Ronan Keating to headline Godiva Festival as Coventry Ricoh Arena concerts cancelled - The Coventry Observer

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Ronan Keating to headline Godiva Festival as Coventry Ricoh Arena concerts cancelled

Felix Nobes 15th Mar, 2018 Updated: 15th Mar, 2018

COVENTRY Live concerts at the Ricoh Arena – including performances from Ronan Keating, Gabrielle and Jonas Blue – have been cancelled.

Promoters say all those who bought tickets to the events will be given a full refund including the booking fee.

Instead, Ronan Keating will be the headline at this year’s Godiva Festival on Sunday September 2.

This year’s Godiva Festival will take place in the War Memorial Park from August 31 to September 2.

The move means the acclaimed Irish singer will no longer play at the Ricoh on Friday March 30.

People who purchased tickets online will have their accounts automatically credited.

While those who paid cash in person at the Ricoh will need to go directly to the venue.

Promoters added talks are underway to reschedule performances by Gabrielle – who was set to support Ronan Keating – and Jonas Blue.

People who have already booked tickets for Jonas Blue will also receive a full refund.

Both concerts formed part of the Coventry Live programme and were due to take place at The Ricoh Arena over the Easter weekend.

Coventry City Council’s event manager, Lee House said: “Obviously we are very disappointed to have to cancel the original dates for Ronan and Jonas as we appreciate those who had purchased tickets would have been excited to attend the concerts.

“However, in the wake of so many major music events planned for this year, we have taken the decision to move Ronan Keating to the Godiva Festival to ensure the maximum amount of people could enjoy them and raise the bar at the first Godiva Festival following the announcement of being UK City of Culture.

“We continue our bold ambition to work with a number of partners delivering a great programme of live music for the city.

“We feel Ronan will be an excellent addition to the Godiva bill and I’m sure the fact that it’s free will be a great incentive for many people to come along to the festival.

“We also wanted to give ticketholders as much notice as possible of the cancellation so they could make alternative plans.

“All ticketholders will be get a full refund including their booking fee, and once again, we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the changes.”

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