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Further additions added to the Splendour 10th Anniversary Festival

Today we announce more new additions to Splendour’s 10th Anniversary Festival, as even more local talent and rising stars join the bill!

photo credit: Jamie Sims. 

Mollie Ralph & Chloe Rodgers have both quickly made a name for themselves in Nottingham, after performing many locals shows as well as regularly busking together in town. Creating beautifully crafted songs as well as mesmerizing cover versions, they will be sure to go down a treat on the day.

Ferris & Sylvester will also play their Splendour debut. A London-based  duo  made  of  Issy  Ferris  and  Archie  Sylvester, their clever combination of Archie’s  blues  influence  and  Issy’s  soft  folk  tone  has  created  a  distinctive  genre  of their  own and led to them being described by Rolling Stone as, “dreamy, deceptively lovely folk-pop”.

After being crowned as Trent Rocks Champions earlier this year, Clonk! will be opening the Confetti stage this year. The punk rock band will be sure to kick start the day’s action with an energetic performance.

Having been played on Radio 1 as well as chosen as BBC Introducing track of the week, Splendour continues to develop local artists breaking through as Don’t Forget Rupert also join the Confetti stage line-up as a new addition. With catchy hooks and infectious melodies, the band are sure to catch the attention of festival-goers on the day.

As well a range of new additions to the Acoustic Rooms and Confetti stage, we’re excited to reveal this year’s fantastic fringe line-up. An eclectic line-up of entertainment, including stilt-walkers, live poetry, tarot card readings and much more can be enjoyed by our festival goers.

Nottingham School of Samba will bring some carnival noise and colour, as well as a special ’10 years of Splendour’ panel, with a host of Splendour staff and artists sharing memories and behind the scenes anecdotes. Nottingham’s favourite Grandma will also be returning to this year’s event as Basford’s forgotten soul singer Mrs Green performs around the festival on the day.

The final addition to the festival will be announced on 1st July as the Future Sound of Nottingham will take place again at Rock City with our friends Nusic, as pop-soul vocalist Emily Makis; electronic-pop outfit Wolf Club;  indie-rockers Pretty Babs; glam-rockers The Dandylions; guitar-pop artist Ben Haynes and singer-songwriter Louis Croft all battle for the opening slot on our main stage. To be the first to find out the future sound of Nottingham and listen to a whole load of other great local talent, make sure to head down to Rock City on 1st July.




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