Future Sound Of Nottingham 2014
The Future Sound of Nottingham, organised through the community project NUSIC, will give one lucky act the chance to perform the opening slot of the main stage, when the festival returns on Saturday, 19 July. The first round of the contest, which launched yesterday (Monday, 14 April), invites local bands and artists to send in demos to be considered by an expert panel.
Mark Del, of NUSIC, says: “It’s always exciting to give an unknown musician the chance to play the main stage at Splendour. The competition is about discovering the act no-one has heard of before and every year someone brilliant comes out of nowhere. We’ve had so many success stories, when Indiana came through two years ago, no-one had ever seen her play in public and look at her now! I can’t wait to find out who it will be this year.”
Entries for the first round will close on May 5 and finalists will be expected to battle it out in a showdown on the main stage at Rock City on Sunday, June 22, where the public and an independent panel of judges will decide the winner.
NUSIC is dedicated to all things ‘Notts, Musical and New’ and aims to support unsigned musicians from the county. Last year’s competition winners The Gorgeous Chans have also gone on to headline gigs, with a sell out show at Bodega already under their belts.
For more information on FSN, visit www.nusic.org.uk/fsn
Tom Odell and the Happy Mondays Headliners at Splendour Festival 2014
Singer songwriter and no.1 artist Tom Odell and Madchester legends the Happy Mondays will headline this year’s Splendour festival held at Wollaton Park in Nottingham.
Odell’s appearance at Splendour on Saturday 19 July in front of up to 20,000 people will be his biggest headline performance to date. It continues his rapid rise from unknown a couple of years ago to national radio favourite, Brits award-winner and chart-topper with his debut album ‘Long Way Down’ and hit singles ‘Another love’, ‘Grow old with me’, ‘I know’, and ‘Hold me’.
The Happy Mondays are set to continue their revival following critical acclaim for the reunited original line up’s live shows celebrating the 25th anniversary of their classic ‘Bummed’ album. Famed for the party atmosphere of their shows, dancer Bez will take time out from campaigning to become an elected, independent MP and lead the band through a set including hits such as ‘Wrote for Luck’, ‘Step On’ and ‘Hallelujah’.
On the Confetti Stage, The Boomtown Rats (four original members including Bob Geldof) will be headlining. Sheffield indie act Reverend & The Makers will also be playing Confetti Stage.
Tickets for Splendour go on sale today (Friday 28 March) and start at just £15. Promoter DHP Family is promising a line up of more than 30 top acts playing across three stages with other artists to be announced in the next few weeks.
Tickets onsale now.
Splendour Returns For 2014!
Promoter DHP Family and Nottingham City Council have confirmed that the hugely popular ‘Splendour’ Festival will return to Wollaton Park on Saturday, 19 July 2014 after last year’s barnstorming headline set by local hero, Jake Bugg.
Headline acts and other artists for three music stages will be announced in the next few weeks with the likes of Dizee Rascal, Blondie, Scissor Sisters, and the Pet Shop Boys having pulled in up to 20,000 music lovers in previous years. Alternative entertainments will be on offer at the comedy stage, children’s fun fair, or amongst the dozens of market stalls set in the beautiful surroundings of Wollaton Park.
Jake Bugg Plays Capital FM Arena
Following on from the triumphant headline performance at Splendour Festival, Jake Bugg will be headlining Nottingham’s biggest venue Capital FM Arena on Thursday 20th February! Tickets go on sale on Friday from Alt Tickets - www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_jake_bugg.html.
Splendour Timelapse Video
Our friends at Inside Out Timelapse Productions have put together this brilliant video of the day. It’s got us feeing very nostalgic for one of the best Splendour events yet! We can’t wait for next year, for lots more great music and fun in the sun!
A huge, huge thank you to everyone who came to this year’s Splendour Festival. It was amazing to see so many brilliant live bands and local talent, as well as the absolutely amazing crowds full of people enjoying themselves! We can’t wait for #Splendourfestival 2014…
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