With just days to go until thousands are expected at Wollaton Park to see Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, The Stranglers, Björn Again, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and many more – the organisers, DHP Family in association with Nottingham City Council, have prepared an essential guide to Splendour ahead of the special 10th birthday bash.
Can I still get tickets?
A low ticket warning has been issued, with most online ticket outlets now sold out. The only place left to buy online in advance is through the Splendour website or alt.tickets. While a small allocation of tickets will be available to buy on the gate, the organisers are urging anyone still to get tickets to act quickly to avoid disappointment at www.splendourfestival.com/
What is there for the kids?
Little Splendours, the designated kids’ area, will run from 12pm – 7pm . Young attendees will be able to take part in a whole host of activities. Children can sculpt a host of sea creatures, design their own sailors hats, join HandMade Theatre as they perform their brilliant new show ‘Too Many Cooks’, get musical with Beat Feet drumming and hang out with Area Inbetween who will be ready to unleash their inner artist.
Gem will also be back with its extremely popular Weekend Anthems silent disco and is a great activity for the whole family.
How can I get there?
Public transport is the best option, with Nottingham City Transport (NCT) running extra buses between the City Centre and Wollaton Park.
Catch the Pink Line 30 from Victoria Centre (Milton Street) straight to Wollaton Park main gates, which will mostly be operated by double decker buses. Grouprider tickets, priced at £5, are now available on the NCTX Buses app and are the cheapest way for 2 adults or a family (minimum 1 adult, maximum 2 adults) to get to Splendour.
Derby residents can get to Splendour via Trent Barton, Kinchbus or Red Arrow.
For anyone arriving by train, walking distance to the NCT bus stop is a 15-minute walk.
What’s the best way to get on-site quickly?
The main pedestrian entry gate is the Wollaton Road entrance. Attendees can also enter via Lime Tree Avenue (off Middleton Boulevard) if they already have their tickets.
Is there parking provided?
Parking is provided on the site at £6. The entrance is via Limetree Avenue off Middleton Boulevard (ring road). The car park will close at midnight.
What time should I arrive?
Get there nice and early! With thorough bag checks on entry and extra security to ensure the safety of all attendees to Splendour, it is advised to arrive with plenty of time to spare. The on-site box office will open at 10:30am and entrance to the festival site is 11:30am.
What time does it finish?
The event is expected to finish at 10:30pm.
How can I get home?
NCT is running special buses from inside Wollaton Park direct to the City Centre. These buses will be running from approximately 9:30pm until the park is closed after the last act. For those travelling home by train, it is advised to check with the train operator.
What’s the deal with food and drink?
Attendees can bring a picnic but alcohol, glass bottles and cans are not allowed. Chairs and blankets are allowed, but not permitted between the stage and mixing desk. There’s also loads of choice of food and drink to buy on-site too.
Drinks tokens can be bought in advance from alt.tickets’ website, which can be redeemed on the day at any of the cabins or bars. One voucher is £40 and offers 10 tokens – a saving of 50p per drink.
Gourmet food and a quality choice of drinks, including Miloko, the only cocktail milk float around, is available in the VIP area; the perfect setting to sit back and enjoy the big day out.
Do I need my suncream?
The forecast is set for sunshine in the low 20s; the perfect weather for a festival. Attendees are advised to check the forecast before leaving for Splendour and equip themselves accordingly.
Is Splendour supporting charity ?
Yes, Splendour is raising money for Framework – a Nottingham-based charity which helps homeless and vulnerable people. As well as guestlist donations, there will be Framework volunteers with collection buckets on-site and people can text BTSN81 £3 to 70070.
For everything Splendour, visit the website: www.splendourfestival.com.