It’s Hotting Up with the One Month Countdown to Splendour Festival

June 22nd, 2017 at 11:03 am

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Excitement is building for Splendour with the one month countdown now underway for the city’s biggest summer day out taking place at Wollaton Park on 22 July.

Tickets are selling faster than ever before in the festival’s history. Those who attend will enjoy sets from headliners Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and Billy Ocean plus a lot of laughs from the line up on the comedy stage.

In the Courtyard, the Acoustic Rooms stage once again presents a top line up of local talent and emerging artists: Into The Ark / Yazmin Lacey / Jimi Mack / Unknown Era / Tom Lumley / Lisa Hendricks / Young T and Bugsey / Billie / Sunflower Thieves.

Everything from stilt walkers and street dancers to beatboxers and magicians make up a fantastic fringe line up with the Nottingham School of Samba bringing some carnival noise and colour as well as a funfair and children’s area with drop in activities for younger visitors.

We are putting the final touches to festival planning including working closely with the police to put in any extra security arrangements needed, and working in association with Nottingham City Council to deliver a great day out from start to finish.

More than 200 staff are involved in delivering our award-winning family festival, working across every area from box office and bar to the technical set up and backstage hospitality.

Away from the site, food and drink vendors are busy creating their Splendour offer, with the popular Annie’s Burger Shack lined up for the VIP area coming to the festival for the first time.

The VIP package has been ramped up to be bigger and better than ever, with ticket-holders able to gain fast track access to the festival. The VIP garden has been extended to include a secret woodland area and will also feature a dedicated cocktail bar and those all-important luxury toilets plus access to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. VIP packages start from £80.

Now it’s all eyes on the long-range weather forecast!

Splendour Festival offers local talent the chance to shine with Future Sound of Nottingham

March 3rd, 2017 at 10:32 am

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Organised by NUSIC, Future Sound of Nottingham will give one Nottinghamshire act the chance to perform the opening slot on the main stage at the festival on Saturday 22nd July. Open to entrants now, the first round of FSN invites local bands and artists of all genres to send in demos for a panel of industry judges.

Entries for the first round will close on Monday 20th March and finalists will be expected to battle it out on the main stage at Rock City on ­­Sunday 7th May, where the public and an independent panel of judges will decide the champ.

Mark Del, of NUSIC, said: “The Future Sound of Nottingham presents Notts musicians with several huge opportunities. From playing Rock City’s main stage, a gig many have called ‘the best night of their life’, to getting their music in front of industry people who can help them make a living doing what they love.”

Splendour organiser, Anton Lockwood added: “For the last nine years FSN has supported Nottinghamshire’s best talent, and once again DHP Family is delighted to be working alongside NUSIC. The talented act who is crowned champion will this year rub shoulders with Yorkshire quintet Kaiser Chiefs, with additional performers to be revealed soon.”NUSIC is dedicated to all things ‘Notts, Musical and New’ and aims to support unsigned musicians from the county, across every genre of music. Future Sound of Nottingham is now back for its ninth year.

For more information on how to apply, listen to the podcast here.

 

The Human League, UB40, The Darkness and More Complete Splendour 2016 Line-Up!

March 11th, 2016 at 6:48 am

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We are thrilled to reveal an amazing line up of musical talent for this year’s Splendour Festival at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park on Saturday 23 July.

The Human League and UB40 - two legendary bands with an outstanding back catalogue stretching back more than 40 years – join the bill on the main stage headlined by one of the hottest artists of the moment Jess Glynne, the Grammy award winner with an unbelievable 5 UK Number 1 singles from her chart topping debut album.

Another British singer with a debut number 1 album, Jamie Lawson is next on the bill with Turin BrakesJeremy Loops and local Nottingham artist Ady Suleiman also announced for the main stage. Suleiman has been earmarked as one to watch, his timelessly classic yet fresh sound has garnered him a broad range of influential fans from both sides of the Atlantic. The festival will once again be championing local talent by offering the opening slot of the main stage to the winner of the hotly contested Future Sound of Nottingham battle of the bands competition.

Across the park, multi-million selling megaband The Darkness will headline the Confetti stage along with The FratellisThe RiflesStiff Little FingersLouis BerryThese Your Children and Eyre Llew.

Headlining the Acoustic Rooms stage will be British folk singer Will Varley, who has recently sold out The Bodega and supported Frank Turner at Rock City, followed by Brad DearTom McCartneyBru-CEllie KeeganJosh WheatleyRaphael Blake and Lowrie.

Over on the Funhouse Comedy stage, acts will include: John RyanPatrick MonahanIvan BrackenburyEl BaldinihoTom BinnsVince Atta.

