Despite reports of numerous big-name festivals struggling to shift tickets this summer, there have also been a few to reverse the trend – no mean feat in the current economic climate. One of those is Nottingham’s Splendour, where all 20,000 tickets for the one day event sold out in advance.
Although in its fourth year, Splendour has constantly found itself living in the shadows of the city’s other main music event Dot To Dot. While the latter can boast an almost guaranteed sell out thanks to a line-up of current and ascendant artists, Splendour has often been seen as something of a poor relation, mainly focusing on acts well past their sell-by dates, hence the slow ticket sales of yore.Read more here…http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4143197-splendour-2011–the-dis-review?ticker
July 21, 2011 – Nottingham LIVE editor Darren Patterson takes a look at Splendour Festival.
Since its launch (originally as a two day event) in 2008 SPLENDOUR has grown to become one of the top live music festivals in the city and is undoubtedly Nottingham’s biggest music event of the year with thousands descending upon the majestic grounds of Wollaton Park to catch a mix of big name stars and top local talent. Read more here… www.nottinghamlive.co.uk/live/2011/07/1914/