Splendour in the Grass! 2017
Something about the mention of 22 July standing your hair on end? Last year, it bagged Best Festival at the Live Music Business Awards. Ringing any bells? If it’s not coming to you, we’ll help you out — it’s the date of this year’s Splendour Festival! Taking place in Wollaton Park, Nottingham, we’re excited for a day and night at the city’s biggest — and hottest — musical event.
The Main Event(s)
First things first — let’s talk headliners! The phenomenal Kaiser Chiefs are set to blow us away as the presiding act of the festival. We Predict a Riot when we try and get to the front of the stage! Alongside the Chiefs, we can’t wait to bask in the nostalgic glow of Busted. We’re still lip syncing to ‘Year 3000,’ and defy any festival-goer to deny that claim themselves! Tony Hadley of 80‘s hit machine Spandau Ballet will make an appearance, generating a huge buzz amongst younger and older crowds. We’ll also be hearing from Grammy Winner Billy Ocean on the Confetti Stage, as well as searing rock band Black Grape and indie treasure British Sea Power. And as for your powerful female vocalists, we’ve got the unforgettable Gabrielle Aplin, whose debut album ‘English Rain’ was recently certified gold in the UK, and singer-songwriter Georgie, who’s signed to Columbia records and is working on her debut album. Exciting times!
Eye of the Tiger
Have you got what it takes to embody the Future Sound of Nottingham? It’s not a title to take lightly, but if you’re currently unsigned and think you’re up to the challenge, the festival is offering the opening slot of the Main Stage to the winning act. For inspiration, you can head to the Acoustic Rooms Stage for a listen of Voice contestants Into the Ark.