Example named as another headline act for this year's eagerly anticipated Godiva Festival - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

Example named as another headline act for this year's eagerly anticipated Godiva Festival

CHART-TOPPING singer/songwriter and rapper Example & DJ Wire have been confirmed as the main headline act for this year’s Godiva Festival.

After much speculation, festival organisers have confirmed this week that the musical duo will be performing as the headliner on the main stage on Saturday (July 8).

Example has five top 20 albums in the UK chart under his belt and back in 2011 his ‘Playing In The Shadows’ album hit the top of the album charts.

His sixth album will see a return to the rapping over huge electronic club bangers which earned him millions of fans from across the globe, including two number one hit singles in the UK alone with ‘Changed the Way You Kiss Me’ and ‘Stay Awake’.

DJ Wire is a North London DJ, who has collaborated with Chase & Status and remixed tracks with many household names such as Kids in Glass Houses, Liquid and Ellie Goulding.

He produced several tracks for Example’s ‘Won’t Go Quietly’ album and since 2011, DJ Wire and Example have performed at clubs and festivals the world over.

“There’s been lots of excitement and speculation around Godiva Festival’s Saturday headliner, and so we’re really pleased to be able to actually confirm it,” said Lee House, events manager at Coventry City Council.

“With all three main headliners confirmed now, we’re hard at work to programme in the rest of the festival, and we have some really exciting names still to be announced, so watch this space.”

Legendary rock band The Stranglers have already been confirmed as Friday night’s headline act at this year’s festival after performing a number of shows across the country in the build up to the UK’s biggest free festival.

British rock band, The Darkness, will be taking centre stage on Sunday when they will be belting out classics such as ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’, which was a hit on their debut album which sold 1.5m copies in the UK.

And Coventry’s very own Tom Clarke will be playing a special acoustic set on Saturday evening in the Rhythm Tent to celebrate the tenth anniversary of ‘We’ll Live and Die in These Towns’.

Tom is best known as the lead vocalist of popular Coventry band, The Enemy, who reached mainstream success in 2007 with their debut album which went straight to number one on its first week of release in the British Album Charts.

Godiva Festival will take place from July 7-9 at Coventry’s War Memorial Park and as ever entrance is free.

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