Paloma Faith stunned by 'beautiful' surprise at Godiva Festival 2024

The 'beautiful' drones display which wowed the crowds and left headline act Paloma Faith saying it was 'beautiful'
-Credit: (Image: @coventrycc on X)


A 'surprise' ending to Godiva Festival last night left headliner Paloma Faith and the audience stunned. Earlier in the day yesterday (July 6) the festival confirmed that there would not be the traditional fireworks display to end the second day of the event.

But they had a 'surprise' in store - a stunning drone display that lit up the night sky around the War Memorial Park site. As the colourful drones rose in the sky, the Only Love Can Hurt Like This singer spoke to the crowds and said 'it's beautiful'.

Her sentiments were shared by the crowds who all looked to the dark night sky to see Godiva spelt out in colourful lights. There was also another symbolic display from the drones - a sky-blue coloured depiction of Lady Godiva on her horse.

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The 'surprise' display was to mark the festival's 25th anniversary and it was a light show that no-one expected, but one that brought the end of the second day of the three-day festival to a memorable end.

The 'beautiful' drones display which wowed the crowds and left headline act Paloma Faith saying it was 'beautiful'
The 'beautiful' drones display which wowed the crowds and left headline act Paloma Faith saying it was 'beautiful' -Credit:@coventrycc on X

One posted on the Godiva Festival page on Facebook: "Brilliant day/night, drones were awesome." Another said: "Had a great time, the drones were a lovely surprise at the end" to which Godiva Festival responded: "They were stunning."

But some missed out on seeing the drones display. There were report of a 'stampede' of large group of youths, forcing The Next Stage to close..

Some festival goers said the incident left children crying and forced them to leave early.

Security were called in following a large scale incident at Godiva Festival 2024 last night (July 6)
Security were called in following a large scale incident at Godiva Festival 2024 last night (July 6) -Credit:@coventrycc on X

Today (July 7) is the last day of the three day festival and will see the likes of The Brand New Heavies take to the main stage before Beverley Knight brings the 25th anniversary festival to a close.

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