Coventry City Council has confirmed another major pop star will perform at the Ricoh Arena this April as part of its live music programme, Coventry Live.
Jonas Blue is headlining a show on 1 April at the Ericsson Indoor Arena, with support from more artists yet to be announced.
Lovers of pop music might recognise Jonas Blue’s cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” in 2015 or his hit singles “Perfect Strangers” and “Mama”, with “Mama” spending 12 weeks in the UK charts last summer.
Jonas is also known for being a DJ and remixer, blending dance music with pop music.
Councillor Abdul Khan, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Events, said: “With massive artists like Jonas Blue, Ronan Keating and Gabrielle, we’re really putting Coventry on the map as an event destination.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing these high profile acts performing on the stage in Coventry, particularly with the other recent announcements of BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend and Godiva Festival. It just goes to show that Coventry is a fantastic place to be right now, especially with the city recently being awarded the title of UK City of Culture 2021.”
Coventry Live is being presented by Coventry City Council’s Events Team and the concert is planned as part of a programme of live music taking place at the Ricoh Arena.
Ronan Keating and his very special guest Gabrielle have already been confirmed for a performance at the Ricoh Arena this March as part of Coventry Live.
The idea behind the programme is to celebrate live music and bring more national high profile artists to the city throughout 2018, and with such a fantastic summer of music with the recent announcement of BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend and the continuation of Godiva Festival, Coventry Live is set to kick off the summer spectacular.
Nick Eastwood, chief executive at the Ricoh Arena, added: “Jonas Blue is one of the leading music artists on the dance scene at the moment, so to have him performing at the Ricoh Arena is an extra special Easter present for music lovers.
“Coventry Live is shaping up to be a diverse line-up that appeals to the whole family, which only adds to the anticipation about other music acts that are yet to be announced.”
Tickets will be on sale on Saturday 10 February and cost £25 plus booking fee and are available from www.eticketing.co.uk/ricoharena
For more information, please see the Ricoh Arena’s website at www.ricoharena.com or follow Coventry Live on Twitter and Facebook