Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the line up for Saturday’s Rhythm Tent.
Godiva Calling’s Urban/Hip-Hop category winners, Pest and Wynter Black, will open the tent from 12noon on Saturday 1 September, followed by performances from two Coventry grime artists, DeeLayDee and Freezacrowd. This will be followed by a performance from The Soulfood Brothers, who perform with an eclectic musical style, bringing soul, funk, ska, reggae, break beat, house, hip hop, electro, old school rave and drum and bass together.
Lingua Franca – another home-grown Coventry talent, will then perform, followed by Joe Dolman, Kellimarie and Ady Suleiman. Joe Dolman is a singer/songwriter from Leamington – a must-see for fans of Ed Sheeran or James Bay.
Lee House, Events Manager for Coventry City Council, said: “This year’s Rhythm Tent programming is local, lively and fresh, moving into amazing performances from well-known voices in the music world.”
“We’ve tried to offer something for everyone this year, so the range of artists in the tent, from grime with DeeLayDee and Freezacrowd, to indie with Gaz Coombes to singer/songwriters like Joe Dolman and Kellimarie.”
Warwickshire-born Kellimarie performed at Godiva Festival 2017 and organisers were keen to invite her back to perform again. The youngster has been performing since she was 3, and the now teenager has aspirations to continue performing her own music as a singer/songwriter.
Ady Suleiman is a singer who rose to fame after being selected as ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, which led to support shows with the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Mvula, Leon Bridges and Lianne Le Havas.
As previously announced, former Supergrass frontman, Gaz Coombes, will headline the Rhythm Tent, following on from performances from Kyle Falconer and Rae Morris.
Godiva Festival 2018 will take place from 31 August – 2 September in the city’s War Memorial Park.
Coventry Godiva Festival is brought to you by Coventry City Council, in association with Free Radio and Jaguar Land Rover and supported by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry University, Fargo and BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.