Splendour in Nottingham

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Splendour in Nottingham
Genre Various
Dates July
Location(s) Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England, UK
Years active 2008 - present
Founded by Nottingham City Council & DHP Concerts

Splendour in Nottingham (more commonly known as Splendour or Splendour Festival) is an annual music festival held in Nottingham, England during July. Organised by Nottingham City Council and DHP Concerts, the event is held within Wollaton Park, to the west of Nottingham City Centre. A wide range of musical acts and genres are on offer at the festival, from local unsigned bands, to world music, and big names from the past and present.


2016's festival will be held on Saturday, 23 July.

Main Stage: Jess Glynne, The Human League, Jamie Lawson, UB40, Turin Brakes, Jeremy Loops, Ady Suleiman and Super Furniture.

Confetti Stage: The Darkness, The Fratellis, The Rifles, Stiff Little Fingers, Louis Berry (replaced by Babe Punch), These Your Children and Eyre Llew.

Acoustic Rooms Stage: Will Varley, Brad Dear, Tom McCartney, Bru-C, Ellie Keegan, Josh Wheatley, Raphael Blake and Lowrie.

Comedy Stage: John Ryan, Patrick Monahan, Ivan Brackenbury, El Baldiniho, Tom Binns and Vince Atta.

All information from this page is referenced from Splendour Festival's official website: www.splendourfestival.com/



The first Splendour festival was held on 19 and 20 July.

Artists performing on Saturday, the 19th: Kate Nash, The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene, Tom Baxter, Lightspeed Champion, The Recovery

Artists performing on Sunday, the 20th: Paolo Nutini, Rufus Wainwright, The Lemonheads, Duke Special, Sam Beeton, Liam Gerner, House of Brothers


2009s festival was held on Saturday, 19 July.

Artists performing: Madness, The Pogues, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Imelda May, The Rifles, Kid British, Dog Is Dead


2010s festival was held on Saturday, 24 July.

Main Stage: Pet Shop Boys, Calvin Harris, Noisettes, Athlete, OK Go, The Leisure Society, Ronika

Rightfield Stage: Shed Seven, Terrorvision, Fyfe Dangerfield, Celine and Nite Wreckage, Dog is Dead, Frontiers, Fists, The Wax Dramatic.

Small World Stage: Talvin Singh, Rango, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, T and Latouche, Asere, Bayou Seco, Hhymn, I Only Date Models.

LeftLion Courtyard Stage: James Walsh, Marcus Foster, Pete Lawrie, Nadine Shah, Nina Smith, Liam Bailey, Jay Thomas


2011s festival was held on Sunday, 24 July.

Main Stage: Scissor Sisters, Blondie, Eliza Doolittle, Cast, Justin Currie, Sam Duckworth

Secondary Stage: Feeder, The Bluetones, Dog Is Dead, The Virginmarys, Romance, Swimming, Royal Gala, Harleighblu

LeftLion Courtyard Stage: Scott Matthews, The Petebox, Cecille Grey, Luke Bingham, Allie Moss, Gallery 47, Jake Bugg

Comedy Stage: Nick Page (compère), Andy White, Wes Zaharuk, Roger Monkhouse, Patrick Monahan, Dan Evens


2012s festival was held on Saturday, 21 July.

Main Stage: Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, Katy B, Hard-Fi, Bjorn Again, Jake Bugg, The Afterdark Movement

Jaegermeister Stage: Levellers, Ronika, The Lightning Seeds, To Kill a King, Vadoinmessico, Kappa Gamma, The Barnum Meserve, Sinners Highway

Leftlion Courtyard Stage: Josh Keogh, Opie Dieno, Indiana, Saint Raymond, Rob Green, Nina Smith, Ryan Keen, Miss 600, Natalie Duncan

Comedy Stage: Vince Atta, The Raymond & Mr Timkins Revue, Anil Desai, Nick Beaton, Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, Dave Twentyman (compère)


2013's festival was held on Saturday, 20 July.

Main Stage: Jake Bugg, KT Tunstall, Squeeze, Dog Is Dead, Nina Nesbitt, Jack Savoretti, Indiana and The Gorgeous Chans

Jagermeister Stage: Maximo 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


2014's festival was held on Saturday, 19 July. It was from 2014 that the festival became sponsored by Nottingham's very own Confetti College instead of Jagermeister.

Main Stage: Tom Odell, Happy Mondays, Scouting For Girls, Foxes, Saint Raymond, The Beat (British band), Ron Pope and NUSIC's Future Sound of Nottingham Winner 2014, Joy Mumford

Confetti Stage: The Boomtown Rats, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles (band), A Plastic Rose, Amber Run, Uncle Frank and Keto

Acoustic Rooms Stage: Noah, Billy Lockett, Bud, Bitter Stings, Gallery 47, Fields, Ryan Thomas, Frankie Rudolf and George Holroyd

Comedy Stage: Brendan Riley (Compère), Nick Page, Gerry K, Steve Royle, Patrick Monahan and Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue


2015's festival was held on Saturday, 18 July.

Main Stage: The Specials, James, Lawson, Indiana, Roots Manuva, Amber Run, To Kill a King and Suspect Alibi (with special guest Josh Wheatley)

Confetti Stage: Bananarama, The Twang, Ferocious Dog, Iris Gold, Keto, The Swiines and Georgie

Acoustic Rooms Stage: Hhymm, Joy Mumford, Eyre Llew, Pierce Brothers, Jamie Lawson, Martin Luke Brown, Daudi Matsiko, Molly and Jack, RJMarks and Cedric Peters

Comedy Stage: Andy Robinson (Compère), Jollyboat, Ian D Montford, Ellie Taylor, Christian Reilly and John Robertson

NB: 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.