Coventry & Warwickshire

Echo and the Bunnymen headline Coventry's Godiva Festival

Echo and the Bunnymen
Image caption Echo and the Bunnymen are due to headline the main stage on 29 June

Echo and the Bunnymen have been announced as headliners at a Coventry festival which will form the backdrop to Olympic torch celebrations.

More than 100,000 people are expected at the Godiva Festival which runs from 29 June to 1 July.

The festival is the UK's biggest free three-day event, organisers said.

The Olympic torch is due to arrive at the event in War Memorial Park on the evening of 1 July as part of its relay across the country.

Warwickshire band Coves will also play the main stage, alongside Pigeon Detectives, The View, Two Wounded Birds and 1990s indie acts Space and Cast.

Local unsigned artists will also play the Rhythm stage on Friday night, while World Music acts take over the main stage on Sunday.

Last year the event attracted more than 120,000 festival goers.

The Godiva Festival is marking its 15th year in Coventry.

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