Here’s the essential low down on Splendour to make sure everyone has a great day out. With thousands expected at Wollaton Park to see Kaiser Chiefs, Busted, Billy Ocean and many more, the organisers – DHP Family in association with Nottingham City Council – have issued some invaluable advice ahead of the big day.
What’s the best way to get there?
Public transport! Catch a bus leaving from Victoria Centre or Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham city centre every 15 minutes from midday. These buses, marked ‘Wollaton Park – special event’ are in addition to the normal Wollaton bound 30 service from the same stops. Shuttle buses will be taking festival goers back into the city centre from 9pm onwards every few minutes. Buy a return/all day ticket to speed up entry on the buses on the way home. For those travelling home by train, please check with your train operator for any engineering works affecting late night travel.
Live in Derby and coming to Splendour?
Is there parking provided?
Can I pay on the gate?
What’s the best way to get on site quickly?
Get here nice and early. If you need to collect your tickets from the box office, it will be open from 10.30am and the main festival site opens at 11.30am. The main pedestrian entry gate is the Wollaton Road entrance. There will be an express entry lane in operation for people coming in with no bags or up to small clutch sized bags. Access to the festival may take longer than usual due to bag searches, so please do bear with us.
What’s the security like this year?
All bags will be searched on entry, so to minimise delays please bring only essential items with you. Please bear with us, and report anything that concerns you to a festival steward. We treat the safety of everyone coming to Splendour with the utmost importance and we’re in constant communication with the authorities and will continue to regularly review our security plans to ensure a safe day out for all.
What’s the score on food and drink?
Shall I bring cash?
We suggest bringing cash as many vendors may not be able to accept card payments. Stock up on your tokens early from one of the bars or the token booth on the way in. There will be ATMs on site if needed.
A host of comedians will take to the Comedy Stage throughout the day, starting from 2pm and running through until 6.30pm. You’ll be able to see all your favourite local acts throughout the day on the Acoustic Rooms stage in the Courtyard, as well as The Voice favourites Into The Ark.
Check the forecast before you come and equip yourself accordingly! Here’s hoping we need suncream and hats, but if it looks showery, pack waterproofs and wellies to make sure the weather doesn’t dampen your spirits.