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Organisers gear up for record turnout at UK's biggest free family music festival

Big numbers are expected at The Godiva Festival this weekend Credit: Victoria Jones / EMPICS Entertainment

Thousands are expected at the War Memorial Park in Coventry for a packed day of live music and entertainment.

Dance music star Example is set to deliver an energetic performance when he headlines the Godiva festival this evening.

Organisers are expecting big numbers, last year more than 148,000 revellers enjoyed the festivities over thee days.

Dance music star Example is to headline the festival today Credit: PA Wire

The festival is thought to be the largest free family music festival in the country.

A spectacle is also being planned as part of efforts to drum up support for Coventry's bid to be crowned the UK City of Culture in 2021.

It is a well-loved event with a growing reputation that attracts thousands of people to the city and the wider region and it is among the many reasons why we believe our city would make a fitting choice as UK City of Culture 2021.

We’re looking forward to another great event this weekend, with something for all music lovers, as well as comedy, the Family Field and lots more – all for free! So come along and see why it’s the best in the region.”

– Cllr Abdul Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council