Tickets are selling at record speeds for Nottingham’s biggest summer party Splendour, set to take over Wollaton Park in just one month on Saturday 20 July.
Following the full line-up announcement, with headliners Manic Street Preachers and The Specials, as well asRag’n’Bone Man and All Saints set to perform next month, Splendour fans were quick to react. The organiser, DHP Family, has reported tickets are selling faster than ever before in the festival’s 10-year history and are predicting a sell-out.
George Akins, DHP Family owner, says: “The overall reaction to this year’s line-up announcement has been overwhelming; we’ve definitely got the right mix of exciting new artists and established favourites to make it an epic party for everyone to enjoy. With ticket sales well ahead of all previous years, we’re encouraging those who haven’t bought a ticket yet to act quickly to avoid missing out.”
Behind the scenes, DHP Family, working in association with Nottingham City Council, are busy putting the final touches to the festival to deliver a great day out for the whole family.
Across the site, there will be an array of food and drink to please all appetites. Indulge on Cheesy Does It’s gourmet toasties, prime and local Nottingham meat from Romano’s or vegan, veggie and gluten-free pizzas from Stone Baked Pizza, washed down with a tasty unique blend of coffee from Boxed Drinks Limited or a tipple from one of the beer tents. In the exclusive VIP retreat, there will be a gin garden, gourmet food and a quality choice of craft ales and cocktails. There are also a number of trade stalls selling everything from bonsai trees, novelty jewellery for children, clothing and accessories, plus festival body art, with more details to be revealed on the Splendour social channels in the coming weeks. A fantastic fringe line-up will also be revealed soon.
The award-winning music event is Nottingham’s biggest party of the summer, with a funfair, fringe entertainment stage, kids’ area and entertainers out and about in the crowd, as well the extremely popular Gem Anthems Silent Disco, back for another year.
A Splendour Ale has now been launched at Bodega and Rescue Rooms in Nottingham. Created in collaboration with Hollow Stone, the light refreshing pale ale has a slight citrus finish with notes of grapefruit and hints of the tropics and is the perfect way to look forward to the festival.
Once again, the Confetti Stage at Splendour is in partnership with Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, a leading provider of creative industry education. Working alongside Notts TV, preparations are underway to ensure technical operations on the day run smoothly, including fitting the big screens and sound control.
Craig Chettle, Chief Executive of Confetti Media Group, said: “This is Confetti’s 10th year partnering with Splendour, and our 25th anniversary year too. We’re counting down to another great festival, and looking forward to seeing our students crewing for the Confetti Stage and putting their music, tech, film and TV skills to good use. We also have an array of student talent performing across the various stages which is really exciting.”
Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council said: “We’re really looking forward to Splendour with just a month to wait now. There is always something for everybody to enjoy and it’s great to see how all the city comes together to celebrate at Wollaton. While we get lots of people coming into the city for the festival, don’t forget Nottingham residents can take advantage of a £10 discount just by adding their Nottingham City Council Tax number when booking online or taking proof of residency to the Nottingham Tourism Centre when buying tickets.”
The opening slot at Splendour also remains up for the grabs. Nusic’s 2019 ‘Future Sound of Nottingham’ finalists, soul-pop artist Mollie Ralph, electronic-pop singer Jacob Fowler, singer-songwriter Remy, pop-punkers Desensitised, indie-rockers Near Mrs, pop-indie providers Don’t Forget Rupert, plus rapper Exchecker, will all play at the epic, free final at Rock City on Sunday 7 July.
Children under 11 will once again be admitted free and discounts are also in place for Nottingham City residents. Including booking fee, a standard ticket is £56.65, coming down to £45.65 when the Nottingham City discount is applied. Tickets for Nottingham City residents aged 11-17 are £22. VIP packages are also available and start from £87.65 for a Nottingham City adult.
Tickets can be purchased from the newly launched website splendourfestival.com or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre. To claim Nottingham City resident discount, a copy of your council tax bill is required.
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Line-up to date:
Manic Street Preachers
The Slow Readers Club
Nusic Comp Winner
Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)
Andy Robinson (Compere)
My Pet Fauxes
Esther Van Leuven