Published Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Coventry’s flagship Godiva Festival returns to the War Memorial Park on 3-5 September this year, at the heart of our year as City of Culture, with tickets going on sale at 9am on Tuesday 27 July.
The hugely popular event brings incredible live music from both top name acts and local artists, as well as creative and interactive family-friendly entertainment.
To ensure the safety of everyone involved, there will be some changes this year. While large scale events are permitted following the latest government announcement, we have decided to limit the capacity on site, to allow additional space for ticketholders to enjoy the festival. Familiar measures such as additional cleaning, the availability of hand sanitiser, and asking our audience to distance in queues for toilets and bars will help everyone to be confident of Covid safety.
We also insist that customers check in with Test and Trace and follow any instruction to isolate if asked to do so and continue to take regular Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) and log their results online.
You can read more about the festival’s Covid safety measures on the website: www.godivafestival.com/covid
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 27 July and will be available from www.godivafestival.com/buytickets. Organisers urge people to book early to avoid disappointment. Early Bird ticket prices will apply until 6 August. These represent the best value tickets and are expected to be snapped up quickly. From 6 August reduced price advance tickets will be on sale until 2 September when on the day prices will apply as long as capacity allows. For a full list of prices, please visit www.godivafestival.com/ticketprices
Cllr Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Events, said: “I’m really pleased that the latest change in Government guidelines has cleared the way for the Godiva Festival to be held this year, something I know people in Coventry have been longing for.
“For many of us, Godiva is the crown jewel in our city’s event calendar and it will be the largest single event in our year as UK City of Culture.
“Ensuring that the festival is safe and secure has been at the forefront of our minds which is why we’ve made the decision to limit capacity each day and to introduce comprehensive safety measures across the board.
“If you are thinking of attending, please visit our website and read more about the measures being put in place. Everyone who attends will play their own part in adhering to the guidelines and messaging and ensuring that festival-goers’ look out for everybody’s safety over the weekend.
“I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the programme and it looks like it will once again have something for everyone. I encourage everyone to join me in getting their tickets as soon as they go on sale.”
In 2019, Godiva Festival featured more than 70 artists, including big names such as Busted, Levellers, The Selecter and Feeder. As in previous years, the 2021 line-up will also provide a stage to celebrate the huge and diverse variety of creative talent that exists in Coventry.
Godiva Festival is brought to you by Coventry City Council and supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust.
To keep up to date with all the latest news, head to www.godivafestival.com or follow @godivafestival on Facebook and Twitter.