Earlier this year we’ve announced that we’re returning to Splendour and we’re excited to confirm the line-up for the Confetti stage.
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.
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”.
British Sea Power
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.
We are also excited to announce that two of the artists signed to our very own artists management company Denizen will be playing on the Confetti stage.
Former Confetti student Josh Wheatley will be making a return to the festival! Having just released his debut single Runaway (the video was directed by FdSc TV Production student Ryan Peck) the future is looking bright for Josh and we can’t wait to see him perform live.
Josh will be joined by Nottingham artists 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.
Multi award-winning band Busted have also been announced for the main stage today.
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 competition winner
- Yola Carter
- Will Varley
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