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Splendour 2011 Review

Review: Nottingham’s Splendour festival 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011 – Nottingham Post

Nottingham’s annual Splendour Festival was so packed with top musical acts this year that we needed three of our reviewers there to do it justice. Here are their reports…

Nottingham’s flagship festival is awash with sunshine. Thousands of people are taking in the delight of this summer jamboree of music, comedy and family entertainment. Read more here…

Splendour 2011: The DiS review

by Dom Gourlay July 27th, 2011

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…–the-dis-review?ticker

Splendour 2011 Nottingham – review & pictures

by Lara Cullen. Published Mon 25 Jul 2011

Scissor Sisters certainly achieved their aim to put the “Naughty” into “Naughty-ngham” last night as they played a phenomenal set to close the third and without a doubt, the best Splendour festival that Nottingham has seen yet. Read more here…—review-and-pictures.html


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…




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