Vote for Coventry's Number 1 Song!

Posted on 3 July 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has launched a campaign to name Coventry’s number one song in the countdown to Godiva Rocks, a new musical featuring all Coventry songs premiering on the Main Stage in October.

The city is best-known as the birthplace of 2 Tone, with artists such as The Specials and The Selecter originating from Coventry. But it has also been home to Hazel O’Connor, The Enemy, Frank Ifield and many other famous artists who helped put Coventry on the musical map.

Godiva Rocks will highlight Coventry’s rich and vibrant musical history with a soundtrack of over 20 classic songs performed by a live band, and tells the story of boy meets girl on a fateful night at the Orchid Ballroom in 1964.

Writer Alan Pollock said, “At one level a warm, funny, human story that keeps them guessing right to the end. But at another an enormous pride: we, Coventry have produced this music. It came from somewhere inside us – from the people, the atmosphere and the soil of the place – and we sent it out into the world. Now it’s coming home and I hope people can celebrate that.”

We want YOU to vote for your favourite Coventry song, from a list of the 34 top ten hits by Coventry & Warwickshire artists. Vote online below or in person at the Coventry Music Museum in Ball Hill.

Voting closes on Thurs 31st August and the winning song will be announced on Fri 1st Sept.

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