Nottingham’s Splendour Festival Reveals 10th Anniversary Line-up

Nottingham’s Splendour Festival looks set to celebrate its 10th anniversary in style this summer, having just confirmed a top collection of top live acts for this year’s special event.

Taking place on Saturday 21 July, the festival had previously announced that Paloma Faith would be bringing her stunning live show to Wollaton Park for a headlining slot.

And now the festival’s organisers have confirmed that legendary rock band The Charlatans will also be gracing the Main Stage, ten years on from their debut at the festival.

Almost three decades since bagging their first number one album Some Friendly (1990), the indie rockers are still achieving fresh career highs with new music.

Bringing a mixture of new tunes from their Different Days album along with hits such as The Only One I Know and One To Another, the band will certainly get this year’s 25,000 ticket holders moving.

Elsewhere, The Stranglers will be rocking the Confetti Stage. With a vast back-catalogue of material spanning more than four decades, the influential quartet have an incredible 17 top 40 albums to their name and are probably best known for hit singles Golden Brown and Peaches.

Performing at Rock City earlier this month, the punk-era legends went down a storm with the crowd.

Synth-pop/new wave legend Marc Almond, previously one half of the electro duo Soft Cell, will also be joining the celebrations.

The band’s cover of Gloria Jones’ Northern Soul classic Tainted Love was number one worldwide; listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the record that spent the longest time in the Billboard Top 100 chart in the US; won best single at the first Brit Awards in 1981; and is one of the UK’s best selling singles of all time.

Expect Soft Cell classics alongside new solo material from Almond‘s latest album Shadows And Reflections.

Laugh out loud performances on the Comedy Stage will come from Brian & Krysstal; Andrew Bird; The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue; Patrick Monahan; Alan Hudson; and Dave Twentyman (compere).

Along with a jam-packed music and comedy schedule, the award-winning family festival will also feature a kids’ area, street entertainers, and Gem 106’s extremely popular Weekend Anthems silent disco, which returns for the third year running.

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Children under 11 will once again be admitted free and discounts are also in place for Nottingham city residents. A standard ticket is £49, coming down to £39 when the discount is applied. Tickets for Nottingham Residents aged 11-17 are £20. VIP packages are also available. *Booking fees apply



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