Saturday 23 July 2016
An amazing line up of musical talent has been announced today for this year’s Splendour Festival, the all-day summer music festival which takes place at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park on Saturday 23 July.
The Human League and UB40 – two legendary bands with an outstanding back catalogue stretching back more than 40 years – join the bill on the main stage headlined by one of the hottest artists of the moment Jess Glynne, the Grammy award winner with an unbelievable 5 UK Number 1 singles from her chart topping debut album.
Another British singer with a debut number 1 album, Jamie Lawson is next on the bill with Turin Brakes, Jeremy Loops and local Nottingham artist Ady Suleiman also announced for the main stage. Suleiman has been earmarked as one to watch, his timelessly classic yet fresh sound has garnered him a broad range of influential fans from both sides of the Atlantic. The festival will once again be championing local talent by offering the opening slot of the main stage to the winner of the hotly contested Future Sound of Nottingham battle of the bands competition.
Across the park, multi-million selling megaband The Darkness will headline the Confetti stage along with The Fratellis, The Rifles, Stiff Little Fingers, Louis Berry, These Your Children and Eyre Llew.
Headlining the Acoustic Rooms stage will be British folk singer Will Varley, who has recently sold out The Bodega and supported Frank Turner at Rock City, followed byBrad Dear, Tom McCartney, Bru-C, Ellie Keegan, Josh Wheatley, Raphael Blakeand Lowrie.
Over on the Funhouse Comedy stage, acts will include: John Ryan, Patrick Monahan, Ivan Brackenbury, El Baldiniho, Tom Binns, Vince Atta.
Tickets for Splendour are on sale now. Children under 11 will once again be admitted free, and City Card discounts are also in place for Nottingham residents. A standard ticket is £45, coming down to £35 when the City Card discount is applied. Young people aged 11-17 with a City Card are £20 while tickets for young people with a County Card are £35. VIP packages are also available starting from £50.
Tickets can be purchased from all the main ticketing sites or in person from locations around the city such as the Nottingham Tourism Centre.