Splendour Festival announces partnership with The Dinosaurs of China exhibition for VIP ticket holders.

February 20th, 2017 at 5:24 pm


Splendour Festival is proud to announce that VIP ticket holders for this year’s event will now also gain access to the very special Dinosaurs of China exhibition on the day of the festival!

The Dinosaurs of China exhibition shines a new, never before seen light on the extinct species, showing not only bones, but soft parts including skin and feathers. This breakthrough in research proved that dinosaurs as species were much more diverse than originally thought. Some feathered dinosaurs, which eventually learnt how to fly, evolved in to birds similar to ones we know today.

Completely new to science, all of the fossils exhibiting have been discovered in the last 20 years, with some being discovered as early as 2016.The exhibition will feature huge three dimensional mounted skeletons of the dinosaurs, as well as original fossils and detailed replicas. The groundbreaking, world exclusive exhibition has never before been shown to Europe, and now you can view it as part of your VIP ticket wristband!
What are VIP tickets?

VIP tickets are the premium way to enjoy the Splendour festival experience. VIP ticket holders will enjoy a whole host of benefits including:
• Access to our fully accessible VIP garden
• Big screen with picnic and seating area
• Exclusive entertainment
• Gourmet Food to impress even the most ardent foodies
• Well-stocked cash bar with a quality choice of drinks
• Luxury toilets
• Access to the Dinosaurs Of China exhibition

Kaiser Chiefs Revealed as Splendour 2017 Headliners

January 27th, 2017 at 7:15 am

Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as headliners for this year’s award-winning Splendour Festival, Saturday 22 July 2017!

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The Yorkshire quintet are the first of over 40 acts announced to perform at the city’s biggest summer day out at Wollaton Park, and winner of ‘Best Festival’ at the 2016 Live UK Business Awards. With an amazing back catalogue of six albums, including the Brit Award winning ‘Employment’, expect a set of huge sing-along anthems including I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and UK number one single Ruby.


Kaiser Chiefs said: “We’re really looking forward to performing at Splendour. We know the crowd and the setting will make for an unforgettable atmosphere.”


Kaiser Chiefs are made up of lead vocalist, and two-times winning coach on the fourth and fifth series of The Voice, Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick Baines and as of 2013, drummer Vijay Mistry, replacing founding drummer Nick Hodgson.


The success of their debut album ‘Employment’, released in 2005 with hits including Everyday I Love You Less and Less and I Predict a Riot, sold over three million copies and won the band three Brit Awards including the award for Best British Group, Best British Rock Act and Best British Live Act. It also won an NME Award for Best Album and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.


Since then, Kaiser Chiefs have gone on to release five more original studio albums; Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007), Off with Their Heads (2008), The Future Is Medieval (2011), Education, Education, Education & War (2014) and their latest album Stay Together (2016), which charted in the UK top five.


Organisers DHP Family and Nottingham City Council are keen to replicate the success of last year’s biggest ever Splendour – overall winner of ‘Best Festival’ (15,000-39,000) at the 2016 Live Music Business Awards, and recognised as Nottingham’s favourite family festival – which saw a sold-out 21,000 strong crowd see headliners Jess Glynne, The Human League and UB40. Also confirmed are festival partners Nottingham Trent University and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies who will be providing invaluable technical, recording and programming support alongside Notts TV as official media partner. With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages, including the Confetti stage powered by Nottingham Trent University, 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, said: “Last year’s amazing Splendour festival was a sell-out and we expect Kaiser Chiefs to attract just as many people, so I would encourage residents to get their tickets early.  Nottingham City Council will be working hard to make sure that this year’s event is not only a fantastic concert but also a great day out for the whole family, with fairground rides, circus skills workshops, crazy inflatables, giant bubbles and Big Bear’s Big Balloon Disco.”


Children under 11 will once again be admitted free and discounts are also in place for Nottingham residents. A standard ticket is £46, coming down to £36 when the discount is applied. Tickets for young people aged 11-17 living in Nottingham are £20. VIP packages are also available starting from £80.


