More Than 20 New Artists Announced for Splendour Festival 2019
With excitement building ahead of Splendour’s 11th edition, the festival have further bolstered their 2019 line-up with more than 20 new acts.
Taking place on Saturday 20 July, the festival is set to welcome a host of top names to Nottingham’s Wollaton Park for a day jam-packed with great live music and family fun.
Leading the latest line-up announcement are Northern Irish rock band ASH, Fine Young Cannibals’ singer Roland Gift and indie rockers The Rifles. They join a Confetti Stage bill headlined by 90’s pop icons, All Saints.
Headliners of Glastonbury in 1997, ASH have had 18 UK Top 40 singles to their name, including Goldfinger and Oh Yeah from their UK Number One debut album 1977. The band’s seventh studio collection, Islands, released in 2018, reaffirms the trio’s status as one of the most idiosyncratic and singularly thrilling guitar bands.
Festival favourites The Rifles also return to Splendour this year, celebrating 10 years since their classic album Great Escape – and if their teasers on social media are to be believed, could have a new album on its way. Fresh from the stage at Rock City in February, it will be the fourth time the indie band has appeared at the festival.
Over on the Main Stage, joining the previously announced headliners, Manic Street Preachers, The Specials and Rag’n’Bone Man, is X Factor winner Louisa and Mancunian alt-rock band The Slow Readers Club.
Other additions include Barns Courtney, Rob Green, The Coronas, BRIA, and Ava Saint. Splendour will also be offering the opening slot to the winner of Future Sound of Nottingham, organised by Nusic.
This year’s Comedy Stage line-up includes Andy Robinson, Suzy Bennett, Roger Monkhouse, Vince Atta, Sean Heydon and Nathan Caton.
George Akins, owner of DHP Family, organisers of Splendour, says: “The reaction to the Manic Street Preachers, The Specials, Rag’n’Bone Man and All Saints announcement was epic, with tickets selling faster than ever before.
“We know fans of Splendour were eager to find out the rest of the line-up and we think it won’t disappoint with something on there to please everyone in the family.
“It’s going to be a great day out; make sure you grab your tickets while you can.”
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.
Splendour Festival 2019
Date: Saturday 20 July 2019
Venue: Wollaton Park, Nottingham | NG8 1BT
Artists: Manic Street Preachers, The Specials, Rag’n’Bone Man, Louisa, All Saints, Ash, The Slow Readers Club, The Rifles + many more!
Tickets: Standard Adult: £56.65 | Nottingham Resident: £45.65 | Nottingham Resident Age 11-17: £22 | U-11: FREE | VIP Upgrades also available.
Visit splendourfestival.com for more info.