George Akins, owner, DHP Family, said: “We’re delighted to bring bands to Splendour that have contributed so much to the musical heritage in this country. Once again, we’re confident that our mix of music legends along with some of the hottest artists of the moment will make it a winning day out for everyone, whatever their age or musical taste.”

Recognised as the city’s biggest summer day out and shortlisted in the final three for Best Festival in the national Live Music Business awards, DHP Family and Nottingham City Council are keen to replicate the success of last year which saw 20,000 festival goers sprawled across Wollaton Park. With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “We’re pleased to announce a great line-up for Splendour Festival that I think Nottingham people will love. Splendour really is the highlight of the summer and with acts like Jess Glynne, The Human League, UB40 and The Darkness, tickets are sure to sell fast. Splendour truly offers something for all tastes in music, and with the comedy stage and kids’ area it’s a really fun family day out.”

We have also partnered with the multi-award winning radio station Gem. As well as activity on the day of the festival, they’ll cover all the line-up announcements and offer the chance to win tickets over the coming months. Their breakfast presenters Sam & Amy will be at Splendour soaking up the sunshine (fingers crossed), and are both looking forward to it after last year!

Gem’s Sam said: “Splendour is the highlight of the year for Nottingham; relaxing in the sun, listening to music, you can’t beat it. Amy and I can’t wait to be there again this year, we’re very excited Gem is involved again.”

Tickets can be purchased from all the main ticketing sites or in person from locations around the city such as Nottingham Tourism Centre; Royal Concert Hall and Nottingham City Council leisure centres.

To stay in touch with festival news and line up announcements, follow us on twitter @SplendourFest; like the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/splendourfestivalUK/ and be the first to hear about Splendour 2016 updates by registering here: www.splendourfestival.com/mailing-list

Jess Glynne To Headline Splendour Festival 2016!

January 29th, 2016 at 7:00 am

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Hot on the heels of her sold out UK headline tour promoting her sensational number one double platinum album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, Grammy award-winning pop sensation and 2016 Brit Award nominee Jess Glynne has announced that she will be headlining Nottingham’s biggest party of the summer, Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park on Saturday 23rd July 2016!

Fans who attended Splendour last year were sad to hear that the flame-haired British singer-songwriter had to cancel her appearance at the event in order to undergo vocal cord surgery, which is why we are so thrilled to have Jess return this year to dazzle Nottingham crowds like never before.

The singer, at just 26, has already equalled the record for the most number one singles by a British female solo artist — five —  and has now announced a brand new single from the album, ‘Ain’t Got Far To Go’, due for release on 26th February via Atlantic. With previous number one singles ‘Hold My Hand’ and its equally successful follow up ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, along with the recent single ‘Take Me Home’ set to whip Wollaton Park into a frenzy, you can guarantee Jess Glynne will make Splendour Festival 2016 a truly unforgettable day.

There’s still a further incredible line-up of live music and laugh-out-loud comedy yet to be announced to join Jess Glynne, plus a whole host of brilliant bars, fantastic food stalls and a fun-filled kids entertainment area, so we think it’s safe to say that Splendour 2016 is certainly going to be the best yet!

Recognised as Nottingham’s biggest summer day out and shortlisted in the final three for Best Festival in the national Live Music Business awards, Nottingham City Council and Splendour are keen to replicate the success of last year which saw 20,000 turning out to see storming sets from headliners The Specials, James, Bananarama and Lawson. With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including comedy in the courtyard, a kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure at Nottingham City Council, said: “We at Nottingham City Council are proud to work in partnership with DHP to bring this great family festival to the city. A day out at Splendour Festival is good value for money, especially for those living in the city, and gives them a chance to see a diverse range of popular acts. I would like to thank Nottingham City Council’s events team who so work hard to provide the festival infrastructure and manage the event safely.”

You can book your tickets and discounted City Card tickets by clicking here.

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Future Sound Of Nottingham 2014

April 15th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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

 

First Acts for Spendour 2014

March 28th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Tom Odell and the Happy Mondays Headliners at Splendour Festival

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 and available HERE.

 

Splendour Returns for 2014

March 6th, 2014 at 8:00 am

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.

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Stage Times and Site Map Revealed!

July 16th, 2013 at 11:50 am

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Announcement coming this Friday!

April 17th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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First Acts Announced for 2013

April 11th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

This Year’s Splendour Festival Will Be Taking Place On Saturday 20th July, Featuring;

JAKE BUGG
SQUEEZE
KT TUNSTALL
MAXIMO PARK
& MANY MORE TBA

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