Splendour in Nottingham

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Splendour in Nottingham
The main stage at Splendour in Nottingham (geograph 1981046).jpg
Main stage, 2010
GenreVarious
DatesJuly
Location(s)Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England, UK
Years active2008 - present
Founded byNottingham City Council & DHP Concerts
Capacity25,000
Websitesplendourfestival.com

Splendour in Nottingham (more commonly known as Splendour or Splendour Festival) is an annual one-day music festival held in Nottingham, England since 2008. Organised by Nottingham City Council and DHP Concerts,[1] the event is held within Wollaton Park, to the west of Nottingham City Centre.[2] The first event was held in 2008 as a two-day event featuring artists Kate Nash, Paolo Nutini, Ocean Color Scene and Rufus Wainwright.[3] In 2019 the capacity of the festival was 25,000.[4]

History[edit]

2019[edit]

2019's festival was held on Saturday, 20 July and headlined by indie band Manic Street Preachers and 2 Tone and ska revival band The Specials, the first time an act has headlined the festival twice (the first time was 2015).[2]

2018[edit]

2018's festival was held on Saturday, 21 July, celebrating 10 years of the festival. The festival was headlined by pop star and BRIT Award winner, Paloma Faith.[2]

2017[edit]

2017's festival was held on Saturday, 23 July. The festival was headlined by indie band and BRIT Award winners, Kaiser Chiefs.[2]

2016[edit]

2016's festival was held on Saturday, 23 July.[2] The festival was headlined by pop star Jess Glynne, who cancelled her appearance in 2015 to receive vocal surgery.[5]

2015[edit]

2015's festival was held on Saturday, 18 July. The festival was headlined by 2 Tone and ska revival band, The Specials, with a special guest appearance from rock band, James.[2]

Jess Glynne was set to play the Main Stage. However, due to her vocal cord surgery in 2015, she was forced to pull out just weeks before the festival and was replaced by Indiana.[5]

2014[edit]

2014's festival was held on Saturday, 19 July. It was from 2014 that the festival became sponsored by Nottingham's very own Confetti instead of Jägermeister.[6] The festival was headlined by singer-songwriter and BRIT Award winner, Tom Odell and rock band, Happy Mondays.[2]

2013[edit]

2013's festival was held on Saturday, 20 July. The festival was headlined by Nottingham's own, Jake Bugg.[2]

  • Main Stage: Jake Bugg, Squeeze, KT Tunstall, Dog Is Dead, Nina Nesbitt, Jack Savoretti, Indiana and NUSIC's Future Sound of Nottingham Winner 2013, The Gorgeous Chans [7]
  • Jägermeister Stage: Maxïmo Park, Peter Hook & The Light, Kagoule, Park Bench Society, Rob Green, Saint Raymond and Ferocious Dog
  • NCN Courtyard Stage: Ryan Keen, Harleighblu, Joel Baker, Gavin James, Injured Birds, Georgie Rose, Ryan Thomas and OneGirlOneBoy
  • Comedy Stage: Craig Murray, Andrew Bird, Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue, Martin Mor, Andy Robinson and Mickey D

2012[edit]

2012s festival was held on Saturday, 21 July. The festival was headlined by MC and rapper, Dizzee Rascal.[2]

2011[edit]

2011s festival was held on Sunday, 24 July. The festival was headlined by pop/rock band Scissor Sisters and rock band Blondie.[2]

2010[edit]

Main stage, 2010
Calvin Harris at the festival

2010s festival was held on Saturday, 24 July. The festival was headline by synth-pop duo, Pet Shop Boys. Music producer, Calvin Harris also appeared at the festival.[2]

2009[edit]

2009s festival was held on Saturday, 18 July. The festival was headlined by ska band Madness.[2]

2008[edit]

The first Splendour festival was held on 19 and 20 July. The festival was headlined by singer-songwriters Kate Nash and Paolo Nutini.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DHP Website".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "History of Splendour Festival".
  3. ^ "2008 Line-up".
  4. ^ "Splendour 2019". eFestivals. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Jess Glynne Finds Her Voice After Overcoming 'Traumatic, Terrifying' Throat Surgery". Billboard. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Confetti does Splendour". Confetti. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  7. ^ "THE FUTURE SOUND OF NOTTINGHAM FINAL 2013 – THE REVIEW". NUSIC. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  8. ^ "FUTURE SOUND OF NOTTINGHAM FINAL 2012 – THE REVIEW". NUSIC. Retrieved 28 December 2019.

Coordinates: 52°56′56″N 1°12′36″W / 52.949°N 1.21°W / 52.949; -1.21