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Until Sat 7 Aug 2021
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The Sound of Cov: Live

Sat 7 Aug 2021
Duration: 11am - 5.30pm

Our advance ticket allocation for this event has sold out, but there is still room for walk-ups on the day. Arrive at the start to secure the best spots!

Guideline Audience Age Range: All ages.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

A summer's day of live music, food, drinks and sunshine, brought to you by seven of Coventry’s community, student and hospital radio stations.

On Sat 7 Aug, the Assembly Festival Garden will be buzzing with summer festival vibes. Head down with your friends and family to enjoy live performances from some of Coventry’s best-loved local artists, and discover some new favourites.

The exciting line-up of local musical talent has been entirely curated by Coventry’s radio stations, shining a light on the role radio plays towards championing and providing platforms for up-and-coming acts.

Block Radio, Coventry Hospital Radio, Hillz FM, Radio Abbey, Radio Panj, Radio Plus and Vanny FM have selected some of their favourite acts that represent the wide range of genres that they believe are ‘The Sound of Cov’ in 2021. Supported by Creative Lives and in partnership with BBC CWR.

Come along to catch up with friends while you take in the live music - grab a picnic table and enjoy a range of street food and drinks on sale throughout the day.

See below for the full line up.

Advanced tickets are now sold out, however on the day walk ups are still encouraged.

Full Line Up

The Beat Peddlers:
The Beat Peddlers are a brother and sister duo born and bred in Coventry. Blending Reggae and Hip Hop, Bella Deanie has featured at Godiva Festival and hopes to use music to express and communicate ideas and energy.

Selling out three hometown shows, supporting slots for Scouting For Girls and performing at Godvia are just some of the achievements of this home grown band. Their new offering ‘Through All The Fighting’ has been produced with Blossoms Producer, Rich Turvey.

Courthouse is an Urban Indie outfit from Rugby with a diverse set that promises to have something for everyone. Their new EP ‘Kill Them With Kindness’ is coming out later this year.

Danniella Dee:
Hailing from Coventry, Danniella Dee is a Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Producer that mixes her smooth airy vocals with R&B, Afrobeat, Neo-Soul and Reggae influences.

The current BBC Introducing Artist of the Month, Feisty is an innovative Rapper, Singer and Lyricist from Coventry and continues to pave the way for other local female artists.

Duke Keats:
Duke Keats has a unique blend of influences including Prince, Kate Bush, Jimi Hendrix and The Strokes.
Duke has supported the likes of Her’s and Marker Starling and most recently created the score for the fashion brand, Charles Jeffrey’s LOVERBOY Autumn/Winter 2021 collection film 'GLOOM.’

Simon Kemp’s Band to the Bone:
Bad to the Bone, play audience friendly Soul, Blues and good time-good vibe spreading music. Expect to be singing and smiling.

At 23 years old, Nyotaa is a Soul Pop artist based in London and has featured at numerous female empowerment events such as The Boudica Festival and GRL GNG.

Despite all but one member of Parade having studied at Caludon Castle School, they have only been performing together since Spring 2018. Their performances are known for their use of pink neon lights and at the end of July, they will be back in the studio creating their Autumn release.

The Session:
After playing over 450 gigs all over the UK and finishing their sixth original album The Session is currently in their 20th year as a Coventry band.

Silinder Pardesi:
After forming in the early 80s, Silinder Pardesi is one of the best live Asian bands in the industry and is extremely popular with Asian weddings, mela’s, festivals and stage shows.

Currently developing his new album ‘Cinema Ticket,’ Skatta, has collaborated with both American and British performers to create a sound that has been described as “captivating” by BBC 1Xtra presenter, Sian Anderson.

With 2M views on TikTok with his song and dance, Whizzy Bop, Whizzy has gone from strength to strength and has had his music featured on BBC Radio 1 and in the Official Charts.

Abz Winter:
At only 18, Abz Winter is an exciting young talent with a unique sound that has already played at Godiva Festival, Arena Birmingham and Resorts World and has been BBC CWR’s Introducing Artist of the Month.

Access information

  • Venue recognises Access card
  • BSL interpreted

Assembly Festival Garden is located in Coventry City Centre near the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and 200m metres from Coventry Cathedral. There are two main entrances to Assembly Festival Garden, one to the west and one to the east. The western entrance is located on Little Park Street, CV1 2LU and at what3words ///like.stage.finely. This is also where you can find the ticket office. The eastern entrance is located on Much Park Street, CV1 2LU and at what3words ///gone.unique.drag

Both these entrances are step-free and each performance space has step-free access with the exception of the Treehouse.

We welcome all assistance dogs into Assembly Festival Garden including guide dogs and hearing dogs and our front of house team will be on hand to offer any assistance you might need.

This event is BSL interpreted.

Content Guidance: Loud noise.