The Village Butty’s grand re-opening will take place in Coventry Canal Basin on 29th April and host two weeks of musical performances.
First up will be Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip – a band lauded by none other than rock legend Iggy Pop on his 6 Music radio show. Iggy stated that the song “Sweet leaf of the north” is the best song of the decade.
“We are absolutely delighted to be bringing Mik Artistik to Coventry, and it’s thanks to Coventry City of Culture Trust and Green Futures that we can put him on for free. We believe Mik is a national treasure! Part rock, part comedy, part artwork – and entirely brilliant – don’t take our word for it though, just come along and see for yourselves”.
Leeds based Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip have been wowing festival audiences across the country for the last few years and is one of the first band booked for every Glastonbury.
The Norfolk Broads highlight Saturday 30th April, while the weekend of 6th – 7thMay features blue grass legend Stompin’ Dave, the tap-dancing banjo maestro and futuristic folk duo Tom Moore and Archie Moss. The following Thursday hails the arrival of Ewan Bleach, voted world’s best clarinet player in 2021. He’ll be performing for 5 hours on both piano and often playing the clarinet at the same time. The next day will feature his jazz quintet – who’s album recently received four stars in The Sunday Observer.
“Our stated aim is to increase the overall jollity of the nation” Richard and Anna said “And this series of gigs in Coventry is going to be an explosive start to a journey we hope will continue for many years. We are so grateful to Coventry for asking us to pitch in, and really hope to have a long and lasting relationship with the city which we have fallen in love with”.