A new two-day outdoor music festival billed as one of the biggest music events that Coventry has seen has been announced for next summer.
Soundscape is taking place in the Ricoh Arena stadium bowl on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16.
Event promoters Showtime Live has revealed that the first day will feature eight current chart-topping artists, before day two hosts another eight leading acts from the indie, rock and alternative scene. Each headline act on both days will also be performing 90-minute sets.
Dan Nelmes, director at Showtime Live, said: “We are aiming to make this the most memorable music event that has ever taken place in Coventry.
“To give people an idea of the scale of this event, we are aiming to surpass BBC’s Biggest Weekend that recently visited the city. A lot of hard work is currently going on behind the scenes finalising the line-ups to make this happen.
“It is going to be two full days of back-to-back music that will have an authentic festival feel about it with a variety of street food stalls and prosecco and gin bars all around the Ricoh Arena’s concourse.
“There will be something for all musical generations over the weekend to make it the perfect summer gathering for the whole family.
“We’d urge people to keep their eyes peeled over the coming months as the line-up of acts take shape.”
Tickets are set to go on sale in November, however people are being urged to register their interest online for pre-sale tickets, which will give them the chance to purchase 24 hours ahead of general sale, as well as being the first to receive updates on timings, pricing and act announcements.
Nick Eastwood, chief executive of the Ricoh Arena, said: “It’s been a terrific year for live events and entertainment for the Ricoh Arena and the city of Coventry, and this exciting news reinforces our venue and the wider region as a growing leader in this sector.
“Both of Showtime Live’s previous music events inside the Ericsson Indoor Arena – the StepBack 80s concert and Sean Paul concert – produced electric atmospheres, and we are confident this will be translated into the stadium bowl next summer.
“We look forward to seeing excitement build over the coming months as the line-ups are announced.”
For more information about Soundscape and to register for pre-sale tickets visit www.soundscapeweekender.co.uk