Coventry welcomes a brand new festival ‘Coombe Weekender’ held at the historical backdrop of Coombe Abbey

Set in a 12th-century Cisterian abbey and running over the expansive grounds, the event will bring indie, rock, pop, funk and dance music to 20,000 people. This August Coventry welcomes a brand new festival, Coombe Weekender. The historical backdrop of Coombe Abbey will provide the musical build up to Coventry winning City of Culture for 2021. The offering will be as diverse as the local area with acts running through funk, soul, disco, indie and pop music over a two-day event brought to life by live events company Midlive Entertainment. Each day will bring its own merits, Saturday sees The Libertines headline with a rare set, potentially the only one of 2019 with The Big Top second stage witnessing a performance from Crystal Waters with headline act TBA. Day two sees Sigala and more on main stage with Crazy P Soundsystem, Joey Negro plus more in The Big Top. Taking place on August 3rd & 4th, day tickets start at £29.50 and weekend at £70 with family and VIP tickets also available. Offstage entertainment will come from a food village, bars and day time activities creating a friendly event for people of all ages. Further acts announced soon!

On Saturday beyond The Libertines, who are one of the most exciting, chaotic rock’n’roll groups of the past 20 years, festival-goers will see singer-songwriter Tom Grennan, his music, it’s fiery, it’s real life and it’s passionate. And Circa Waves who’ve captivated audiences with there melodic, propulsive rock sound. Reverend & The Makers, The Futureheads, Good Cop, Bad Cop and local heroes Athens, Candid, BLVFF also support. Over in The Big Top will be Crystal Waters who are best known for the 90’s hit ‘Gypsy Woman’ with further artists to be announced including headline yet to be announced.

Sunday takes party goers on through a pop and electronic journey with mainstage headline act to be announced alongside the ever impressive Sigala who’s achieved six singles in the UK singles chart within a few short years. Further mainstage support comes from Toploader, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Fleur East, Loyaland local support JD Free Radio. The Big Top Tent sees a performance from the talented Crazy P Soundsystem whos heartfelt vocals and deep disco vibes have become synonymous with the UK disco movement with further support coming from disco legend Joey Negro. Further artists to be announced soon.

Beyond the stage, numerous other areas of entertainment come from Raver Tots which give kids of all ages the chance to bust a move. The food village will host food from all corners of the globe, providing larger meals and snacks throughout the day and evening with bars covering every corner of the site ensuring all attendees are fully watered.


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