Earlier this year we’ve announced that we’re returning to Splendour and we’re excited to confirm the line-up and stage times for the Confetti stage.
Billy Ocean – 8.15pm – 9.15pm
Headlining the Confetti Stage, powered by Nottingham Trent University, will be Grammy Award winning singer Billy Ocean. With a string of hits, including “Love Really Hurts Without You”, “Suddenly” and “When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going”, along with last year’s album ‘Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean’ soaring to number four, Ocean will be bringing plenty of crowd pleasers to his headlining set. Our students will be back running the stage taking this amazing opportunity to work alongside and support the performance of a massive star.
Black Grape – 6.45pm – 7.45pm
Next up, rock band Black Grape, formed by Shaun Ryder and Paul ‘Kermit’ Leveridge after the demise of Happy Mondays, will be bringing their Britpop canon to Splendour. Following a UK tour to mark the 21st anniversary of chart topping debut album ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah’, and a fantastic show at Rock City in December, expect a lively set of catchy pop hooks including “In the Name of the Father” and “Reverend Black Grape”.
British Sea Power – 5.15pm – 6pm
International treasures, British Sea Power have some remarkable admirers – the late, great David Bowie and Lou Reed were among them as well as ardent fan Daniel Radcliffe! They’ve played on ships at sea, deep inside Cornish slate mines and atop the Great Wall of China, and now, with brand new album ‘Let The Dancers Inherit The Party’ due out at the end of March, the lustrous, panoramic art-rock stalwarts are a fantastic addition to the Confetti Stage line up.
Buzzcocks – 4pm – 4.45pm
Regarded as one of the most influential bands ever, Buzzcocks have been entertaining audiences for more than four decades. Fresh from their global 40th anniversary tour, Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, Chris Remington and Danny Farrant will bring their high-octane guitar, bass and drum power to the Confetti Stage. With six successful and well-received studio albums under their belt, along with years of high profile gigging, expect an epic set of crowd pleasers including the landmark “Orgasm Addict” and UK top 40 single “Ever Fallen in Love”.
Bud – 3pm – 3.30pm
Performing on stage before Buzzcocks is Nottingham artist Bud. Bud’s vibrant reggae beats have been played by BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Greg James and Scott Mills and championed by BBC 1Xtra’s David Rodigan. At the end of 2016, the rising star was one of the most played artists on BBC Introducing in the East Midlands.
We are also excited to announce that one artist signed to our very own artists management company Denizen will be playing on the Confetti stage.
Josh Wheatley – 2pm – 2.45pm
Former Confetti student Josh Wheatley will be making a return to the festival! Having just released his second single Shiver, the future is looking bright for Josh and we can’t wait to see him perform live.
Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as headliners for this year’s award-winning Splendour Festival! The success of their debut album ‘Employment’, released in 2005 with hits including Everyday I Love You Less and Less and I Predict a Riot, sold over three million copies and won the band three Brit Awards, and also won an NME Award for Best Album.
Since then, Kaiser Chiefs have gone on to release five more original studio albums including their latest album Stay Together (2016), which charted in the UK top five.
Busted, one of the biggest homegrown pop acts of the 21st century, will generate plenty of excitement joining Kaiser Chiefs as the next act confirmed for the Main Stage. Beloved by a whole generation of fans who grew up with them in the noughties, the double Brit Award winning band are sure to go down a storm playing a mix of their unforgettable hits and songs from their third studio album ‘Night Driver’. After a sell-out show at Rock City in February, expect to be taken to the “Year 3000” with a sing-along set from the band with an incredible five million record sales, platinum albums and hit singles, including “Crashed The Wedding”, “What I Go to School For”, “You Said No”, “Who’s David” and “Thunderbirds”.
They will be joined on the main stage by:
- Tony Hadley
- Gabrielle Aplin
- Future Sound of Nottingham winner Brotherhood
- Yola Carter
- Will Varley
Stage Times (Hover over the image to zoom)
Acoustic Rooms Stage
Headlining the Acoustic Rooms Stage are a range of talented local artists!
- Into the Ark
- Yazmin Lacey
- Jimi Mack
- Unknown Era
- Tom Lumley
- Young T & Bugsey
- Lisa Hendricks
- Sunflower Thieves