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We’re back at Splendour in 2017!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll once again be a main sponsor of Nottingham’s favourite festival, Splendour – taking place this year on Saturday 22 July!

You can expect a lot to be happening all over Wollaton Park – including our Confetti stage powered by Nottingham Trent University.

We’re on board again this year, following a successful seven-year partnership with Splendour which sees our students gaining invaluable industry insight working across many aspects of the festival from crewing to recording the performances for Notts TV.

Last year’s Splendour Festival was a record-breaker for Confetti in terms of student engagement. We had over 70 students from across both our college and degree courses working in over 130 different roles – meaning they could gain experience in various aspects of festival production throughout the day. Altogether our students undertook over 1200 hours of work experience during Splendour 2016! And there’s many reasons to be excited for 2017 as we’re looking to top that record!

Want to find out how to Do It For Real and work at Splendour next year? Check out our college courses and degree courses now.

Headliner announcement alert!

This year multiple Brit award winning band Kaiser Chiefs will be headlining the festival and there will be more big names announced soon. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Splendour website for more information and keep checking the Confetti website and Facebook page for updates on who will perform on our Confetti stage.

The Yorkshire quintet are the first of over 40 acts announced to perform at the city’s biggest summer day out at Wollaton Park, and winner of ‘Best Festival’ at the 2016 Live UK Business Awards. With an amazing back catalogue of six albums, including the Brit Award winning ‘Employment’, expect a set of huge sing-along anthems including I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and UK number one single Ruby.

Kaiser Chiefs said: “We’re really looking forward to performing at Splendour. We know the crowd and the setting will make for an unforgettable atmosphere.”

George Akins, owner, DHP Family, said: “Following the biggest ever Splendour last year, we’re delighted to announce Kaiser Chiefs as 2017 headliners. The award-winning band has an amazing back catalogue as well as a great new album out. I can’t wait to see over 20,000 people at Splendour singing along to what is sure to be a real belter of a set.”

Want to help Deep Silver develop their games?

Local AAA games developers Deep Silver Dambuster have launched an exciting new games research lab in Nottingham and Confetti students have the opportuntiy to get involved!

The Deep Silver GamesLab will analyse player emotions and reactions and use the findings to shape the next generations of video games.

As a participant you’ll be called in for playtests and simply have to play through missions and levels. But it’s not just released titles that you’ll be testing. As part of GamesLab you’ll get the chance to test out future releases before they are even announced!

Oh, did we mention that you’ll also be paid for your time? Basically, you’ll earn some money for a couple of hours of gaming!

Sound exciting? You can sign up for the next playtest here: https://gameslab.dsdambuster.com/

Check the eligibility criteria below to see if you can be a part of GamesLab.

You are not eligible to sign up if:

  • You’re under 18 years old (sorry!)
  • You’re currently working or have previously worked in the gaming industry
  • You’re a games journalist/blogger

Want to get involved in games development? We offer courses at both college-level and degree-level in both Games Technology & Games Art.