For those of you already mourning the fact that Godiva Festival is over and done with for another year, fear not, for Coombe Weekender is just around the corner. Being housed in the backdrop of Coventry’s historic Coombe Abbey, Coombe Weekender promises to “provide the musical build up to Coventry winning City of Culture for 2021”; and we think the line-up couldn’t look better.
Taking place over the weekend of 3 & 4 August 2019, the brand new festival is giving both full-on revellers and families the chance to enjoy its offerings with the Saturday being an 18+ event yet the Sunday being opened up to include tickets for children of all ages – and the line-up certainly reflects this decision.
Saturday’s festival-goers will be treated to main stage sets from indie rockers The Libertines, singer-songwriter Tom Grennan, Reverand and the Makers and The Futureheads, among others; while the Big Top Tent will see a set from 90s favourite ‘Gypsy Woman’ Crystal Waters and a massive headline DJ set from the one and only Faithless.
Sunday sees things mellow a little to create that family-friendly feeling and even the smallest of party-addicts are catered for with Raver Tots taking over the Big Top from 12-5pm. The main stage daytime action sees local Free Radio celebrity JD, sets from Fleur East and Toploader and “nationally and internationally known as the hardest working man in show business”, Craig Charles, with his brilliant Funk and Soul show; while taking things into the evening will be Sigala and headliner Kelis.
Elsewhere the festival promises daytime activities including children’s craft classes with ARTventurers and face and body glitter, bars a-plenty and a food village catering everything from light snacks to main meals. In an effort to tackle common parking issues that surround Coombe Abbey and the area in general, free and paid shuttle services will be on offer to help transport the potential 20,000 visitors over the course of the weekend, drop off and pick up points for taxis (whether licensed or simply mum and dad) being provided and disable parking and access available with prior arrangement.
Coombe Weekender runs on 3 & 4 August 2019; tickets and more information are available at CoombeWeekender.com