, 2017

LEGENDARY post-punk band The Stranglers have been lined up to headline Friday night in a major coup for Coventry’s three-day Godival Festival.

The Stranglers – who emerged in the late 1970s when punk exploded from the UK and was exported around the world – are one of the most significant bands of the 20th century.

It follows rock band The Darkness being confirmed as headliners on the Sunday night at the annual free music event in the War Memorial Park.

The Stranglers’ appearance on Friday, July 7 will follow tour dates in March.

The band;s best known hits include ‘Golden Brown’, ‘Peaches’, ‘Something Better Change’ and ‘No More Heroes’ from the album of the same name.

They are also preparing a re-release of their entire Stranglers studio album catalogue for the period 1977-82.

JJ Burnel of the Stranglers said: “The Stranglers are looking forward to parading naked at the Godiva Festival in July.”

The Stranglers follow on from last year’s Friday headliner, The Boomtown Rats, and event organisers are confident that the band will follow a long line of popular Friday night acts.

Coventry city councillor Abdul Khan, cabinet member for events, said: “I’m confident this year will be another great year for Godiva Festival and will emphasise the fact that Coventry is a place where fantastic events are happening, which helps promote the city, brings people together and generates visits to the city over the weekend.“

Festival organisers say they are “busy looking to add a host of other top names, including Saturday’s headliner and acts to headline the Rock Tent on the Friday night.”

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