Tickets can be purchased online here or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre.


Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear about Splendour 2017 tickets and artist announcements:www.splendourfestival.com/mailing-list. To stay in touch with festival news like@splendourfestivalUK on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram@SplendourFest, using the hashtag #SplendourFest

Splendour 2017 Tickets on Sale Now

July 26th, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Nottingham’s favourite family festival returns to the beautiful setting of Wollaton Park on Saturday 22nd July 2017, and tickets are on sale now.


2016 was an amazing year for Splendour, and plans are already underway to make the next festival even bigger and better!

With our previous line-ups featuring incredible acts such as Jess Gylnne, The Specials, James, The Human League, Jake Bugg, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Calvin Harris, The Darkness and more, we can promise we are preparing another stunning line-up for a day of fun and frolics at Wollaton Hall on the 22nd of July 2017.


Tickets for 2016′s event sold out in record time, and we are sure our next Splendour will stay in high demand. Make sure to get your ticket to Nottingham’s biggest summer day out early.

Book your tickets for Splendour 2017 here: www.splendourfestival.com/tickets

Be the first to hear about Splendour 2017 artist announcements by registering here: www.splendourfestival.com/mailing-list


Tickets for Splendour 2016 SOLD OUT

July 20th, 2016 at 11:34 am

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It’s official! Splendour has now completely sold out. Record numbers are expected to descend on Wollaton Park for this year’s festival on Saturday 23 July – the fastest selling in its nine year history.


Since announcing the full lineup earlier this year –  including legendary bands The Human League and UB40 and Grammy Award winner Jess Glynne as headliners – ticket sales have surpassed all previous years with hundreds being snapped up each day over the last few weeks.


The sell out comes after organisers DHP Family and Nottingham City Council took the decision to put an extra 3,000 tickets on sale to meet the exceptional demand and ensure as many people as possible could come and join in the fun at Wollaton Park.


DHP Family is also announcing tickets for next year’s festival will be released on Saturday 23 July at 8pm. With the date confirmed for next year as Saturday 22 July 2017, it is expected many will take advantage of the opportunity to make sure they don’t miss out on the city’s biggest summer day out. Children under 10 will once again be admitted free, and City Card discounts are also in place for Nottingham residents.


George Akins, owner, DHP Family, said: “Splendour is firmly established as the main event of the summer and is going from strength to strength. Tickets have now completely sold out and we’d like to stress that there will not be any available to buy on the day this year. With tickets for next year’s special 10th birthday going on sale on Saturday, we’re sure many will take advantage to get in early to avoid missing out.”


Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “Splendour is the jewel in the crown of our events programme and it is great to hear that this year’s festival has sold out thanks to the great artists lined up by our partners at DHP family. We at Nottingham City Council are proud to provide the infrastructure, security and staging for Splendour at our beautiful Wollaton Park site. Saturday looks set to be a really fun family day out.”


To get the latest festival updates and FAQ go to www.splendourfestival.com or like www.facebook.com/splendourfestivalUK or follow @splendourfest. The festival is also on snapchat ‘Splendourfest’ and instagram @splendourfest , so don’t forget to post and share throughout the day.

Set Times and Map revealed for Splendour 2016

July 14th, 2016 at 12:55 pm


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Download Set Times and Map here

21:15 – 22:30 JESS GLYNNE
19:30 – 20:30 THE HUMAN LEAGUE
17:45 – 18:45 UB40
16:30 – 17:15 JAMIE LAWSON
15:30 – 16:00 TURIN BRAKES
14:30 – 15:00 JEREMY LOOPS
13:30 – 14:00 ADY SULEIMAN
12:30 – 13:00 SUPER FURNITURE

20:15 – 21:15 THE DARKNESS
18:30 – 19:30 THE FRATELLIS
17:00 – 17:45 THE RIFLES
15:00 – 15:30 LOUIS BERRY
13:00 – 13:30 EYRE LLEW

