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The hugely popular Assembly Festival Garden will return to Coventry in the spring after proving to be a UK City of Culture hit. The pop-up venue has been the festival hub for Coventry during its summer as UK City of Culture, playing host to some of the biggest acts in music, comedy, circus, and more. Highlights of the summer programme included the first English dates for musical hit Choir of Man, the return of international performers with the spectacular Circolombia, as well as one-off gigs for big names such as Neville Staple, Nish Kumar, Rob Beckett, and Hazel O’Connor.

The Garden was also at the centre at some of the most anticipated events of the summer – with live outdoor screenings of the UEFA Men’s European Football Championships, Ed Sheeran’s exclusive performance at the HMV Empire, and the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms.

Such has been its success, the Assembly Festival Garden will return to the city next spring with a fresh new programme for locals – as well as visitors to the UK City of Culture.

Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of Coventry City of Culture Trust, said:

“We are delighted to announce that the Assembly Festival Garden will reopen again in Coventry in the Spring. We originally intended the Garden to be in the city for this Summer only but we’ve had such great feedback and have welcomed so many visitors that we’ve decided, with our partners at Assembly Festival, to bring it back in 2022. With the ongoing support of our principal partners including Coventry City Council and Coventry University, we are very much looking forward to helping make new memories when it returns next year.”