Published Thursday, 26 August 2021
As part of the partnership for this year’s Godiva Festival, Coventry City of Culture Trust will be presenting a specially commissioned Bollywood Spectacular alongside super producer Steel Banglez on the Main Stage, plus UK Bangladeshi artists featuring as part of this year’s event.
Coventry City of Culture Trust have commissioned London Mela producers, Remarkable Productions, to programme this selection of exciting South Asian artists at the festival.
Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council and Cabinet Member for Events, said:
“The great addition of some major south Asian artists brings another exciting offer to this year’s Godiva Festival. One of the key aims of the festival is to try and appeal to a wide and diverse audience and I’m sure the high level and national profile of these artists will raise the profile of the event and we look forward to a great weekend.”
Laura McMillan, Director of Audience Strategy at Coventry City of Culture Trust, said:
“Godiva Festival is such a pivotal part of Coventry’s cultural calendar, and we’re thrilled to be supporting it for the fifth time. We’ve previously been working with the City Council to shine a light on the UK’s incredible South Asian music scene, and this year is no different as we bring a really special line-up to the War Memorial Park. We can’t wait for everyone to experience it.”
On Saturday 4 September, Godiva hosts two up and coming UK Asian female stars to the Next Stage and brings back super producer Steel Banglez to perform on the Main Stage.
Steel Banglez, UK super producer who has worked with artists such as J Hus, Dave, Krept and Konan, Yungen and Mist, last appeared at Godiva Festival in 2019 in the Rhythm Tent, this year we bring him back by popular demand, this time for a barnstorming Main Stage set at 6.15pm.
Also appearing on Saturday, this time on The Next Stage – two strong female artists – British Panjabi singer and model, the incredible Bambi Bains, followed by Australian, Indian Maltese singer Celina Sharma.
Both Naz and Mumzy are of Bangladeshi heritage and are representing UK Bangladeshi artists at the festival. On Sunday 5 September we present a unique collaboration on the Godiva Main Stage, The Bollywood Jam. Featuring multi award winning Bollywood star Kanika Kapoor collaborating with UK Asian singer Mumzy Stranger and Bollywood Dance Company Bollyflex, led by Naz Choudhury.
The Bollywood Jam is supported by one of Coventry’s most famous sons – DJ superstar Panjabi MC. The Bollywood Jam and Panjabi MC take place on Sunday 5 September between 2.05pm and 2.55pm. Panjabi MC is onstage at 1.45pm.
The Bollywood Jam will fill the Godiva Festival Main Stage with the music and dance of Bollywood – expect the stage to be filled with dancers and feature classic popular Bollywood and Urban music from Mumzy and Bollywood superstar Kanika Kapoor.
Godiva Festival runs from 3-5 September in the city’s War Memorial Park and offers three days of live music, family attractions and entertainment. For the full artist line up and full programme of attractions, visit www.godivafestival.com/lineup
Advanced tickets offering a discount ahead of on the day entry prices, are available until Thursday 2 September and can be bought at www.godivafestival.com/buytickets
Godiva Festival is brought to you by Coventry City Council, in association with Free Radio and Greatest Hits Radio and supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust.