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!