GODIVA festival organisers have announced Supergrass will headline the festival on the Friday and Sister Sledge on the Saturday (September 3 and 4).
The Oxford outfit have released six albums since forming in 1993 with three obtaining the coveted platinum status.
Their first album, ‘I Should Coco’ reached Number 1 in the UK Album chart in 1995 and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.
The band are best known for their singles ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’, ‘Moving’ and their smash hit ‘Alright’ which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and won the band a Ivor Novello award for best contemporary song.
The US band Sister Sledge became a household name with their 1979 worldwide hit and iconic album ‘We are Family’, amassing a string of Gold and Platinum hits alongside GRAMMY nominations. They are responsible for some of the biggest dance anthems of all time.
Coun Abdul Salam Khan, deputy leader and cabinet member for events said: “Supergrass are a top band with a great reputation and I’m sure they will do a fantastic job of headlining that night.
“Our aim with Godiva has always been to have acts that have diverse musical styles that appeal to all the family. Sister Sledge fit that bill and with their reputation as a fantastic live show, I’m sure they’ll put on a great performance.
“The festival is shaping up nicely and we’ve still got plenty of brilliant announcements to come.”
Joining Supergrass on the Friday night bill will be Northern Irish rock band Therapy? and local rising stars Candid.
Therapy? have sold over three million albums worldwide and will bring their unique brand of punk rock to the Friday night.
The band recently celebrated their 30th anniversary together.
Candid, from Coventry, have been selling out venues across the city.
Their music offers a mixture of searing guitar riffs, irresistible drumbeats and a backbone of
honest, unreserved lyrics.
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