20:30 – 21:00 BRAD DEAR
19:30 – 20:00 WILL VARLEY
18:30 – 19:00 TOM MCCARTNEY
17:30 – 18:00 BRU C
16:30 – 17:00 ELLIE KEEGAN
15:30 – 16:00 JOSH WEATLEY
14:30 – 15:00 RAPHAEL BLAKE
13:30 – 14:00 LOWRIE
12:30 – 13:00 JOHNNY OLLEY

18:00 – 18:30 VINCE ATTA
17:00 – 17:30 TOM BINNS
16:00 – 16:30 EL BALDINIHO
15:00 – 15:30 IVAN BRACKENBURY
14:00 – 14:30 PATRICK MONAHAN

15:00 – 15:30 DANIEL DORE (MAGICIAN)
12:00 – 12:30 DANIEL DORE (MAGICIAN)

Running times are subject to change.

Easter Egg Hunt Competition

March 22nd, 2016 at 5:43 pm

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On Monday 28th March at 9am we are giving one lucky Easter egg hunter the chance to win a pair of tickets for Splendour Festival 2016 to see the incredible Jess Glynne, the legendary Human League and UB40, plus Jamie Lawson, Turin Brakes, The Darkness, The Fratellis, The Rifles, Stiff Little Fingers and many more on Saturday 23rd July at Wollaton Park!

Full competition details can be found on our Facebook Page here, and we’ll be giving out a handy clue as to the whereabouts of our golden egg to customers who are signed up to the Splendour mailing list. Make sure you have joined the mailing list before 3pm on Thursday here to get the scoop before anyone else!

Splendour 2016 Tickets on Sale Now

December 8th, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Nottingham’s favourite family festival returns to the beautiful setting of Wollaton Park on Saturday 23rd July 2016, and tickets are on sale now.

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2016 is set to be a remarkable year for Splendour, and while we can’t reveal artist or attraction news just yet, with our previous line-ups featuring incredible acts such as The Specials, James, Happy Mondays, Bananarama, Lawson, Jake Bugg, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Paolo Nutini and more, we can promise you’ll be in for another star-studded summer’s day at Wollaton Hall on the 23rd of July.

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Recognised as the city’s biggest summer day out, Splendour is always in high demand, with 2015′s event selling out yet again. So what are you waiting for? Bag yourself  a ticket to sun, Splendour and the sounds of sensational superstars!

Book your tickets for Splendour 2016 here: www.splendourfestival.com/tickets

Be the first to hear about Splendour 2016 artist announcements by registering here: www.splendourfestival.com/mailing-list

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Register for Splendour 2016

October 6th, 2015 at 11:04 am

Summer may be starting to feel like a distant memory for some, but for us at Splendour HQ we’re already making big plans for Splendour Festival 2016 at Wollaton Park!

Acts and attractions for next year are well and truly under wraps right now, but you can be the first to hear about Splendour 2016 tickets and artist announcements by registering here: www.splendourfestival.com/mailing-list

2016 is set to be a remarkable year for Splendour, and with previous years featuring incredible acts such as The Specials, James, Happy Mondays, Bananarama, Lawson,  Jake Bugg, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Pogues, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Paolo Nutini, Roots Manuva, Tom Odell, Scouting For Girls, Saint Raymond, The Boomtown Rats, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, Squeeze, KT Tunstall, Maximo Park, Peter Hook & The Light, , Katy B, Levellers, Scissor Sisters, Blondie, Feeder and many more, you won’t want to miss any of our 2016 updates.

Register for Splendour 2016.

