Headlined by two-tone revivalists The Specials, the all-dayer event Splendour, set in the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Park, is sure to be one of the biggest days of the summer.
Taking place on Saturday 18th July, the event will also see Manchester band James performing, best known for their huge hit ‘Sit Down’.
Promoter DHP Family, in partnership with Nottingham City Council and Confetti, has been working hard behind the scenes to bring the perfect mix of long-loved heritage acts, alongside contemporary pop artists to cater for all the family.
One of the best all-female pop bands of all time, Bananarama, join the bill for Splendour, headlining the Confetti Stage.
Singer of the moment Jess Glynne, best known for featuring on Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’, which made number one in the UK and can also be heard on the current M&S food advertising campaign, as well as debut single, ‘Right Here’, will be bringing her distinctive voice to the main stage.
The full main stage line up is The Specials, James, Jess Glynne, Lawson, Roots Manuva, Amber Run and To Kill A King and the day will be opened by the winner of the Future Sound of Nottingham competition.
Keeping up the tradition for bringing the best of the local scene to the attention of 20,000 crowd, will be Amber Run, the band who formed at Nottingham University, with a huge indie-rock sound laden with hooks and driving choruses that looks a surefire bet to be filling stadiums some time soon.
For something completely different, head over to the Confetti Stage where the Mansfield crew Ferocious Dog will be delivering their own take on Celtic folk by mixing up traditional instruments – fiddles, whistles, mandolins – with a bit of rock n’ roll attitude. With their unique, aggressive yet feel-good music they are a favourite in the city making history last year by becoming the only unsigned act to ever sell out the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, not only once but twice.
Councillor Dave Trimble said: “It’s great to see more much-loved groups being added to the Splendour line-up. We’re looking forward to a fantastic family summer day out in the beautiful surroundings of Wollaton Park.”
Tickets for Splendour start at £20 for 11-17-year-olds and £34 for adults with a citycard. Children 10 and under go free. Available from here.
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