Freak weather claims another music festival


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A musical festival expected to attract more than 100,000 revellers over the weekend has been cancelled because of the weather.

Heavy rains forced the cancellation of the Godiva Festival in Coventry's War Memorial Park - the UK's biggest free three-day event, according to its organisers.

The festival was due to start today but a brief statement on its website said: "We're really sorry but finally beaten by devastating weather. Torch Relay event is still on. More details to come."

Echo And The Bunnymen had been due to headline the main stage tonight and Cast tomorrow.

Last year more than 120,000 revellers went to the festival. This year would have been its 15th year in Coventry.