Set Times for Splendour 2015

July 10th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

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Download Set Times: http://tinyurl.com/splendoursettimes


21:00 – 22:30      THE SPECIALS

19:15 – 20:15      JAMES

17:45 – 18:45      LAWSON

16:30 – 17:15      INDIANA

15:30 – 16:00      ROOTS MANUVA

14:30 – 15:00      AMBER RUN

13:30 – 14:00      TO KILL A KING

12:30 – 13:00      SUSPECT ALIBI



19:45 – 21:00      BANANARAMA

18:15 – 19:15      THE TWANG

17:15 – 17:45      FEROCIOUS DOG

16:00 – 16:30      IRIS GOLD

15:00 – 15:30      KETO

14:00 – 14:30      THE SWIINES

13:00 – 13:30      GEORGIE



20:30 – 21:00      HHYMN

19:30 – 20:00      JOY MUMFORD

18:30 – 19:00      EYRE LLEW

17:30 – 18:00      PIERCE BROTHERS

16:30 – 17:00      JAMIE LAWSON

15:30 – 16:00      MARTIN LUKE BROWN

14:30 – 15:00      DAUDI MATSIKO

13:30 – 14:00      MOLLY AND JACK

12:45 – 13:15      RJMARKS

12:00 – 12:30      CEDRIC PETERS



18:00 – 18:30      JOLLYBOAT

17:00 – 17:30      JOHN ROBERTSON

16:00 – 16:30      ELLIE TAYLOR

15:00 – 15:30      CHRISTIAN REILLY

14:00 – 14:30      IAN D. MONTFORT



17:15 – 17:45      DANIEL DORE… MAGICIAN


15:00 – 15:30      SWING NOUVEAU


13:00 – 13:30      SWING NOUVEAU



Running times are subject to change.


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Indiana Joins the Bill at Splendour

July 8th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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Splendour Festival is less than 2 weeks away and we have some news to share with you all. Sadly Jess Glynne has confirmed that due to throat surgery she will be unable to perform at the 2015 Splendour Festival. We wish her all the best for a speedy recovery and she will be much missed at Splendour, however we are delighted to announce that Nottingham’s very own star Indiana will be stepping into the breach to entertain what is certain to be a huge crowd.

Already booked to play several major festivals this summer and on the back of her recent Glastonbury set, Indiana is sure to be warmly received by her hometown crowd at Splendour.

The 20,000 strong audience can expect to hear hits such as Solo Dancing, one of the singles from her top 20 critically acclaimed album, No Romeo. It’s full circle for the Long Eaton singer who first came to the public’s attention after she took part in Splendour’s Future Sound of Nottingham in 2012.

Splendour Festival organisers said: “Sadly Jess Glynne has confirmed that due to throat surgery she will be unable to perform at the 2015 Splendour Festival. We wish her all the best for a speedy recovery and she will be much missed at Splendour, however we are delighted to announce that Nottingham’s very own star Indiana will be stepping into the breach to entertain what is certain to be a huge crowd. We can’t wait to see her on the main stage where she truly belongs.”

Indiana is a fitting addition to this year’s Splendour line up – which has a notable history for showcasing the hottest local talent – following her major steps forward to national prominence with a huge show at Rock City earlier this year.
Full set times will be released next week with Indiana taking to the main stage before pop band Lawson, indie rockers James and two-tone legends The Specials who will bring the Festival to a close, while over on the Confetti Stage queens of pop Bananarama will be headlining.

Indiana said: “I played the Splendour main stage two years ago whilst I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter as my son watched from the crowd. My live shows have become bigger and better since then and I’m so excited to share that with Nottingham again on its biggest stage possible! Nothing better than a hometown crowd…and both of my children can watch this time!”

The Specials
Roots Manuva
Amber Run
To Kill A King
Suspect Alibi

The Twang
Ferocious Dog
Iris Gold
The Swiines

Andy Robinson (Compere)
Ian D. Montfort
Christian Reilly
Ellie Taylor
John Robertson

Joy Mumford
Eyre Llew
Jamie Lawson
Molly and Jack
Daudi Matsiko
Cedric Peters
Pierce Brothers
Martin Luke Brown

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